Alessandro Michele and Dakota Johnson Celebrated Sustainability at Milan's Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The event brought designers, models, actors and to honor those doing important, environmentally conscious work in the industry.
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Alessandro Michele and Dakota Johnson in Gucci. Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Alessandro Michele and Dakota Johnson in Gucci. Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images

If ever there was proof that sustainable fashion is moving away from being a niche concern and into the mainstream, the first annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards, held on Sunday night in Italy, were it. The star-studded event drew A-list models like Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bündchen, designers like Alessandro Michele and Giorgio Armani, actors like Dakota Johnson and Zoe Saldana and editors like Suzy Menkes and Anna Wintour to its "green carpet," where attendees wore sustainable designs from a range of labels.

The event was presented by Italian fashion governing body Camera Nazionale della Moda in collaboration with sustainability consultancy Eco-Age, with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency and the patronage of the Municipality of Milan. Its goal, according to a release, was to "put sustainability — arguably the most important movement for humankind — at the heart of fashion," with an emphasis on the Italian luxury industry and its supply chains. Awardees included both well-recognized labels like Brunello Cucinelli and up-and-coming brands like Tiziano Guardini that are foregrounding sustainable production.

See the full list of awards from the 2017 Green Carpet Fashion Awards here, then check out the evening's best-dressed in the gallery below.

Community & Social Justice Award: Brunello Cucinelli

The Art of Craftsmanship Award: the seamstresses of Maison Valentino

Best International Designer supporting Made In Italy Award: Tom Ford

Technology and Innovation Award: Orange Fiber and Newlife

Supply Chain Innovation Award: Gucci

Eco Stewardship Award: Ermenegildo Zegna

The Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best Emerging Designer: Tiziano Guardini

Sustainable Producer Award: Taroni

The Artisanal Laureate Award: Chiara Vigo

The Social Laureate Award: Illaria Venturini Fendi

The Vogue Eco Laureate Award: Gisele Bündchen

The CNMI Recognition of Sustainability Award: Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Alessandro Michele

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