By Andrew Bolt ~
She has worn the same dress twice in three years:
Wearing an outfit more than once has long been viewed as a cardinal sin in the world of Hollywood red carpets, but Cate Blanchett is on a mission to dismantle this attitude problem.
While attending the opening gala night of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday … the Australian actress donned a black lace Armani Prive gown that looked somewhat familiar.
Blanchett wore the same dress in 2014 to accept her Best Actress award for Blue Jasmine at the Golden Globes.
It’s all part of a movement called the Green Carpet Challenge, founded in 2010 by Oxfam ambassador and United Nations Leader of Change Livia Firth…
“From couture to T-shirts, landfills are full of garments that have been unnecessarily discarded,” Blanchett said of her decision to ‘outfit repeat’.
“Particularly in today’s climate, it seems wilful and ridiculous that such garments are not cherished and re-worn for a lifetime.”
Actually, the climate would be affected more by Blanchett jetting between Sydney, Los Angeles and Cannes.
That’s particularly so since her dress wasn’t doomed to be landfill anyway:
Red carpet gowns are not usually recycled because they’re typically on loan from designers, requiring stylists to track them down again and have them refitted if a star wants to repeat the look, according to Vogue.
How to seem a planet saver when you are nothing of the kind.