The film industry’s award season typically sees one of the most extravagant shows of privilege when it comes to designer wear. This year, in an attempt to diverge from this norm, the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) applied a different kind of dress code.
The academy requested its attendees to consider sustainability. They released a briefer on sustainable fashion as a guide, explaining that “this awards season BAFTA are doing more than ever before to consider sustainability across its awards ceremonies, including inviting guests to ‘dress sustainably.’”
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In support of this initiative, Kate Middleton – Duchess of Cambridge and wife to BAFTA President Prince William – stunned crowds in an Alexander McQueen gown. Not only was the gown beautiful, but it was also well-noted for being previously worn in Malaysia for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Royal Tour of South East Asia.
The Duchess brought new life to the outfit with a few delicate touches. Instead of the simple accessories and golden clutch she paired the gown with in 2012, she opted for matching a Van Cleef Arpels jewelry set with Jimmy Choo pumps.
Aside from reusing garments they previously owned attendees were encouraged to dress sustainably by renting clothes or buying a vintage ensemble.
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