On Sunday night, guests including actresses Rosario Dawson, Madelaine Petsch and Angela Bassett together with model Maye Musk gathered at Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel to celebrate sustainable style and honor one of ethical fashion’s foremost advocates.
Hosted by MAISON-DE-MODE.COM, the Carmen-backed New York-based luxury ethical retailer founded by Hassan Pierre and Amanda Hearst, the inaugural pre-Oscars gala dinner was held in honor of former actress Suzy Amis Cameron, who is now renowned for her work and commitment to sustainability.
Among her achievements are the MUSE School, a private day school she co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis in Calabasas, California back in 2005, which became the first school in the United States to be 100% solar powered, zero waste, and with a 100% organic, plant-based lunch program, and the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative, a global design competition established in 2009 to create eco-friendly Oscars dresses and tuxes.
“I never felt that there was something I as an individual could do to make the world a better place, and then, I had two ah-ha moments,” admitted Amis Cameron in her honor acceptance speech. “The first one was [the initiative] Red Carpet Green Dress and then the second was becoming plant-based. The largest contributors to green house gases and climate change are fossil fuels, all transportation combined, and animal agriculture. One person can make a difference by wearing more sustainable clothes and by eating plant-based foods once a day,” she went on to say.
Among the evening’s other guests were Paris Hilton, Elon Musk, James Cameron, Priyanka Bose, Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst, and many of the gowns worn, including the custom Vivienne Westwood dress crafted from archival couture fabric chosen by Rosario Dawson, were slated to be donated to MAISON-DE-MODE.COM to benefit Amis Cameron’s MUSE School.