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Friday
Aug132010

charlotte casiraghi: champion of eco-friendly design



One of my favorite articles in the September issue of Vogue is a piece written about Charlotte Casiraghi, Grace Kelly’s granddaughter (but of course, you smart women knew that already). The article mentions a recent project that Ms. Casiraghi worked on with Italian artist  Michelangelo Pistoletto and Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. In 2009, Mr. Pistoletto and Ms. Sozzani invited 11 young + creative designers from around world to create a look made entirely of sustainable material. The project was intended to encourage designers + fashion houses to create collections with a smaller carbon footprint. Alongside a team of heavy influencers within the Fashion industry, Charlotte Casiraghi created EVER Manifesto, a short magazine to accompany the unveiling of the designer’s looks. EVER Manifesto, now available online in a PDF format, includes photos of the looks (two of which are shown above) and several pieces regarding the current state of sustainable fashion. My favorite article in the magazine? An interview with Franca Sozzani conducted by Ms. Casiraghi herself (can you tell that I like interviews?!). If you have time today, I encourage you to take a peak-- It is truly a great read!