Cate Blanchett’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart recreated at the Venice Film Festival “Repeat is chic,” posted on Instagram as she devised a series of looks. First up was Esteban Cortazar’s sequined gown, which she first wore to the London premiere of Carol. Then there was the reimagined Alexander McQueen dress, which she turned into a top that could be worn with pants—showcasing what imagination can do in the world of red carpet fashion.
This isn’t the only time Blanchett has repeated looks on the red carpet. She brought back a black lace Armani Privé gown from the 2014 Golden Globes at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and re- In the same year, the tattoo dress designed by the young Parisian designer Yacine Aouadi. Most recently, the actor recycled a deconstructed Alexander McQueen gown at the Governor’s Awards in Los Angeles, and re-worn a bold puff-sleeved suit, also by McQueen, at the London Film Critics Circle Film Awards.
While this may not seem like much (given the average person repeats outfits every day), re-wearing a gown on the red carpet can send a powerful message that sustainability. Hopefully we’ll see Blanchett repeat more looks this awards season, she’s already racking up a lot of accolades for her performance in Tár.
Below, check out all the actor’s best red carpet re-enactments to date.