Livia Firth Wears Upcycled Gary Harvey Dress and Fairtrade Jewels to the Oscars

I oohed and awwd over Livia Firth's Prophetik peace silk gown, which she wore to this year's Golden Globe Awards, and she didn't disappoint at the 83rd Academy Awards, where she accompanied Oscar Award-winning husband Colin Firth donning a Gary Harvey eco-couture gown, via Vogue UK.

Oh, and I haven't even mentioned her fair trade bling, the first ever in the world certified by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Livia Firth is a vision in white in this corseted gown, the culmination of her Green Carpet challenge on Voque UK -- for this awards season, at least -- which was made from 11 vintage and second hand dresses all from the era of Colin Firth's Oscar-winning film, The King's Speech.

British designer Gary Harvey used all recycled materials for the final dress. Livia Firth points out on her blog at Vogue UK, "the only thing that we've used that is new is the thread that actually stitches the dress together."


Gary Harvey's Financial Time dress at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Emma Grady

The dress is a much more wearable version than some of Harvey's creations that we've seen in the past, like his Financial Times newspaper dress, which we saw at New York Fashion Week.

As for her jewels, Firth wore an exquisite set of earrings and a cocktail ring -- the first ever to wear the Fairtrade Foundation's gold mark! The jewelery was made with Oro Verde gold, sourced by Cred Jewelery from Colombia, and 35-carats of traceable Aquamarines from Eastern Zambia and Jeweltree diamonds from the Liqhobong Women Miners Cooperative in Lesotho, sourced by Guy Clutterbuck and designed by Anna Loucah.

Read more and view the photos at Livia Firth's blog on Vogue UK.

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