I had the honor of attending the very fabulous Be EcoChic event last Thursday night, the start of the New York Fashion week MADness, and I had a blast. How could I not? The American Museum of Natural History, one of my top five fave places in NYC, lent a fantastic backdrop to the star-studded ecofashion show and party.
The event was HUGE! with hundreds filling up the space beneath the iconic blue whale that hangs over one of the main rooms in the AMNH- which I have to say was the PERFECT place to put a runway. There’s no ignoring that whale, and the connection between the aims of the folks behind the event, and the environment, were as bold and impossible to ignore as the cetacean above our heads.
Brian Howard (The Daily Green), Johanna, Sergio Baradat (Baradat.com), and Starre Vartan (Eco Chick)
Carl Pope (The Sierra Club) and model Angela Lindvall (Collage Foundation) were the Masters of Ceremony
What a venue! Photo by Remy C. For more images backstage and at the after party, check Remy’s site.
Lauren Hutton (model) in Maggie Norris Couture military coat, jodpurs and cotton shirt Photo by Remy C.
Tamara Tunie (Law and Order) in a B. Michael recycled and reconstructed quilted cotton ball gown with yarn-embroidered garden motif
Laura Turner Seydel (environmental activist) in silk chiffon evening dress printed with low-impact dyes
Alek Wek (supermodel) in Ralph Rucci recycled raffia jacket, white cotton pants and turtleneck, and eco bag by wek1933
Jon McLaughlin provided mid-show entertainment. Jon’s wearing Edun organic jeans and striped shirt
Malin Ackerman (actress, 27 dresses) in Sue Stemp recycled black evening dress
Tori Praver (model) in Edun organic denim evening gown, followed by Coltrane Curtis (MTV host) in Converse by John Varvatos vintage linen suit and cotton shirt
All images, unless otherwise indicated, by Starre Vartan.