Elizabeth Banks rewears old dress for Oscars 2020

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She was dressed to impress. . . Greta Thunberg

Sixteen years after Elizabeth Banks, 46, wore a red Badgley Mischka dress for the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, she appeared in the 2020 version of the same event with the same dress.

"It's beautiful and it fits… So why not use it again?" Wrote the actress of "The Hunger Games" on Instagram after the 2020 Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The sartorial statement on Sunday night was a carefully crafted plan, all in the name of sustainability.

“Proud to wear my dress @badgleymischka that I first used at the @vanityfair #oscars party in 2004, reimagined with @wendiandnicole, to create global awareness about the importance of sustainability in fashion and consumption in relation to climate change , production and consumption, ocean pollution, work and women, ”Banks published.

Elizabeth Banks then and now.
Elizabeth Banks then and now.WireImage; fake images

While mere mortals "recycle" dresses, that is, wear their clothes more than once, without any effort beyond washing them, a team of people was needed to help Banks organize their time.

Stylists Wendi and Nicole Ferreira updated the actress / director's appearance by exchanging her 2004 updo earrings and chandelier for an elegant shiny, simple earrings and a pearl and diamond necklace by Irene Neuwirth.

The strategy was developed by Red Carpet Advocacy (RAD), a group that helps actors advocate for the causes, and the New Standard Institute, which "helps brands reduce their carbon consumption and achieve measurable sustainability goals" .

Banks wasn't just repeating an Oscar night look.

Jane Fonda appeared at the 2020 Academy Awards in the same dress as Elie Saab Couture she used for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In November, the 82-year-old actress promised not to buy another garment again.

Jane Fonda, then and now.
Jane Fonda, then and now.fake images

And the Best Actress nominee, Saoirse Ronan, put on a black Gucci dress and reused custom lavender from her 2020 BAFTA dress, which itself was made with scrapped satin.

Saoirse Ronan then and now.
Saoirse Ronan then and now.WireImage; fake images

It is not known how those stars arrived at the events, but we can only expect it to be by bicycle or by public transport.