Date:April 8, 2020

Celebrities Decided To Re-Wear Their Old Oscar Gowns And Still Rock Them The Same

Celebrities have a really big impact on the general public with how they act towards a phenomenon that might currently be happening. They can be a great inspiration! And fortunately, this year at the Academy Awards, some celebrities lifted our hopes up with a nice gesture they did for sustainability. Organizers and attenders both in their ways demonstrated their attempts to become more carbon neutral.

The awards ceremony’s organizers provided a plant-based menu and also a sustainable fashion guide for the actors and their esteemed stylists.

‘This is absolutely an important and meaningful change’, climate activist and Instagram eco-warrior Venetia La Manna told ELLE UK of the exciting red carpet moment. ‘As these celebrities have such huge platforms, it would be brilliant to see them strive to re-wear and up-cycle past red carpet looks time and time again – not just for awards season, but for TV and promotional appearances too.’

Some decided to re-new their old outfits by recycling them, some went for eco-friendly and sustainable clothing while following this great event with

Elizabeth Banks


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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks, among others, decided to support the sustainability campaign by re-wearing a beautiful red dress from 2004. The 46-year-old actress looked stunning in the dress she first wore 16 years ago. “It’s gorgeous and it fits…so why not wear it again?!” Banks wrote on her Instagram account.

She made the following decision on the photo, “bring global awareness to the importance of sustainability in fashion and consumerism as it relates to climate change, production & consumption, ocean pollution, labor & women.”

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda & 2

Jane Fonda is another well-known advocate for sustainability and active participant in climate change protests. The activist was another supporter of this gala night’s theme of sustainability, re-wearing a dress from 2014. Following this act, she also declared that she is never going to buy new clothes again.

The 82-year-old actress presented the Best Picture award at the Oscars wearing a dress she previously wore in 2014, and she looked astonishing. In addition to this, Fonda also chose ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington did something similar. For the Oscars after-party, she decided to rock a Valentino dress she wore for an event in 2013, looking equally incredible.

She wrote on her Instagram account, “As you probably know, I am a big fan of #repeats. When you own something you love, wear it again and again. It saves time, money, mindshare, and the environment! This year at the #VFOscarParty I re-wore the same dress that I wore at the VF party 7 years ago. Tag me in your own #repeats and I’ll post to my story!”

Joaquin Phoenix



Joaquin Phoenix (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Joaquin Phoenix also joined the cause. In January, the actor announced that he would wear the same Stella McCartney tuxedo throughout the whole awards season. The ‘Joker’ star, who is known for being an outspoken environmentalist and animal rights supporter, took this stance to support sustainable fashion.

While the majority of other celebrities decided to wear new outfits, some of them made sure that the construction of their gowns was as sustainable as possible.

Kaitlyn Dever

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Kaitlyn Dever attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Kaitlyn Dever wore custom-made and eco-responsible Louis Vuitton gowns made in partnership with the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, therefore following the organization’s strict sustainable standards. Kaitlyn, regarding the sustainability topic, wrote on her Instagram, “Green is good.”

Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan wore a custom-made black and blue Gucci gown, which had a black bodice repurposed from the black Gucci gown she wore to the BAFTAs.

Olivia Colman

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Olivia Colman rocked a blue, long-sleeved dress completed with a long cape that was made out of sustainable materials.

Kim Kardashian West

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Other celebrities decided not to get brand new custom-made dresses and went for vintage dresses instead.

Kim Kardashian West wore an archive gown, the Oyster gown from Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2003 collection, to the after-party.

Lily Aldridge

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Lily Aldridge wore two vintage dresses during the event. While presenting on the red carpet she wore an archival Ralph Lauren design (from spring/summer 2013). For the after-party, she changed into a white Gucci dress designed by Tom Ford circa autumn/winter 2004.

Image credits: lilyaldridge

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