Inspired by the now-infamous meat dress that Lady Gaga wore at the 2010 MTV Music Awards, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice actress Kate Walsh donned a totally sustainable sushi and sashimi dress during her recent appearance on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Adorned with fishy plastic replicas (rather than the real deal) hot-glued to a simple black cocktail silhouette, her soy sauce belt, California roll cocktail ring, Japanese Tamago omelet glasses and peekaboo prawn shoes pulled the whole ensemble together in impeccably coordinated style.
Designed to help raise awareness for the marine conservation organization Oceana (a personal cause of hers) as well as remind people to make more sustainable seafood choices at the grocery store and while dining out, Walsh was quick to assert that her dress was bluefin-free.
The actress is now passing along her sushi frock and accessories to one of her fans, explaining: “We did a little sweepstakes contest on Twitter and we have a winner… It’s for one of my charities, Oceana. I did this to really keep people thinking about sustainable seafood…see what’s in season before you order.”
For those who enjoy a little ocean protein now and again, be sure to review the latest version of the National Smart Seafood Guide produced by Food & Water Watch, which evaluates 100+ types of seafood on the basis of their socio-economic impacts on coastal/fishing communities as well as how each species effects human and planetary health.