Cate Blanchett's Cannes appearance is one to prove that anyone can go green and be fashionable at the same time.
Blanchett attended the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where she was the president of the jury, and became a show-stopper for being so elegant-looking at the red carpet. However, many noticed that what the actress was wearing seemed to be all too familiar.
Apparently, Blanchett re-wore the exact same black Armani lace gown in Cannes she had used in 2014 for the Golden Globe Awards, where she was heavily photographed for her win as the leading actress in Blue Jasmine. But fret not, the 48-year-old actress is just leveraging over the popular event to spread awareness and to send a message.
Blanchett is here to talk about one of the most pressing, yet snubbed, issues of the fashion industry nowadays. The actress is making sure that such an appearance to the renowned Cannes will be useful in underlining the importance of sustainability by recycling the black gown she wore four years ago.
"From couture to T-shirts, landfills are filled with garments that have been unnecessarily discarded. Particularly in today's climate, it seems willful and ridiculous that such beautiful garments are not cherished and reworn for a lifetime," Blanchett said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Moreover, Blanchett is taking part in the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative that champions sustainability in fashion founded by Livia Firth. And the actress is not alone in her efforts of trying to make a better change in the industry, as her stylist, who could've prevented her client from wearing the same outfit in public appearances, is also a staunch supporter of the cause.
Elizabeth Stewart, Blanchett's stylist, said she sees no reason not to re-wear the gown and slammed the taboo that clothes should only be worn once. After all, the Armani Privé black lace gown is nothing to be ashamed of. By merely looking at it, it already exudes class and timelessness, so it surely can be worn in many occasions.
In a firm stance of the cause, Stewart believes that Blanchett is going to re-wear her clothes in the future whenever she wants to. The stylist further teased fans to watch for the recycled outfits the actress is wearing in her upcoming film Ocean's 8.
While Blanchett has dipped her toes and has taken a stand into this massive issue, it was indeed a rare sight for red carpet appearances for celebrities. One can only hope that this'll create a ripple effect in the industry.
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