The Met Gala is an annual event held on the first Monday of every May and is considered to be the most important night of the year for the fashion industry. So many different celebrities and outfits have walked the red carpet in their famous and bold outfits. So, what celebrities this year concentrated on sustainability in their outfits? Here are six celebrities that stunted in the name of fashion and sustainability.
1. Kim Kardashian
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Perhaps the most talked-about outfit from the Met Gala was Kim Kardashian’s. She wore Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 Swarovski shimmering dress. She wore the dress 60 years after the actress wore the gown to sing President John F. Kennedy Happy Birthday at Madison Square Garden. Amazingly, she chose to reuse something instead of boasting a new dress that would likely only be worn once.
2. Adut Akech
Model Adut Akech stepped out in a vintage 2003 Christian Lacroix gown. The gown was sourced from Shrimpton Couture, a vintage reseller. Adut also gave the outfit a whole new look by wearing the dress backward!
3. Paloma Elsesser
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Model Paloma Elsesser decided to go vintage with her look and got a custom-crafted dress made with portions of the outfit made from old materials. The lace in the skirt was taken from dresses from the 1930s.
4. Emma Stone
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Emma Stone did something most never do and gave her wedding dress a second life! She reworked her Louis Vuitton wedding reception dress and wore the beautiful delicate dress down the red carpet. We love that she looked in her closet for this massive event!
5. Billie Eilish
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Billie Eilish wore a gown that was completely upcycled from various textiles by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. On the red carpet, Eilish told Vogue, “We did not have to waste a bunch of stuff. It all already existed. I just wanted to be as eco-friendly as possible. ”
6. HoYeon Jung
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The breakout actress from Squid Game, HoYeon Jung, decided not to give something new made and instead wore a denim mini dress from the 2017 Louis Vuitton cruise collection.
Seeing all of these celebrities on the red carpet wearing vintage and secondhand fashion will have such an impact and more than likely continue the rise of popularity of secondhand shopping.
We do need to preserve our planet! 13 million tons of clothes end up in our landfills and fast fashion has changed the way that we think about clothes. It’s always best to recycle clothes and go to secondhand or thrift stores when looking for new clothing. The recent boom in secondhand clothing is reducing fashion’s impact on the planet and showing that secondhand shoppers are eco-conscious and savvy, not just “hipsters”!
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