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Cate Blanchett Re-Wore Her 2015 Oscar Gown to the BAFTAs

Cate Blanchett Re-Wore Her 2015 Oscar Gown to the BAFTAs

The Oscar winner is a longtime advocate for sustainability in red-carpet dressing.

Cate Blanchett dipped back into her own red-carpet archives for the 2023 BAFTAs.

The acclaimed actress made a statement in sustainable dressing at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. For the ceremony, the star re-wore the gothic Maison Margiela gown that she wore to the 2015 Oscars. The black velvet gown features padded shoulders lined with frayed fabric, a backless keyhole cutout, and a short train.

The Tár actress—who took home the award for Best Actress—accessorized the look with Louis Vuitton jewelry, including silver pearl stud earrings and layered silver and white pearl necklaces. She also added a blue ribbon from the UN Refugee Agency, as a symbol of solidarity with refugees and displaced people around the world.

Blanchett previously styled the gown with a statement turquoise necklace, comprised of dozens of tiny stones held together with silver netting.

The Oscar winner has been a longtime advocate of sustainability on the red carpet. In a 2020 interview, the star spoke on her mission to limit the number of looks she chooses from for events, with the goal of encouraging other celebs to do the same.

“In order to move forward, it’s a gift to be able to look back. As we reemerge, it’s a chance to reassess—and cinema is always doing that, looking back on its past, paying homage and using that inspiration to forge new moments,” she told the trade publication. “Look at Hamlet, we retell that story over and over, and each time we tell it there’s new things to be found. And this is not some strange club. I’m not the only person doing this. It’s a chance to do something positive. It’s not a mandate, it’s a provocation.”