Regular followers might recall that back in May Colin and I
spent an evening... I am pausing to pinch myself here... with the
Obamas and the Queen -
see it here. At the risk of repeating myself, it was one of the
highlights of my year!
But one element of that night that I have no problem repeating
is the gown created by Henrietta
Ludgate. It's one of my favourite pieces created for the GCC so
here it gets another public outing. Due to royal protocol it wasn't
photographed last time either (apart from a slightly hazy snap I
took quickly in the garden!). Besides, what better occasion than
the British Fashion
Awards? If I were one of the judges, Henrietta would win the
Emerging Talent awards hands down.
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Henrietta's talent is innate. She has a quirky viewpoint but
knows how to execute design eccentricity with precision and gloss.
From my previous blog you will remember that this dress is "made
from end-of-line duchess silk satin, all the material for this
piece was sourced locally - not only giving this dress a very low
carbon footprint but allowing the process to go from design to
finished garment in a matter of days. The artisan pleaters used in
the making of this dress have been going since the Twenties and are
one of the few remaining artisan pleaters in the UK. And as an
extra green-aside, even the pleating was achieved using a steam
heat chemical-free process!"
SEE RED CARPET STYLE AT THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2011
But for the British Fashion Awards I'll team it with a stunning
McQueen clutch. (This underlines the gigantic crush I have on
Burton who is outrageously talented) and earrings from the
Cartier vintage collection. (Listen for some Cartier-related
announcements from me in the New Year). The shoes are my favourite
emerald green stilettos making yet another appearance for the
WHO WON WHAT AT THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2011
This brings us to the close of the Green Carpet Challenge 2011.
It's one that included a visit to the
Oscars and a
Met Ball first! I can hardly wait to tell you what we've got in
store next year as the challenge goes up several gears. Thank you
so much to everybody who has supported us this year and to all of
you who believe that fashion has an exciting sustainable future.
And to anyone who is waiting to be convinced - we're coming to get
you in 2012!
Have a happy (eco) Christmas!
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