Although we do love a good awards season red carpet, the month-long string of events is enough to put a strain on the wardrobes of even some of the world’s biggest celebrities.
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One-of-a-kind custom pieces, like Jennifer Aniston’s Christian Dior Golden Globe’s gown, and Lady Gaga’s periwinkle Valentino masterpiece are commissioned months in advance, and when the night is over, often take up residence in a closet somewhere, never to resurface.
But it’s 2020, and with the words ‘sustainable fashion’ on everyone’s lips, it seems ridiculous that celebrities (no matter how famous), should only wear an item of clothing once.
Famous women like Cate Blanchett, Duchess Kate Middleton and Tiffany Haddish have been quite open about their love for “outfit-repeating”, a long-standing fashion faux pas that has divided people for many years.
In 2018, Blanchett discussed the importance of wardrobe recycling with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "Particularly in today's climate, it seems willful and ridiculous that such garments are not cherished and re-worn."
Her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, echoed the sentiment, encouraging women and men to disregard the notion that an outfit can’t be worn more than once.
"We need to get the word out to get rid of this ridiculous notion that dresses cannot be worn twice! Beautiful clothes should last a lifetime."
Thankfully, the list of celebrities who agree with Blanchett and co seems to be growing – even the Kardashians are jumping on board! Below, we’ve rounded up six times our favourite celebrities recycled their outfits!
Elizabeth Banks has reworn her Vanity Fair Oscars party from 2004 sixteen years later to make a statement on sustainability in the fashion industry.
Cate Blanchett at the New York Film Festival in 2015, and at the American Film Institute's Award Gala in 2018.
Kirsten Dunst at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2004, and at a Chopard Party in 2017.
Eva Mendes at the cocktail party for "Last Night" at the 5th Rome International Film Festival in 2010 and the next day at the premiere of "Little White Lies."
Kate Middleton at The Royal Variety Performance in 2014 and at a Gala Dinner in 2017.
Tiffany Haddish on Saturday Night Live in 2017 and at the Oscars in 2018.
Kim Kardashian at a fragrance launch in 2012 and Kris Jenner on an E! Red Carpet in 2013.
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