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Generally, once a celebrity wears something on the red carpet, you never see them — or anyone else — wear it again.
However, with a shift toward more sustainable fashion, many celebs have become red carpet outfit repeaters.
Here are 19 celebs who rewore, recycled, or repurposed old red carpet looks:
At the 2021 VMAs, influencer Bretman Rock wore the exact same Roberto Cavalli dress that Aaliyah wore to the 2000 VMAs.
At the Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards in 2021, Zendaya’s top was actually a vintage YSL dress that was previously owned by fashion trailblazer Eunice Walker Johnson, who founded the Ebony Fashion Fair to showcase haute couture fashion created by and for Black women.
The Gucci gown that Saoirse Ronan wore to the 2020 BAFTAs was upcycled into the bodice of the dress she wore to the Oscars later that year.
In her “Brutal” music video, Olivia Rodrigo wore the same Roberto Cavalli minidress that Britney Spears wore to the 2003 AMAs.
At the 2018 Oscars, Rita Moreno wore the same gown that she wore when she won her first Oscar in 1962.
During the 2020 awards season, Joaquin Phoenix wore the same Stella McCartney tux to the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAS, and the Oscars.
At the Eternals premiere, Zahara Jolie-Pitt wore the same Elie Saab gown that her mom Angelina Jolie wore to the 2014 Oscars.
At the 2020 Academy Awards, Jane Fonda paired an Elie Saab gown she previously wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival with a discounted coat she declared would be the last piece of clothing she ever bought.
Keira Knightley used a Chanel tea dress as her wedding dress in 2013, and she also wore it to a pre-BAFTA party in 2008 and the SeriousFun London Gala in 2013.
Helen Mirren has worn the same floral Dolce & Gabbana dress to six events — the Hitchcock premiere in 2012, Empire Film Awards in 2013, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2013, the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards in 2013, the Roundabout Spring Gala in 2014, and Stephen Daldry’s Tony Nomination Celebration in 2015.
Mindy Kaling wore the same adorable dress to the Verte Grades of Green’s Annual Fundraiser and the Writer’s Guild Awards in LA in 2013.
At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett rewore her Giorgio Armani Privé gown from the 2014 Golden Globes.
At the 2001 premiere of The Others, Eva Mendes wore a $6 dress from Goodwill — her very first red carpet gown.
Elizabeth Banks wore the same Badgley Mischka dress to the Oscars in both 2020 and 2004.
Laura Dern has worn her Armani Privé dress three times — at a gala in 1995, the 2013 Oscars, and the 2020 Oscars.
Kim Kardashian once wore a Valentino dress that had been her mother Kris Jenner’s “pride and joy” in the ’80s.
Meryl Streep first wore her Catherine Malandrino American flag dress for a Doubt photo-call in 2009, and she brought it out again for the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
While on vacation with Travis Barker in 2021, Kourtney Kardashian donned the lacy Dolce and Gabbana dress that Britney Spears wore to the 2001 VMAs.
And finally, Tiffany Haddish continuously rewears her $4,000 Alexander McQueen gown. She’s worn it to the Girls Trip premiere in 2017, her Saturday Night Live hosting gig in 2017, the 2018 Academy Awards, the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards, her appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman in 2019, and her People’s 2021 Beautiful Issue picture.