In Appreciation of Anne Hathaway Being the Only Celebrity to Take This Style Risk

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When did Anne Hathaway become likable? The real answer: when the internet decided to stop hating her for no reason. Helping her cause is her delightful promo tour for Colossal, during which she's sung a poorly translated version of "Can't Feel My Face" (opens in new tab) and made an important sartorial point in a way few other celebrities have.

Just in time for Earth Day (April 22—mark your calendars), she and stylist Penny Lovell have taken on the Emma Watson eco-friendly red-carpet challenge...but with vintage and secondhand pieces. This is a big deal because 1) when was the last time you heard of a famous person wearing resell (even if it is Givenchy from Decades) for a public appearance? And 2) in this newness-centric, hours-after-it-walked-the-runway (opens in new tab) world, anything archival still has the sense of being somehow lesser than post-current-season goods (opens in new tab).

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Not that anybody would think that of the treasures Lovell has pulled: '70s Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood from Spring 2014—which might be the most daring of all, because it's in that dangerous old-young territory—and a floral "flea market dress" scored for an unbelievable $15. Supplement that with staples from Hathaway's own closet and a smattering of borrowed accessories, and you've got some chic outfits with seriously low carbon footprints.

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.