Emily Ratajkowski Teams Up with Christy Dawn to Create a Dress That Gives Back
Emily Ratajkowski is officially breaking the mold of what it means to be a model in 2015. Sure, the always bronzed and glowing beauty has walked the runways of Marc Jacobs and has starred in films like Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends, but she’s adding a new gig to her resume. Ratajkowski has teamed up with model and designer Christy Dawn to bring us a new, limited-edition frock that not only reflects their It-girl style, but is also eco-friendly.
Dubbed The Emily Dress, the day-to-night piece features low-neck architectural detailing and ornate ruffles on the sleeves. “I’ve always been interested in designing and creating clothes for women by women that are unique and flattering. Teaming up with Christy, an amazing friend, mother, and entrepreneur, was an ideal situation,” Ratajkowski said in a statement.
Though only 75 dresses in five color palettes will be produced, each one is sewn out of headstock fabric by local artisans in downtown L.A. To boot, 25 percent of each sale will benefit Planned Parenthood, an organization close to Dawn’s heart. “Collaborating with Emily has been wonderful. She has an exceptional eye and she’s really good at communicating her vision,” Dawn said in a statement. “We both value the impact of our social and environmental footprint. It is nice to work with another strong woman who cares just as much about process as she does about product."
See a behind-the-scenes snap from the duo's campaign photo shoot below and mark your calendars—Christy Dawn’s Emily Dress will be available at christydawn.com and the brand’s Venice, Calif., location on Dec. 7.