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Maria MenounosÂ walked the carpet for the Emmys wearing anÂ eco-couture gown byÂ Oliver Tolentino.Â After meeting Oliver and seeing his incredible work, Maria knew she had to wear one of his designs to the awards ceremony. Â Maria loved three couture creations (2 eco and 1 crepe de chine)Â so muchÂ that the Extra host asked her viewers to vote online and help decideÂ which gownÂ she should wear. Â The viewersÂ picked aÂ Grecian blue strapless ecoÂ gown,Â featuring a sweetheart draped bodice with a raw-edged finish and draped skirt with a high slit. Â Hand-woven from the fiber of pineappleÂ leaves, Maria’s one-of-a-kind creation combines eco-friendly techniques with impeccable design.
Â Tolentino was excited to work with Maria on this project because of their joint interest in creating something that is both beautiful and promotes eco-friendly fashion. The designer explains, “I incorporate eco into some of my designs because of my concern for the environment and to promote the centuries-old skills and talents of the weavers in my native Philippines.”