Scrolling through Met Gala photos is like going through a bag of jelly beans — full of surprises and questions! Are cyborgs and werewolves coming for us all? Are these the end times? Is that a pile of garbage on top of Emma Watson?
Yes, it is, and it actually looked cute. Watson’s dress — a collaboration by Calvin Klein and Eco Age — is made from recycled plastic bottles. Since we’re on track to have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, thank goodness someone had the ingenuity and presence of mind to toss some of that on one of Hollywood’s more celebrated starlets.
I know what you’re thinking: “That’s not sustainable! When is she going to wear that again?” A valid question, as Americans wear a given garment seven times on average before throwing it away. Surprise, again: That’s not a dress — those are pants. In fact, it’s a multi-piece, mix-and-matchable outfit.
Watson explains how it all works on her Facebook page: “It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look … I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again.”
Specifically, she’s planning to wear the outfit 30 times.
On the topic of ocean awareness: Did Taylor Swift skin a fish for a dress that wouldn’t look out of place on a bottle waitress at the most elite club in Canton, Ohio? Don’t get me wrong — that’s a high compliment.