Among the most fashionable folks attending Sept. 25's Discovery Science Center gala were a woman in a ball gown fashioned entirely of leaves, a petite gal in a little black cocktail dress made of a Hefty trash bag accented with a stole made of Swifter dust mops, and yet another fashion-forward woman in an eco-couture number created from Ralph's Grocery Co. imprinted sacks.
It was indeed an evening of eco-chic and recycled couture as the crowd of some 400 guests converged upon the Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, for their 2010 fundraiser billed as "Celebrate Earth: An Eco Friendly Affair." Chaired by Mary and Jack Norberg, the event was one of the liveliest in recent memory. Fast forward to the end of the evening as guests departed, they were handed a parting gift bag of a Ralph's fabric sack. The husband of the woman wearing a dress made of the Ralph's bags commented, "Oh honey, now you have a purse to match your dress."