How a little black Oscars dress went green
Valentina Delfino, Missi Pyle and Birgit Muller pose during a fitting.
February 26th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

How a little black Oscars dress went green

Of all the outfits that will be worn on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, the one Missi Pyle will be wearing may arguably become one of the most influential. That's because the chic little number could set a new eco-friendly trend.

The gown is the winner of the third annual Red Carpet Green Dress design contest, a competition dreamed up by Suzy Amis Cameron (the wife of "Avatar" and "Titanic" director James Cameron), an ardent environmentalist.

Pyle, who co-stars in the best picture nominee “The Artist,” told CNN she committed to wearing the gown even before seeing the finished version.

“There are so few clothing options that are eco-friendly, and [manufacturing] has a huge impact on our environment,” she said at a fitting the day before the Oscars.  “I’m so excited to be going on the red carpet in this gown!”

The dress was made with so-called “cruelty-free silk,” meaning the worms that spun the material were not killed in the process of harvesting their silk.  A natural mineral dye was used to tint the silk green.

Suzy Amis Cameron wore the first winning design from the Red Carpet Green Dress contest to the 2010 Oscars (the year her husband’s film “Avatar” was nominated). She told CNN people don’t realize what goes into making typical garments because, she claims, “The way they are milled and the way they are dyed is really toxic.”

Valentina Delfino, a student of fashion design in Miami, submitted the winning design, and Emmy-winning designer Birgit Muller mentored Delfino and supervised the creation of the dress.

The statuesque Pyle, who measures over six feet in heels, makes an ideal model.

“She’s been a good sport,” Muller said at the Saturday fitting. “We couldn’t have asked for a better person.”

Pyle, Cameron, Muller and Valentina drank a champagne toast to their collaboration. Then it was time for some last minute adjustments, to make the gown even more stunning.

Muller said “[We’re] taking it in in the back for more of a fantastic goddess shape.”

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    February 29, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Richard Fore

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    February 27, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Carrieanne

    Stop feeding the trolls.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • @jock itch troll

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      February 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @Charlie Crack Ho3s

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    February 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Liz Carter

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    February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. You

    Can always tell when a women is jealous on these blogs. they never have anything positive to say...lmfao. point proven! Goofy Gina's comment was meant to bad mouth out of

    February 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • @9:52

      how'd ya like a comment now. i'm thinking you are the jealous one. you go from one topic to the next just bad mouthing any gal that posts on this blog. they are all so obivious, too. are you intentionally that bad of a troll or do you actually work at it. then the continuous posts back and forth to yourself, man, very lame. dude, i hope you really aren't this miserable in real life. it would really suck to be you.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. A

    Comment will come after the walking The walking dead is on so she and the rest of losers are busy watching it and they will be on to defend the jealous patetic biotch after. lmfao

    February 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @9:25

    7:15 – 9:25 was a long time to monitor. You must be tired.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sly Sadie

    @Goofy Gina: Lol.. everyone is jealous of us gf. We are the bomb!! Did you not enjoy seeing those stri ppers?! You looked so s3 xy in in your mini skirt and shaking your a55 !!!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @9:25

    Proved my point..lmfao!!! Hit a nerve!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @9:31

      dude, you didn't hit any of my nerves. you are more like the azz that takes his fingernails and scratches down the blackboard. you just irritate, kind of like jock itch. hey, there's a new name for you. jock itch troll.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @Goofy Gina

    So what? Typical of you and your friends to come on here and make a remark about another female. Yet you and your b!-otches loves to come on and brag about going and seeing male str-ippers, what s-3xy outfit to wear for girls night out, etc, etc. Only jealous b!otches would come on here a bad mouth another woman or what she wears if it's s3 xy. Let me guess-you will come back and say you were just saying about the dress. Oh how you love the dress or give a song and dance about it to to cover it that you are one pathetic jealous a55

    February 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • @9:01

      Speaking of morons. She made a comment on the dress, plain & simple. You on the other hand, made a swipe at her & her friends. Besides that, where's her friends comments? You are just a trouble causing azz. You just keep trying with that lame attempt of stirring up sh!t. Nobody believes your garbage.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |

    yes 4 reall Suzy Amis Cameron wore the first

    February 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |

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