The Red Carpet Project is the design practice of Georgia McCorkill who works in collaboration with various types of people who make fashion happen such as celebrities, stylists, publicists and media to use the captivating properties of the fashion worn in special occasion scenarios such as the red carpet to raise awareness of environmental problems faced by the fashion industry and design propositions aimed at addressing such problems. The project is based on the premise that a gown is an engaging exemplar that can be used to speak more generally about questions of waste, consumption and life cycle thinking.
Dresses are created for The Red Carpet Project in a spirit of activism – they are not a commercial endeavour.
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Date: 15 April 2011 Ethics Approval Number: CHEAN A—2000449-02/11
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