Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:49

Thandie Newton wears Vivienne Westwood at Cannes 2018 for The Green Carpet Challenge

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A Star Wars Story the sustainable force was with Thandie Newton who wore a stunning ‘Vivienne Westwood for The GCC’ gown at Cannes Film Festival the opening gala of Solo, 15th May. 

Thandie completed her look with Chopard jewellery, the Maison known for its Journey to Sustainable Luxury.

This remarkable GCC piece has been hand-crafted in Westwood’s London atelier, with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified ‘peau de soie’ from Taroni, the luxury Italian silk producer*. The stunning print has been created especially as an homage to Thandie’s first appearance in the motion-picture franchise. It features images of her personal Star Wars figurine collection, which photographed by Christian Hogstedt and layered over the iconic Vivienne Westwood Absence of Roses print. The gown is finished with details of gold, jet black and iridescent upcycled Swarovski crystals.

Thandie Newton also wore jewellery by Chopard. Earlier this year, the iconic Swiss jewellery and watch house unveiled the achievement of a 100% ethical gold supply chain as part of its program The Journey for Sustainable Luxury.

Following on from Cate Blanchett’s Armani GCC moment at opening night, The Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) is now in its eighth year bringing dynamic change in the fashion industry to life by showcasing the best sustainable looks. The programme has had a starring role at Cannes 2018, beginning with Cate Blanchett rewearing an iconic Armani gown.

In the run up to Cannes, the GCC team of fashion supply chain and fibre experts have worked with A-list talent, design houses, designers, celebrity stylists, fabric mills and textile laboratories as we experience a huge shift in the perception and production of fashion toward sustainability.

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