Red Carpet Awaits The Star In The 'Eco-Dress'

James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron and  Jillian Granz. Chris Pizzello/AP i i

hide captionAvatar director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron (left), pose with Michigan State University design student Jillian Granz.

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James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron and  Jillian Granz. Chris Pizzello/AP

Avatar director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron (left), pose with Michigan State University design student Jillian Granz.

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Hollywood can be a place where people who call themselves environmental advocates fly in for Earth Day on private planes from Aspen. But Suzy Amis Cameron, who is married to director James Cameron, will also walk the walk along the red carpet at the Oscars Sunday night.

Suzy Amis Cameron will wear a garment that is described as an "eco-dress," designed by Michigan State University senior Jillian Granz, who won an eco-dress design contest to raise money for an elementary school described as "eco-friendly."

The dress is what James Cameron calls "Avatar blue" — the blue of the characters who are depicted in his Oscar-nominated film. According to the Web site Ecouterre.com, the dress is made from what's sometimes known as ahimsa, or "peace silk" — a material spun from cocoons without killing the worms inside.

Ecouterre.com describes the dress as "zero-waste," which is like Women's Wear Daily calling a new design "stunning."

The dress can be re-worn and recycled. But, if Suzy Amis Cameron wears any Harry Winston jewels, she might not want to recycle them.

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