Cate Blanchett Rewears Armani Gown for Fourth Time, Setting Sustainability Example

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The queen of sustainable red carpet dressing is back with another recycled look!

Cate Blanchett, 54, has been championing sustainable fashion for years, and Thursday was no different when she showed up at the David Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for The Fragrance Foundation Awards.

Teaming with her trusted stylist Elizabeth Stewart, Cate showcased her incredible figure in a gorgeous Giorgio Armani Privé gown, which has been upcycled four times since 2014.

Cate Blanchett attends the 2023 The Fragrance Foundation Awards held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City on June 15, 2023Cate Blanchett attends the 2023 The Fragrance Foundation Awards held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City on June 15, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)

Blanchett first wore the enchanting gown to the 2014 Golden Globes, where she won Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama for her comedy-drama film Blue Jasmine.

The captivating Armani number was initially made from intricately embroidered sheer lace fabric and had shimmering black crystal embellishments, a modest high neck, cap sleeves, and a floor-length A-line skirt.

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the Paradise Road actress wore the same design but changed the styling by sporting a center-parted chignon hairstyle and a huge pair of dangling earrings.

Cate Blanchett first wore her Giorgio Armani lace gown in 2014 at the Golden Globes and again at the 2018 Cannes Film FestivalCate Blanchett first wore her Giorgio Armani lace gown in 2014 at the Golden Globes and again at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Credit: ACE / INFphoto / INSTARimages)

Five years later, The Lord of the Rings actress decided to repurpose the Giorgio Armani gown for the 2023 SAG Awards, where she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for the award-winning psychological drama Tár.

The gown’s original lace design was incorporated into a glimmering liquid sequin gown that had a flattering form-fitting silhouette with a structured bodice, cross-back straps, a plunging neckline, and daring side cutouts.

Cate gave the gown a new life just four months later at The Fragrance Foundation Awards, where she presented the Hall of Fame Award to L’Oréal CEO Nicolas Hieronimus.

At the 2023 SAG Awards, Cate Blanchett looked stunning in a repurposed Giorgio Armani gown, which she again altered for the 2023 FIFI AwardsAt the 2023 SAG Awards, Cate Blanchett looked stunning in a repurposed Giorgio Armani gown, which she again altered for the 2023 FIFI Awards (Credit: BauerGriffin / Roger Wong / INSTARimages)

The first Giorgio Armani Global Beauty ambassador and the face of Sì by Giorgio Armani fragrance donned the same micro-sequined plunging dress but switched out the original floral lace underlay for a see-through sheer mesh fabric.

She looked mesmerizing in the Armani creation that came complete with a sleeveless design and multicolored bead embellishments in a harlequin pattern.

Cate Blanchett's recycled Giorgio Armani gown features the same micro-sequined black gown but with a harlequin-motif sheer underlayCate Blanchett’s recycled Giorgio Armani gown features the same micro-sequined black gown but with a harlequin-motif sheer underlay (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)

Stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who’s known to dress up high-profile celebrities like Jessica Chastain, Calista Flockhart, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Olsen, and Rebel Wilson, kept Cate’s look elegant and styled her with just a pair of Louis Vuitton earrings.

The An Ideal Husband star also adorned her short manicured hands with a few statement gold rings and rounded out her stunning look with towering black heels, adding significant height to her frame.

Nicola Clarke styled Blanchett’s blonde lob in tousled waves, and Mary Greenwell gave her a peachy look using Armani Beauty. Her complementary makeup featured subtle smokey eyeshadow, mascara, peachy blush, and matching matte lipstick.

Cate Blanchett pairs her glimmering gown with complementary makeup that includes peachy blush and lipstickCate Blanchett pairs her glimmering gown with complementary makeup that includes peachy blush and lipstick (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)

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