When it comes to Hollywood events, the red carpet is the place to make a statement. Celebrities spend hours on end picking out the perfect outfit to wow the crowds, but going to such great lengths is not always necessary. In recent years, many stars have shown us that recycling outfits can be just as fashionable, if not more, than constantly buying new ones.
In fact, some celebrities have gone so far as to wear the same outfit multiple times on the red carpet. Let's take a closer look at some of these fashion-savvy stars who are leading the way in sustainable fashion.
The Duchess of Cambridge has always been a fashion icon, but what sets her apart is her willingness to wear the same outfits more than once. From her classic blue Issa wrap dress, which she wore on her engagement announcement, to her Alexander McQueen coat dress, Kate proves that a little recycling can go a long way.
Known for her impeccable taste in fashion, Cate Blanchett has also been known to recycle her red-carpet outfits. For instance, she has worn the same Armani Prive gown to both the 2014 Golden Globes and the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to showing her commitment to sustainability, Blanchett also demonstrates that a timeless outfit never goes out of style.
At 83 years old, Jane Fonda has proven to be a Hollywood legend and a sustainability champion. She wore her iconic red coat from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to the 2020 Academy Awards, which was accompanied by a statement that reads, "I'm proud to be wearing [this] on the Oscars red carpet...the clothes we wear matter."
Comedian Tiffany Haddish has been known to recycle her outfits on numerous occasions. For instance, she wore the same white Alexander McQueen gown to the 2017 premiere of Girls Trip and to the 2018 Oscars, where she paid homage to her Eritrean heritage by accessorizing with a traditional headpiece.
As the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is no stranger to the red carpet. But what sets her apart is her commitment to sustainable fashion. She has worn the same outfits on multiple occasions, including her red Jason Wu dress, which she wore both to the 2010 State of the Union address and the Canada State Dinner in 2016.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is known for her elegant style and has worn some of the most beautiful gowns on the red carpet. But even she is not immune to the allure of recycling. She wore the same Gucci gown to both the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the 2020 BAFTA Awards.