Sweden’s Green Minister of Culture stole the show at last night’s Nobel Prize Banquet in Stockholm by wearing a dress that had a strong political message attached: to shine a light on the Arctic and Climate Change!
Alice Bah-Kuhnke wore a stunning white dress made entirely of paper, designed to symbolise and highlight the arctic’s melting glaciers and ice caps due to global warming. In an interview with aftonbladet, the self proclaimed "climate warrior" explains that she "wanted to take every possible opportunity to highlight issues that are crucial … to shed light on the Arctic and on the fact that the ice is melting, ecosystems are being destroyed and the the consequences hit the poorest hardest." And it worked! By the morning she was already trending on Google.
📈 "Alice Bah Kuhnke" is trending today on Google Sverige (10000+ searches) https://t.co/1LWibjwPP2— Trendinalia Sweden (@trendinaliaSE) December 11, 2017
Her dress and jewellery, commissioned specifically for the occasion, were designed by Swedish designers Bea Szenfeld, who worked with Lady Gaga and Madonna, Naim Josefi and Märta Larsson.
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