If you aren’t living under a rock, relocated to mars, or on a spaceship on a quest to find other possible galaxies, you would be aware of the ill effects the Fashion industry has on our residing planet. As the second-largest source of pollution on earth, a positive outcome of this situation has been people resorting to, discovering new and re-discovering old ways to practice sustainability in their shopping and consumption habits.
As this continues, many still consider repeating clothes isn’t cool, for which online influencers with their monthly clothing hauls and celebrities with numerous red-carpet, events, and airport looks should be charged guilty.
Amidst all, we have a glimmer of hope from a few stars that have embraced “slow fashion” as a part of their lifestyle, re-wearing some of their most beloved outfits on the red carpet premieres, media, and television appearances, unintentionally pointing us to the direction of real-world eco-conscious and making one realize, you don’t need too many material possessions to be stylish.
Owning Vintage collectibles and clothing has to be the most extraordinary kind of privilege and nostalgic feelings, with stories and history attached to it. So when Rita Moreno, the finest American actress, reincarnated her look from the night of 1962, when she went on stage to accept her Oscar for ‘West Side Story, to its updated version for the 90th Academy Awards, it sure was a bittersweet deja-vu moment viewers from the older lot got to witness.
Blanchett undoubtedly takes the cake when repeating outfits and has often been woke and vocal about sustainability in fashion—working with stylists like Elizabeth Steward, who shares the same beliefs and considers style chic when repeated. Whether it was re-wearing an Armani Privé jumpsuit from 2014 again in 2019 or a Yacine Aouadi tattoo dress from 2015 in 2018, the actress with her team has figured out the best way to make use of clothes, staying on top of her style A-game with necessary tweaks in the “fad trend” world of today.
Joaquin Phoenix might be the most extreme yet, with his choices in repeat outfits. The environmentalist actor deserves an honorary mention in the “Guinness world records” for being the only actor (ever) to have worn the same custom Stella McCartney Tuxedo for an entire award season. Every award show that year had its mutual attendees and netizens memorize his look but, for the righteous contributing reason being- fashion produces a high amount of waste in the production stage alone. Phoenix has sure aced sustainable practices just as he has acted.
Every child at a certain age has wished and waited for the day when they can raid their parents’ closet for pieces they’ve had their eye on. And if one’s mom were to be a yesteryear supermodel, the urge would be higher owing to the possibility of finding a gold mine in the wardrobe. 90’s supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss makes us doubt her stash of designer pieces ever made its way to her daughter Lila Moss- especially the feather-trimmed LBD Moss first wore in 1996 and later in 2004, which is now recognized as being her signature style.
The current Princess of Wales (former Duchess of Cambridge), infamous for her graceful smile and classic style choice, gained media and public attention quite early for being one of many few famous personas seen repeating outfits for public appearances since commencing her Royal Duties 11 years ago on marrying Prince William.
Making an appearance at red-carpet events over four times in a white Alexander McQueen, Tiffany Haddish has a clear, logical explanation for doing so- the cost of the dress. At 4000 USD, the average amount one pays on a house mortgage, the actress has been getting each dollar spent worth in the dress she wore when the world joins her to celebrate her success, journey, and work. Safe to say, the dress is Tiffany’s lucky charm.