Kate Middleton Has Reworn An Upcycled Alexander McQueen Gown To The 2023 BAFTAs

The queen of sustainable fashion.

King Charles III’s presence at COP26 may have proved the royal family’s commitment to sustainability, but it’s Kate Middleton’s dedication to sustainable fashion that has cemented it.

Stepping out at the 2023 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), Kate Middleton highlighted once again that her penchant for sustainable dressing is insurmountable by rewearing an Alexander McQueen gown that she originally donned for the 2019 BAFTAs.

All eyes may have been on Britain’s best and brightest talents, however it was Kate Middleton’s arrival on the red carpet in an ivory, Sarah Burton-designed gown that really stole the show.

Kate Middleton is the star of the show at the 2023 BAFTAs (Credit: Source: Getty)

The rare red carpet appearance makes her debut since receiving her new Royal title of the Princess Of Wales.

Given Princess Diana’s prowess in the realm of statement making red carpet moments, it’s clear that Princess Kate is taking the responsibility that comes with the role of curating dazzling fashion moments very seriously.

It wasn’t Kate’s first time at the BAFTAs, and it wasn’t her dresses either. Here is Kate in 2019 wearing the same Alexander McQueen gown. (Credit: Source: Getty)

Disciples of Kate’s enviable ensembles would know that she’s no stranger to rewearing pieces from her own archive, however for those unfamiliar with circular fashion, Kate is also giving us an important lesson in upcycling.

Kate’s gown may be the same, but she’s added an subtle pleated bow on her shoulder and styled the look with black velvet opera gloves—giving the dress a completely different effect.

Plus, with the Princess styling this look with a pair of $27 earrings from Zara, it’s certainly proof that you shopping from your own wardrobe is always best.

What Kate is teaching us here is that when it comes to shopping your own wardrobe, elements of the garment can and should be tweaked to freshen the piece.

Don’t be surprised when this dress is once again recycled in the years to come. Who knows, we may even see Princess Charlotte wear this soon-to-be heirloom piece.

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