On February 22, 2012 Vanity Fair and Ermenegildo Zegna, along with Colin and Livia Firth and Anna Zegna, hosted an intimate dinner at Chateau Marmont to benefit Oxfam America, the international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.
Over the last ten years, Colin Firth has worked hard, both in public and behind the scenes, to become an extremely knowledgeable and highly respected campaigner for Oxfam.
Guests at the event included hosts Colin and Livia Firth and Anna Zegna, along with Demian Bichir, Emily Blunt, Kenneth Branagh, Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter, Kristin Davis, Cameron Diaz, Djimon Honsou and Kimora Lee, Emile Hirsch, Danny Huston, John Krazinski, Olga Kurylenko, Vanity Fair Publisher Edward Menicheschi, President of Oxfam Raymond Offenheiser, Gary Oldman and Alexandra Oldman, Stefanie Sherk, Mia Wasikowska and more.
Adding a special element to the evening, Ermenegildo Zegna dressed select male guests including Demian Bichir, Kenneth Branagh, Colin Firth, Djimon Honsou, John Krazinski, Danny Huston, and Raymond Offenheiser in eco-friendly fashions as part of Livia Firth’s ‘The Green Carpet Challenge.’ For the third year in a row, Livia Firth is spearheading the project which asks top designers to use eco-friendly fabrics when designing gowns and suits for celebrities to wear during awards season. The goal of the project is to show design and creativity doesn’t have to be compromised while working with environmentally friendly materials.
Vanity Fair and Ermenegildo Zegna’s support of Oxfam America is part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood, the magazine’s annual week-long series of events and one-of-a-kind “moments” leading up to the Academy Awards in support of charitable causes.