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"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Not an easy gown to wear.  No wonder she’s selling it.

WWD reported last week that actress Lena Dunham teamed up with online luxury consignment platform The Real Real to pass along some of her wardrobe goodies.

Included in the sale were several of the pieces she wore on her television show, Girls as well as shoes, graphic t-shirts, and the Elizabeth Kennedy gown (priced at $4000) that Dunham sported to this year’s Met Gala. So far the sales total over $26,000, which will be donated to Planned Parenthood. 

The Real Real often works with celebrity clients, who donate their commissions to charities.

Great idea!

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hqdefaultAnd the winner is … Grape Leather! That was my vote.

WWD announced the winner this morning. The Italian team behind the idea of reusing grape wine waste for leather will receive $320,000 from the H&M Foundation.

Leader of Grape Leather, Rossella Longobardo says: “Our first objectives will consist in switching from a pilot to an industrial scale production of our fabric and starting a green, cruelty-free revolution within the leather industry, finally solving its related issues and overexploitation.”
This is very exciting. I’m looking forward to the revolution!
Congratulations to Team Grape Leather and to all the winners.

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