Pianist Brings Sexy Trash to Carnegie Hall Recital

Last night at Carnegie Hall, Julliard trained piano virtuoso and eco-friendly fashionista Soyeon Lee gave an invigorating concert (with multiple standing ovations) entitled Re!nvented, which featured a repertoire of re-imagined masterpieces. On stage, the bold beauty breathed new life into classical music and 6,000 recycled grape juice boxes, which were used to make her dress. Introduced by Daryl Hannah, the shimmering gown was created by Brooklyn based designer, Nina Valenti from Fashion Ethic, an online boutique that specializes in stylish eco-friendly clothing. Being a hippie never looked so glamorous! The materials were furnished by the eco-capitalists at TerraCycle, a company known for using 100% recycled goods, from the formulas to the packaging, to make gardening products. Through grassroots initiatives, TerraCycle buys the containers from schools and community organizations. Together Ms. Lee and her fiance, CEO, Tom Szaky, wanted to spread the same earth-caring consciousness through music. While the pianist tours in support of her critically acclaimed recording Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. 8, she has been raising awareness and gaining applause for her style, in both the music and fashion worlds. The stunning grape dress has been featured in V Magazine and The New York Times and the publicity has helped to double the “Drink Pouch Brigade” volunteer recycling team. With triumphs on and off stage, the piano prodigy spokesmodel has certainly done her part to, as TerraCycle’s mission states, “turn trash into desirable products.” In this case, trash never looked so good! [Soyeon Lee]

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