Revisiting an iconic piece from the all-American designer’s first collection with the Emmy-award winning actress. Fashion — Oct 10
“I love how it moves,” purrs Olivia on her glittering, floor-skimming Tommy Hilfiger dress, “it makes you feel like you can dance all night.” The twinkling persimmon dress was first shown on the runways last October in Paris, and worked on in collaboration with Zendaya and her stylist Law Roach. “The color is dreamy, but it’s the fluidity that provides an edge and attitude to whoever wears it.” And while Olivia sported the piece for tonight’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards—airing on Sky and YouTube—the piece’s roots come from the disco-era.
“I remember seeing clothes like these on the dance floor of Studio 54,” said Hilfiger to Vogue of the collection. “When [Zendaya and Law] said they wanted to do the ’70s their way, it warmed my heart.” Inspired by the designs worn by Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Pat Cleveland, and other icons of the time, Zendaya said, “we wanted to pay tribute to the women who came before, the women who made it possible for me to be here.”
Model Grace Bol brought the design to life on the catwalk and Olivia extended its life onto the Green Carpet, the first step in Tommy Hilfiger’s Make It Possible sustainable initiative. “As our brand has evolved over the years, driven by this inclusive spirit, so has our commitment to social and environmental sustainability,” says Hilfiger. Part of the brand’s goals include creating a fully circular, sustainable production loop and operating from supply chain to store with a more ecologically minded approach. Their target date? 2030. “What Tommy is doing is incredible and shows the best of our industry,” says Olivia. “I am proud to be a part of this initiative and to show others how stylish it is to dress green.”