Leighton Meester designs jumpsuit for sustainable fashion brand

Actress Leighton Meester has added designer to her resume by creating a jumpsuit for sustainable fashionable brand Christy Dawn.
The Gossip Girl star has unveiled The Leighton Jumper, a sleeveless, wide-leg jumpsuit made entirely of upcycled fabric and sewn at the label’s base in Los Angeles. The outfit features a bow detail on the neckline and comes in three colour options – pale pink, light blue, and black with a white star pattern.
Leighton’s original inspiration was the character of Miss Honey from 1996 children’s film Matilda, and she worked on the piece with the Christy Dawn team for the past six months with the practicalities of motherhood in mind.
“Very early on, I said that I was interested in making a jumper (jumpsuit), even though (Christy) is really well known for her dresses,” she said to People.com. “And while I totally love dresses, jumpers are much more practical for me. They kind of translate from day to night, and I can wear them having a child. They’re my go-to, really.”
The 33 year old, who shares three-year-old daughter Arlo with The O.C.’s Adam Brody, also noted that the collaboration came about after growing more aware of sustainability issues.
“In the last five years or so, I really started becoming more conscious and aware of what I’m consuming, whether it be what I am watching, eating, wearing or what I’m shopping for,” she added.
All proceeds from the jumpsuit will benefit the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, an organisation which helps empower women who are struggling with homelessness.