Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Why Vintage Clothing Works For Hollywood Celebrities

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What goes around, comes around. And the same goes for fashion. Vintage clothing has infiltrated our Instagram feeds and wardrobes. But it’s also been welcomed with open arms on red carpets around the world. As awards season draws to a close, one trend that stood out was vintage clothing. From sustainability to status, here are some of the reasons celebrities are choosing vintage clothing.

Sustainability

Margot Robbie in Vintage Clothing by Chanel
Margo Robbie in Vintage Chanel. Getty Images

As sustainability climbs to the forefront of fashion priorities, celebrities too are realising the importance of slow fashion and the role of vintage clothing in the movement. “Reduce, rewear and recycle” is the new black. Just take a look at our very own Margot Robbie rocking vintage 1994 Chanel at this year’s Academy Awards. And it’s not just Margot. Celebrities like Kate Moss, Julia Roberts and Kim Kardashian have worn vintage gowns on the red carpet.

Classic Hollywood

Reece Witherspoon in vintage clothing by Christian Dior
Reece Witherspoon in Christian Dior. Image: Elle.com

Vintage clothing holds memories. It’s no secret that Old Hollywood was a glittering and glamorous jewel in history, a time for which many are nostalgic.  Celebrities who wear vintage clothing emulate a level of poise and sophistication from Old Hollywood that today’s Hollywood scene struggles to match. A vintage piece is more than just a garment, it symbolises the allure of the past.

Who You Know

Natalie Portman in Vintage clothing by Oscar De La Renta
Natalie Portman in vintage Oscar De La Renta. Image: by Getty

It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. Choosing to wear a certain designer to a red carpet event reveals where a celebrity’s loyalty lies. Many use this opportunity to show their connection to iconic designers. Take Lily-Rose Depp; one of the late Karl Lagerfeld’s last muses. Her 2019 Met Gala look was dripping in ‘90s Chanel.

Lily Rose Depp in Vintage Clothing by Chanel
Lily Rose Depp in Vintage Chanel. Image: Evan Agostini

Julia Roberts’ iconic appearance at the 2001 Oscars in a vintage Valentino dress was also one of the most memorable red carpet looks. Her choice of vintage clothing had Valentino himself cite that it was the high point of his 45-year career.

Julia Roberts in Vintage Valentino
Julia Roberts on the Oscars red carpet in vintage Valentino. Getty Images

To see why Margot Robbie topped this year’s red carpet looks at the Oscars, read all about her style here.

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