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Emma Roberts Takes Us Inside Her Oscars Prep Before Hitting the Red Carpet in Stylish, Sustainable Armani Privé

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Right now, green beauty and sustainable fashion are two of the biggest, buzziest categories, particularly for celebrities. Whether it’s as small as a commitment to using coconut oil for moisturizer (like all these stars have) or a whole press tour devoted to eco-friendly fashion (hi, Emma Watson), the concept of environmentally-friendly style has never been hotter. But lest you think that means crocheted maxi dresses out of hemp or recycled plastic bottles, Emma Roberts is here to show that there’s more than one stylish way to save the planet.

The star took Suzy Amis Cameron’s “Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge” this year (one that nominee Naomie Harris has taken in the past), this time choosing to embrace the green side of vintage fashion by selecting a dress from Giorgio Armani’s archives. Specifically, a spaghetti strap couture gown from the brand’s January 2005 collection embroidered with cream crystals and waves of small white jet beads with a two-tiered skirt and a dramatic plunging bodice featuring jet and black crystal teardrops and a black satin cummerbund.

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She finished the look by debuting exclusively created diamond jewelry from Atelier Swarovski’s new fine jewelry collection, which incorporates Swarovski-created diamonds into the sparkling crystal styles they’re known for. She was joined in the challenge on the carpet by Lion‘s Priyanka Bose, who wore a piece by Vivienne Westwood. And she shared her getting-ready photos exclusively with People.

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“Seeing Suzy’s [Amis Cameron] passion for people, for fashion and for the environment is inspiring and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I’m honored to partner with Red Carpet Green Dress and wear one of Giorgio Armani’s vintage gowns.  I’m equally thankful to not just bring an ethical fashion statement to the Oscars, but to generate productive conversation that affects positive change to the world around us,” Roberts said in a statement, adding on the E! red carpet, “It’s all for a good cause!”

Of course, it’s no surprise Roberts rocked vintage so beautifully – after all, she has an incredible example in her Aunt Julia, whose vintage Valentino (worn to take home a best actress statue for Erin Brockovich) is one of the most memorable Oscars gowns of all time, which Roberts noted in her interview with Seacrest. “I remember when my aunt was trying on dresses the year she was nominated [for Erin Brockovich in 2001] and won,” she said. “The dress she wore—I said, “You should wear the skunk dress,’ and she ended up winning in it.”

Do you love the dress?