Ginnifer Goodwin wearing a dress by AAU students
Ginnifer Goodwin wearing a dress by AAU students

DALLAS, Oct 28, 2009 / FW/ — Kudos to the Academy of Art University students who created a collection of sustainable dresses for a class project; the clothes are so good looking that actress Ginnifer Goodwin wore a dress from the 1Oak (One Of A Kind) collection at the 20th Anniversary Environmental Media Association Awards.

The chic strapless dress that Ginnifer wore is actually made from hospital scrubs that would have normally been discarded. The scrubs have been treated, dyed and pleated using sustainable practices.

Now, Priscilla Guimarais, Kumiko Haruyama, Nui Tanapornwattana, Audrey Wang and Tramaine Tillman, who are still undergraduates, mind you, can add celebrity dressing to their résumé. Bravo!

And thanks Ginnifer for promoting these young design talents and also for supporting the environment.

Speaking of good cause, actress Kristen Bell wore a Vena Cava dress from the design duo’s Fall 2009 collection to co-host Vanity Fair’s benefit for Invisible Children on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Kristen showed her support for the cause – and gave the pretty dress a downtown edge – by pairing it with the Invisible Children graphic tank top that was launched at the event and studded platform heels.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden with Dr. Robert F. Katz, M.D. at the March of Dimes
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden with Dr. Robert F. Katz, M.D. at the March of Dimes

The week is still early, but supporting good causes seem to be in the minds of celebrities. Nicole Richie, together with Joel Madden and Dr. Robert F. Katz, M.D. were at the March of Dimes Stork Club Tea sponsored by Stride Rite in Beverly Hills on October 21, 2009.

March of Dimes is a United States health charity whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. It was founded in 1938 as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to defeat the epidemic disease poliomyelitis (commonly known as polio).

And since we are on the subject of marching, let’s move on to walking and talk about Sergio Rossi who is turning out to be the footwear of choice of many celebrities.

Leslie Mann, who is this year’s honoree of the Fulfillment Fund, chose to accessorize her black & yellow halter mini dress with a black patent leather pump and a black satin purse from Sergio Rossi Cruise 2010 collection when she attended the Fulfillment Fund STARS Gala on October 26th.

Each year, the STARS Gala honors a leader in the entertainment industry for extraordinary generosity and philanthropic involvement. For 2009, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann are the honorees.

In New York, when Anne Hathaway attended the 18th anniversary of the Empire State Pride Agenda, the actress finished her all black ensemble – black bustier mini dress and black leggings with a Sergio Rossi black patent leather pump from the Fall 2009 collection.

Kristen Bell wearing Vena Cava
Kristen Bell wearing Vena Cava

The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization.

And, as it turns out, Hilary Swank is also a fan of Sergio Rossi. The Academy Award winning actress wore a black suede pump from Sergio Rossi Fall 2009 collection at the party for the premiere of her latest film “Amelia.”

And since we are now back to work… actress Michelle Monaghan looked stunning in a black strapless dress and Martin Katz Jewels at the opening of the Hollywood Film Festival last night.

Monaghan wore a black and white diamond earrings and wide diamond bracelet from Martin Katz.

We are still in Beverly Hills and we spotted actress Maria Bello, star of the upcoming movie, “The Private Life of Pippa Lee” arrived at the 13th annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2009 in Max Mara.