Kirsten Dunst just recycled her dress from 2004 and yes, it still works

The actress recycled a dress from awards season 2004

Words by Penny Goldstone

Call it the Kate Middleton effect, but more and more celebrities are coming over all frugal and recycling outfits. Granted, said outfits are often designer and cost more than a year’s rent, but you get the idea.

Indeed, the Duchess is equally praised for wearing a dress again as she is for mixing couture designers with a few choice high street brands – we’re looking at you L.K.Bennett and Whistles. Another celebrity getting her money’s worth is Keira Knightley.

Take her wedding dress for example: she wed James Righton in her favourite strapless tulle Chanel number, one she has worn before and after the big day to red carpet events. To be fair, she did also wear a custom Valentino gown for her second top secret wedding ceremony, but we applaud her nonetheless.

Now, it seems Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst has taken a leaf out of their (very stylish) books by giving a vintage Christian Lacroix mini dress a new airing.

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She first wore the cream lace number a whopping 13 years ago to the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars party, and donned it again for Chopard’s screening of The Garden of Kalahari in Paris. Proving the perfect outfit can be timeless, the Hidden Figures star barely changed a thing to update the look. Keeping the focus on the frock’s intricate lace, she teamed it with minimal heels in both decades: red satin pumps in 2004, velvet black courts this time round.

Kirsten even chose similar jewellery, layering diamond outfits to add texture to the plunging décolletage.

Keira Knightley's Chanel wedding dress recycling outfits

Keira Knightley’s Chanel wedding dress, worn here again at a party after the big day

But while the dress might have stayed the same, Kirsten did switch things up beauty-wise. While her pixie crop and berry lips were the classic early naughties look to be had, this time round she opted for a more subtle messy up-do and nude make-up.

One extra little addition of note was also her stunning engagement ring, a gift from fiancé and Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons. Take that 2004.

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