Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made an eco-friendly statement on the red carpet at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) by rewearing an Alexander McQueen dress.
It was revealed last month that the dress code for the prestigious ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall was to “dress sustainably”, and the 38-year-old royal opted to recycle one of her opulent designer gowns to the bash on Sunday.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the @bafta Awards 🎭 The Duke is President of BAFTA, with 2020 marking the 10th year of his presidency. During the ceremony, The Duke presented film producer Kathleen Kennedy with the Fellowship, BAFTA’s highest accolade. After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess met the winners of the 27 awards categories, including Renée Zellweger who won the award for Leading Actress. The Duke and Duchess also met Micheal Ward, the winner of the #EERisingStar Award, alongside his fellow nominees. Congratulations to all the winners at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards! #EEBAFTAs
Catherine first wore the floor-length white dress with gold embellishment for a state dinner in Malaysia in 2012 with husband Prince William, and on Sunday, she updated the look with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo pumps, a matching clutch, and a mother of pearl necklace and earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.
The mother-of-three also traded her usual half-up, half-down hairstyle for an elegant updo, with her brunette locks swept into a similar style she wore to the BAFTAs last year.
The guidelines for the BAFTAs were part of the academy’s plans to create the first-ever carbon neutral awards ceremony.
“Sustainability is very important to BAFTA, and we’re doing more than ever before,” a spokesperson told Harper’s Bazaar U.K.
Guests attending the ceremony were asked to “dress sustainably” and encouraged to rewear outfits, rent designer pieces or choose vintage gowns. And if the celebrities decided to buy something new, a list of sustainable brands, including Reformation and Stella McCartney, were suggested.
It’s not the first time that there’s been a dress code for the BAFTAs – back in 2018, many guests wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement. Catherine was criticised for opting to wear dark green instead, but she did accessorise the gown with a black sash.