On Sunday night, at an event titled “A Night To Remember,” Livia Firth and the Green Carpet Challenge will join forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Fashion Council to unveil an exhibition of vintage couture gowns unearthed by William Vintage founder William Banks-Blaney, including work by designers from Hubert de Givenchy to John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
Keira Knightley is among the event’s cohosts, who also include Colin Firth, Amanda Berry, Natalie Massanet, Banks-Blaney, Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The world’s first eco-friendly mannequins will also be launched at the event. Italian mannequin manufacturer Bonaveri has developed a bio-based polymer and paint made from natural substances to produce biodegradable mannequins. Andrea and Guido Bonaveri are also among the night’s cohosts.
A screening of “The First Monday in May,” the documentary about the Met Ball, will be shown during the evening.