- Many celebrities have chosen to repeat their red carpet looks again and again.
- Jane Fonda wore her red Elie Saab gown from 2014 to this year’s Academy Awards after vowing never to buy another piece of clothing again.
- Tiffany Haddish has worn her $US4,122 Alexander McQueen gown a record four times, while Cate Blanchett is a known outfit repeater.
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If it isn’t broken, why fix it?
As it turns out, that just may be the mindset many celebrities have when it comes to their favourite red carpet looks.
From Jane Fonda to Kate Moss and Tiffany Haddish, here are 19 times celebrities repeated their outfits from the red carpet.
Cate Blanchett is no stranger to recycling her fashion.
She wore this black lace Armani gown when she accepted her Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in 2014. She won for “Blue Jasmine.”
She re-wore the black Armani gown during Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
This wouldn’t be the last time that Blanchett would re-wear something from her closet.
Blanchett wore another Armani dress while attending a Giorgio Armani dinner party in 2014.
Blanchett is a muse for Armani’s beauty line and was the first global beauty ambassador for the brand.
“He celebrates women in their glorious complexity and encourages an effortless chic,” she said of the designer.
She wore the same multicoloured gown to accept the Philanthropy Award at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in 2019.
Blanchett not only serves as a beauty ambassador and actress, but she’s also a philanthropist. As a UN goodwill ambassador, the actress has advocated for refugees and asylum seekers around the world.
In 2007, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
She turned heads in this Aouadi Paris black dress with sheer, “tattooed” sleeves in 2015.
Blanchett attended a screening of her film “Carol” alongside Rooney Mara at the 53rd New York Film Festival.
Three years later, Blanchett wore the dress again to the American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala.
The award went to George Clooney, who starred alongside Blanchett in the 2014 film “The Monuments Men.”
Blanchett also recycled this red carpet gown by Esteban Cortázar, which she first wore to the 2015 BFI London Film Festival premiere of “Carol.”
Cate Blanchett was nominated for best actress at the Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards for her role as Carol.
Cate Blanchett re-wore the same navy gown to the 2020 Venice Film Festival, this time carrying a blue face mask.
Blanchett’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart took to Instagram to explain the recycled red carpet moment, writing, “IT’S CHIC TO REPEAT! #CateBlanchett has decided to rewear some of her most cherished looks at this year’s Venice Film Festival, like this @estebancortazarofficial worn to tonight’s Opening that was first worn to a premiere in 2015.”
“In her words, Beautiful things can come out of sustainability,” Stewart continued, adding that the dress would be donated to an auction benefitting the organisations Facing History and Ourselves and UN Women.
At the film festival, Blanchett also decided to rework this look from the 2016 British Academy Film Awards.
She paired a floral, embellished, and embroidered Alexander McQueen top with a black feather skirt, which were both shown separately on the designer’s Spring 2016 runway.
The striking top made another appearance at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
However, the actress swapped the more dramatic feather skirt for a pair of sleek black pants.
Jane Fonda first wore this red Elie Saab gown to the 67th International Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
The red gown features long sleeves and an open back, and it’s dripping in jewels.
Fonda donned the gown again for the 2020 Academy Awards.
Fonda said she also chose to wear jewellery from Pomellato “because it only uses responsible, ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds.”
Fonda wore an embroidered Saint Laurent jacket after attending the designer’s show in February 2016.
The suit jacket features jeweled fireworks.
A little over a month later, she wore the ensemble again to attend a UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability celebration.
Fonda has recently vowed that she will never buy another item of clothing again in an effort to fight against climate change.
Elizabeth Banks first wore this strappy red gown to the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.
The dress was designed by Badgley Mischka.
She wore the red gown again to attend the Academy Awards in 2020.
“I’m upcycling this dress – I wore this dress for the first time to Vanity Fair in 2004,” Banks told Entertainment Tonight. “And, we very rarely get a dress gifted to us. Badgley Mischka made this dress for me. Back then, I was in ‘Seabiscuit,’ which was a big Oscar nominee, and they gave it to me and I recently moved and found it in the back of the closet.”
“It’s gorgeous and it fits…so why not wear it again!?” the actress wrote on Instagram.
Laura Dern has worn this sleeveless black dress with a cut-out detail multiple times over the years.
She was first photographed wearing the black 1017 Alyx 9SM dress in 1995 when she attended a gala honouring Whoopi Goldberg with then-boyfriend Jeff Goldblum.
She wore the dress again to the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2013.
After finally getting her first Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress for “Marriage Story,” Dern pulled the dress out again for Vanity Fair’s 2020 Oscars party.
When one fan spotted that she had worn the dress yet another time, they tweeted: “Laura Dern has worn this dress since I became a fan in the 90s! We love a sustainable queen!”
Joaquin Phoenix also embraced sustainability during the 2020 awards season by wearing the same Stella McCartney tuxedo to every award show.
“This man is a winner … wearing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet. He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste. I am proud to join forces with you,” Stella McCartney tweeted after Phoenix won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama.
Phoenix also persuaded the Golden Globes to make the awards show’s menu vegan, and later persuaded the Oscars to provide a meat-free meal.
He wore the suit again to collect his 2020 Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie “Joker.”
In his acceptance speech, Phoenix – a known vegan and environmentalist- criticised the dairy industry and breeding of cows for milk production.
Rita Moreno first wore this Pitoy Moreno gown in 1962 to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “West Side Story.”
Moreno is just one of 16 people to hold an EGOT – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in “West Side Story” only lasted 15 seconds.
“I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland,” Moreno told Ryan Seacrest in 2018. Garland had been nominated for “Judgment at Nuremberg” that year.
Moreno wore the dress again to the 2018 Oscars.
The gown, made of a fabric traditionally used to construct kimonos, was altered to be sleeveless for the 2018 awards show.
“I would think it would tarnish!” Moreno told Ryan Seacrest, who was hosting the red carpet broadcast for E!
Kate Moss wore a vintage black strapless dress to attend the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 with then-boyfriend Johnny Depp.
Kate Moss is regarded as one of the most recognisable supermodels in the world and a fashion icon.
Moss wore the feather-fringed gown again in 2004.
She wore the dress while attending Coty’s 100th Anniversary Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Though Moss didn’t have her ’90s-era beau on her arm, she did pair the dress with a pair of ’90s-style square-toed heels.
Kate Middleton wore this Alexander McQueen gown to the BAFTAs in February 2017.
Prince William has been president of BAFTA since February 2010.
The Duchess wore the McQueen gown again in 2019 while attending the National Portrait Gala, although the neckline had been slightly altered.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been known to repeat many of her favourite clothing items.
Tiffany Haddish has famously worn her white Alexander McQueen gown four times.
Haddish first wore it to the premiere of her movie “Girls Trip,” then decided to bring it out again for her “SNL” hosting gig.
In her opening monologue on “SNL,” Haddish joked about getting her money’s worth from the $US4,000 dress.
“I feel like I should be able to wear what I want, when I want, however many times I want, as long as I Febreze it,” Haddish said.
Though Haddish wore a different dress on the red carpet, she wore the gown on stage at the 2018 Oscars.
Haddish told W about the emotional moment she found out the price of the dress, which her stylist picked out for her.
“I should have known – wasn’t no price tag on that dress. So I wear it for ‘Girls Trip,’ and then they give me the receipt. When I saw the receipt, I cried. The dress was $US4,122,” Haddish said. “I don’t care what nobody say – that’s a down payment on a car, that’s a medical bill. So, even though everyone says I shouldn’t wear the dress in public again, I’m wearing it.”
Haddish wore the dress again to the MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 18, 2018.
Kirsten Dunst wore this feminine, lace-covered Christian Lacroix to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2004.
Though she wasn’t up for an Academy Award, Dunst was nominated for Best Actress at the Empire Awards and for favourite on-screen match-up at the People’s Choice Awards for “Spider-Man 2.”
Thirteen years later, Dunst re-wore the Lacroix dress to an event in Paris.
She wore it to the Theatre du Chatelet, where an opulent event exhibited a $US50 million necklace called the Queen of Kalahari, on January 21, 2017.
Helen Mirren wore this Dolce & Gabbana floral dress in 2013.
At the Jameson Empire Awards in March 2013, Mirren took issue with “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes’ acceptance speech for the “Legend” award.
“I don’t want to unduly pick on Sam Mendes, but when he spoke about his inspirations earlier this evening, I’m afraid not a single one of the people he mentioned was a woman,” Mirren said, according to the Huffington Post.
“Hopefully in five or 10 years, when Sam’s successor is collecting their Inspiration Award, the list will be slightly more balanced in terms of sexual makeup,” Mirren added.
“In the meantime, this one is for the girls,” Mirren said of receiving her own “Legend” award at the show.
Just two days later, Mirren wore the same dress to attend an event for The Prince’s Trust in London.
In 2003, Prince Charles awarded Mirren with the title of Dame of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone wore this gold and black strapless gown to the Vogue Beauty Awards in 2012.
Vogue India named Padukone and Anushka Sharma as two of the award show’s best-dressed attendees.
Padukone proved a great dress never goes out of style when she wore the Dolce & Gabbana gown again to the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.
Padukone appeared in the 2017 action-thriller “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” alongside Vin Diesel.
Meryl Streep first wore this American flag-printed shirt dress to the “Doubt” Paris photo-call in January 2009.
Other celebrities have also worn the patriotic dress designed by Catherine Malandrino, including Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone.
She kept the dress in her closet until the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
As Streep spoke in support of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the dress was no doubt the perfect ensemble to celebrate the first woman ever to win a major party’s nomination.