The more we hear about the Met Gala, the more we’re left in awe. From over-the-top luxury manicures to surprising social media cameos, this year’s event has yet to disappoint. With the theme of this year’s gala being Man vs Machine (Manus x Machina), we were a little dismayed that so many stars decided to just go for a silver/robotic look and not cool technology like Claire Danes magical glowing dress. That is, until we got wind of what was really going on with Emma Watson’s gala look.

Watson returned to the Met Gala with her signature pants-under-dress look again this year, this time with a very tuxedo feel. We wondered how her vintage/modern look had anything to do with the theme, and we were so surprised and impressed with what we’ve found out about it.

The dress, which was designed by Watson and Calvin Klein, features fabric made from fibers woven from recycled plastic! Everything on her outfit is recycled and reusable. Watson went for the look because she wanted something not only made from sustainable materials, but an outfit that isn’t a one and done kind of deal. “The zippers were made from recycled materials, the bustier was woven from organic cotton and the organic silk in the lining was crafted to the highest environmental standards… It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, and the train can be used for a future red carpet look.”

Not only thinking about how it’s made but also how it’ll be used in future? This is definitely the kind of cool thinking we’re used to from the outspoken actress.

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