Vintage at the 2017 Oscars

Vintage is ALWAYS green…and more and more celebrities are embracing environmentally friendly fashions in their daily lives AND on the red carpet. But at last night’s Oscar ceremony, it was Emma Roberts who was most passionate about bringing attention to sustainable fashion in her “vintage” Armani gown. We enjoyed watching her use her celebrity in the most brilliant way: to generate change.

89th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 26 Feb 2017

Emma Roberts in a 2005 (not quite vintage, but green!) Armani Privé gown. By recycling this dress, she saved more than 10,000 gallons of water, 1/2 pound of fertilizers, 4 ounces of pesticides and 6 pounds of carbon emissions. And she looked great!

89th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Halle Berry, always gorgeous, In Versace. BEST.


Taraji P. Henson’s Alberta Ferretti gown was simple and stunning. BEST.


Felicity Jones in pale, bland, ill-fitting Dior made her look like a music box ballerina. WORST.


This Elie Saab just had too much going on for Janelle Monae. WORST.


Classy minimalist couple Trudie Styler and Sting.  BEST.


Another classy pair, Leslie Mann (in Zak Posen) and Judd Apatow. BEST.


The worst trend at the Oscars was the skinny suit. I was thrilled that Casey Affleck won, but sad that he could not move his arms. He wasn’t the only one.


Viggo Mortensen’s straightjacket I mean suit was by Dior.

About Elisa Casas

ELISA CASAS (that’s me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe, and I starred in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk. I like pomegranates, clouds, “Exile on Main Street,” birthdays, ancient ruins, the beach, abstract art, cypress trees, “Annie Hall,” old diamonds, Almodovar, clam shacks, surprises, Anne Boleyn, popcorn, “Rebecca,” margaritas, pugs, apple pie and castles in Spain. I live in TriBeCa with my fashionable daughter, Ruby. Follow Chelsea Girl on Facebook- and Instagram-ChelseaGirlVintage
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