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Red Carpet Green Dress contest deadline pushed to Nov. 15

November 06, 2012|By Adam Tschorn
  • At left, Missi Pyle wears the 2012 winning design at last year's Oscars. At right the contest's global campaign director Samata Angel, designer Vivienne Westwood and challenge founder Suzy Amis Cameron, from left.
At left, Missi Pyle wears the 2012 winning design at last year's Oscars.… ((L) Jay L. Clendenin / Los…)

We've just received word that due to the effects of super storm Sandy, the deadline for designer submissions to the 2013 Red Carpet Green Dress competition, initially set for Nov. 5, has been extended by 10 days to Nov. 15.

Organizers of the challenge released the following statement:

"To accommodate designers in the USA, Cuba and Haiti who have been struggling, due to Superstorm Sandy, to finish materials by November 5th, Suzy Amis Cameron, Red Carpet Green Dress Founder, and Samata Angel, Global Campaign Director, have decided to extend the deadline for all potential entrants to Thursday, November 15th.  

Just off the heels of this devastating storm that was fueled by circumstances relating to climate change, there couldn't be a more fitting time to amp up the conversation of sustainability as it relates to fashion.  'We want to ensure that everyone interested in entering this competition, where ever they are based, is given a fair chance at this fantastic, life-changing opportunity to make a statement on behalf of sustainable fashion," proclaims Amis Cameron.  "And our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.'"

The winner of the contest, which challenges designers to create a gown made entirely of sustainable materials, will see their creation worn on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards on Feb. 24. 

There's also been one additional bit of news since we first mentioned this year's contest in September: fashion designer and longtime environmental advocate Vivienne Westwood will be the contest's fourth judge (along with Amis Cameron, Zem Joaquin and  Lewis Perkins) and serve as a mentor to the winning designer.

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