Following in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cambridge who rewore her lilac Alexander McQueen gown from 2011 to this year’s Earthshot Prize, and Emma Watson, who wore an upcycled tulle gown made by London-based designer Harris Reed using secondhand bridal dresses from Oxfam to the same event, comes Angelina Jolie’s children’s sustainable red carpet moment.
On Monday night, the actress arrived at the premiere of her new film, Eternals, in LA with five of her kids in tow, each of which was wearing a mixture of vintage and recycled pieces from the actress’ own wardrobe.
Maddox, 20, wore an all-black blazer and pants look, while Vivienne, 13, opted for all-white in a tee-length dress and matching cardigan. Shiloh, 15, dressed in a tan, asymmetric number which Jolie wore earlier this summer in France—her first time wearing a dress on the red carpet—paired with chic white ballet flats, and Knox, 13, wore a dark green blazer, skirt and pants with Doc Martens.
Most notably, 16-year-old Zahara wore the metallic Elie Saab gown that her mother wore to the 2014 Oscars. “My kids are all mixed with vintage, and in my old Oscars dress. We did all vintage and upcycled my old stuff,” Jolie told Entertainment Tonight.
The actress herself, who has recently been romantically linked to musician The Weeknd, looked stunning in a khaki Balmain gown over trousers with matching heels, as well as vintage jewellery from Tiffany & Co.
Jolie has previously opened up about trying to focus on investing in “quality pieces” or shopping from vintage stores, saying she thought having “more regulations” on sustainable fashion is “the best thing that can happen.”
“I invest in quality pieces, and then just wear them to death,” she said in February. “Boots, a favourite coat, a favourite purse, I don’t change things often, you know? That’s one of my things.”
“We’re all trying to figure out what the best way is, but I imagine there’ll be more and more regulations, and I think that’s the best thing that can happen,” she said of sustainability in fashion. “Because even a thoughtful consumer can be conned by a good promotion of something that is not in fact good, right?”