POPSUGAR Fashion

Fab Blab: Kate Bosworth Wears Recycled (Phillip Lim) Zippers

Dec 4 2008 - 3:00pm


[1]You know, you hear about celebrities being environmental activists, but to see it seals the deal.

We love Kate Bosworth [2]; she's so cute and her style is ever evolving. We were super excited when we found out she was going to co-host this year's Gorgeous and Green benefit in San Francisco [3].

This is the benefit's fourth year in the making, and past hosts and supporters include Leonardo DiCaprio [4], Orlando Bloom [5], and Salma Hayek [6]. Proceeds went to Global Green USA [7], an organization committed to various green initiatives like rebuilding New Orleans and promoting access to clean water as a global human right. Not only did PartySugar find a really yummy organic cabernet [8], I talked to Bosworth about her super cool Phillip Lim [9] dress, which turned out to be, you guessed it, green.

After greeting Bosworth, she complimented us — "You guys look lovely." She had us at lovely. I knew her dramatic zippered LBD was from Phillip Lim's Spring collection [10], but there was more than meets the eye:

So this dress is Phillip Lim?

"It’s his green line. This dress is in his regular [Spring] line but he made this for me for this event. I told him I really liked this dress, but I know he has a green line, so I asked if it was possible to make it green and he said absolutely. This is some hemp, some organic silk, recycled zippers, and it’s been hand-dyed in natural dyes. What’s so great about it is a lot of people think green clothing can be boring or granola-ish. The reason I loved it is it shows how you can make an interesting design 100 percent green."

To see more of Bosworth at the event and images from the green runway show, .

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Source [11] and photos courtesy Drew Altizer [12]


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