While being caught in the same outfit is a major taboo in Hollywood, there’s one outspoken celebrity who is throwing caution to the wind. Tiffany Haddish has worn the same Alexander McQueen gown she bought for the “Girls Trip” premiere in 2017 on two other occasions.
The $4,000 gown has since been seen on Haddish’s history-making “Saturday Night Live” episode and at the 90th Oscars earlier this year, where the comic presented with Maya Rudolph.
“A lot of celebrities reached out to me [about the dress],” Haddish told Glamour magazine at Target’s Ultimate Family Festival Monday, March 26. “[My “Girls Trip” co-star] Jada [Pinkett Smith] was like, ‘I’m so proud of you not letting the machine change who you are. Be who you are; keep wearing what you want.'”
While Haddish may consider Pinkett Smith’s advice to dye the dress another color, she says she likes the gown the way it is.
And so do lots of others.
“A lot of people have been like, ‘I love the dress. I love what you’re doing,'” Haddish said. “And I’ve seen some people in the same outfit twice since then.”
Haddish’s impact has been felt beyond Hollywood, too. A young fan attending private school on a scholarship reached out to “The Last O.G.” star after classmates poked fun at her for wearing the same jacket for three days.
“When she saw me [in the Alexander McQueen dress], she hit me up,” Haddish said. “She said it made her feel so good to see that I was wearing the same dress. When people make fun of her and are like, ‘Girl, you’ve got the same jacket on!’ She’s like: ‘I’m Tiffany Haddish today!'”
Haddish also has the support of many Twitter users who have had it with the idea that women have to constantly switch up their style.
“Honestly, it’s FEMALE celebrities who are expected to switch up their wardrobe,” one person said. “I’m a female non-celebrity who has been clothing-shamed.”
“I think it’s crazy that ppl are still stuck on Tiffany Haddish and her dress, as if it’s not normal to wash and rewear clothes,” someone else said.
Yes!! I’ve personally never understood this “requirement” that women must wear a dress only once. Like @TiffanyHaddish , if I spent $4k on a dress, you’ll see me wearing that thing MULTIPLE TIMES!! GO @MichelleObama Go!! ❤🙌 #forevermyFLOTUS
— Norman Vladimir (@normanvladimir) March 21, 2018