Why Kate Middleton Might Wear an Old Dress on the BAFTAs Red Carpet

Amy Mackelden
Why Kate Middleton Might Wear an Old Dress on the BAFTAs Red Carpet

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Kate Middleton is attending the BAFTAs with Prince William on February 2, 2020.
  • The awards ceremony is encouraging a specific dress code this year.
  • According to the London College of Fashion, it's being suggested that attendees wear sustainable clothing to the event.

When Kate Middleton hits the red carpet for the BAFTAs next weekend, she might be following a special dress code.

As reported by People, everyone attending the ceremony is being encouraged to wear sustainable clothing. Per the London College of Fashion style guide, "This awards season BAFTA are doing more than ever before to consider sustainability across its awards ceremonies, including inviting guests to 'dress sustainably.'"

The guide continued, "The red carpet is a powerful platform–stepping out in front of the cameras, outfits are beamed across the world instantly, outfits are dissected and poured over, elevating the actors, designers and stylists who spend hours of careful preparation getting the outfits just right." It's suggested that attendees should re-wear something they already own, rent an outfit, or find something vintage.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Of the sustainability drive, a spokesperson for the BAFTAs told Harper's BAZAAR UK, "The goal is that the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 will be carbon neutral, working towards having a net positive impact on the environment. From travel and food, to branding and materials, BAFTA is ensuring the awards are as sustainable as possible."

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for recycling and rewearing her outfits, proving that her style already has serious longevity. As such, Kate is no stranger to the issues of sustainability, and is sure to make an impact on the BAFTA red carpet.

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