Um yes, I'm quite jealous (sorry Mr. Hartmann). But it's impossible not to find Livia Firth completely lovely...and impressive. She's a film producer, owns an eco shop in Chiswick, UK, and recently--along with Mr. Firth--launched a web platform for humanitarian films, BRIGHTWIDE.COM.
Just prior to the 2010 Golden Globes, Livia approached her friend, journalist Lucy Siegle, and proposed that they team up on a "Green Carpet Challenge" in which they would dress Livia sustainably for all of her awards show appearances, encompassing labor rights, repurposing, up-cycling, low waste, low carbon, low impact, sustainable fibers, alternative fibers and some organic fibers. Livia blogged about the challenge on Vogue.com UK throughout awards season, culminating in the Oscars and then did it all over again this year.
Her 2011 Oscar dress was made by Gary Harvey, who created it from repurposing pieces from 11 different dresses sourced from Cancer Research shops and vintage stores. Every piece used in the design was from the era of The Kings Speech, and every element from zips to corsetry, was recycled.
All photos from Vogue.com UK
Pretty certainly is as pretty does, wouldn't you agree?