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From luxurious statement gowns for glamorous red carpet looks. To vintage band tee’s, coats, and designer handbags, all thrown together for an effortlessly chic high street look. There are a growing number of celebrities choosing to support sustainable forms of clothing and accessories. In particular vintage fashion.

Many fashion connoisseurs, and celebrities who wear vintage, have their eyes locked on a future of sustainable fashion. As one of the most sustainable forms of fashion, vintage wear, is establishing a permanent place in the spotlight.

Read on to discover a collection of notable celebrities who wear vintage, and who love rocking pre-loved, sustainable fashion.

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Vintage accessory store | Photo by Christelle BOURGEOIS on Unsplash

Emma Watson

A passionate advocate for sustainable fashion. Emma Watson has worn a selection of designer outfits created with ethical and sustainably sourced materials. Including a gorgeous Calvin Klein dress/suit created using recycled plastic bottles. However she also frequently wears vintage items to events, summits, and even down the red carpet too.

She has an Instagram account that focuses solely on her eco-fashion and vintage outfits. With a quote from a recent post… “Purchasing and wearing vintage fashion is one of the most sustainable things you can do as a consumer, as it does not involve creating a brand new product.”. She’s a true sustainable fashion icon.

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Browsing Vintage | Photo by Becca McHaffie on Unsplash

Lily Allen

Singer, songwriter, actress, author… and also once a vintage boutique owner! Lily Allen has been a vintage enthusiast since the age of about 16. After a successful singing career, Allen turned her creativity and love for pre-loved clothing into a vintage fashion shop called Lucy In Disguise. It even frequently housed a selection of her own pre-loved designer vintage. Whilst the store has since unfortunately closed, she remains a vintage fashion advocate, and is frequently spotted wearing vintage items from her favourite fashion boutique, Chanel.

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The Lucy in Disguise store, King Street, Covent Garden | Photo by Rich Tea Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0

Beyonce Knowles

Yes, that’s right! Even the iconic Beyonce makes our list of celebrities who wear vintage fashion. She notably collects Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci bags. Whilst snapping up exclusive new releases from these fashion powerhouses, Beyonce also owns a selection of rare vintage bags. Her collection includes the Gucci Boston Speedy and the Gucci Dionysus bamboo handled bag (the bamboo handle was initially conceptualised in 1947). As well as a particularly rare Louis Vuitton X Alaïa bag designed in 1996. Beyonce also occasionally pays homage to these luxurious designer labels with mentions within her song lyrics.

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A woman carrying the coveted Gucci Dionysus with classic 1940’s bamboo handle, also owned by Beyonce | Photo by Godisable Jacob from Pexels

Kate Moss

One of the most prominent celebrities who wear vintage fashion. The British supermodel rocketed to fame after featuring in a number of high-profile fashion ad campaigns. From the infamous ‘heroin chic’ campaign by Calvin Klein, to campaigns by Dior, Chanel, and Versace, to name but a few. As a high-profile fashion icon, and frequent attendee of catwalk and fashion shows, Moss’s own personal style is actually highly influenced by vintage fashion.

With a keen eye, Moss frequently browses vintage fashion stores around the World, searching for key pieces that she knows will match her silhouette. She appreciates the history and story that pre-loved clothes hold, and also the sustainable nature of vintage fashion. A few of her most notable vintage store fashion finds include a glamorous blue sequinned dress and cape that she wore to her 30th birthday party. Plus, a lemon yellow, chiffon dress picked up from a vintage shop, that later inspired a dress within her Topshop collection.

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Vintage Store | Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Whilst celebrities may have a world of brand new and exclusive fashion at their fingertips, they’re not always looking for something contemporary… Celebrities who wear vintage often choose to look to the past for classic designs and unique pieces with limited runs. Choosing vintage fashion is the perfect way to create a truly unique look. Kate Moss in particular warmed to vintage fashion as a way to stand out from the crowd and pave the way for her own unique style. Today many fashion connoisseurs are beginning to appreciate the unique look and sustainable benefit that vintage fashion can provide.


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