Emmys 2018, like all other popular awards, also known to be the Oscars of the television world, had Hollywood celebrities bringing in all the glamour on the red carpet like every other year. The event is much awaited every year by fans looking out for their favourite stars in exclusive designs of their Emmy dress and to pick and choose who was the best dressed of the evening. Celebs, in turn, not wanting to disappoint their fans, pick out their best outfits to make a memorable appearance.
Top Chef host, Padma Lakshmi, was one amongst the many stars present at the Emmys 2018 who made her appearance in her red J. Mendel gown. She looked stunning and stole a lot of attention that evening, however, fashionistas were quick to notice that it wasn’t the first time she made an appearance in that gown. Embracing all her confidence and dignity, Padma Lakshmi herself happily announced in her Instagram post what her intention was. This conscious step would be considered a daring thing to do if you belong to the fashion world.
Padma Lakshmi’s post said that she was happy to wear the beautiful gown AGAIN. Previously, she wore it at the Vogue India Women awards in Mumbai and then now for Emmys2018. Her intention was to send a message to young fans who look up to fashion experts, telling them that it is completely okay to repeat clothes that have been made with so much effort and great fabric. It is more about sustainable fashion and carrying yourself well, rather than actually making an appearance in a completely new outfit every other time.
Her action and thought behind making this point at the Emmys is commendable, as it is much needed in the fashion world now. Like celebrities, other women and fans are also feeling the pressure to put together a brand new outfit for every event or outing, to avoid being tagged as a fashion disaster or as a boring closet. However, there have been great women in various fields breaking this norm and normalising the repetition of clothes. Princess Diana, Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton are among some of them. These designer clothes are to be treasured and have proven to be capable of making an appearance over and again.
One Hollywood celeb who has supported for sustainable fashion on the red carpet is Cate Blanchett. Her black Armani Privé Couture gown that she wore for 2014 Golden Globes was seen during 2018 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Aouadi Paris Couture dress from 2015.
Cate Blanchett is another Hollywood celeb who stood up for sustainable fashion. She was seen in her black Armani Prive Couture gown not just twice, but thrice. She first wore it at the 2014 golden globes, followed by Aouadi Paris Couture dress in 2015 and then in 2018 at the Cannes Film festival.
Our Bollywood beauty, Deepika Padukone is another brilliant star who doesn’t shy away from repeating her outfits. Her beautiful Anamika Khanna white anarkali was seen on her twice, during the premier of Padmavaat and then the trailer launch of Chennai express.
With such top celebs taking a stand for sustainable fashion, we hope to change the notion among many youngsters sans the criticism of being under the pressure to live up to fashion norms that are unrealistic.