You can’t beat a timeless vintage look and Broadway icon Bonnie Comley is the latest star to highlight this fact. The founder of revolutionary streaming service BroadwayHD dazzled on the Tony Awards red carpet in a 40-year-old sequinned jumpsuit which she first wore back in 1982. “Do you like This Old Thing?”, Comley quipped, “I wore this to a party at Jason’s in Boston in 1982.
It’s been in the back of my closet for decades. Coming out of the pandemic seemed to be the perfect time to give it another spin. And I finally had the disco balls to put it on again!”
Comley is a Tony Nominee for Best New Play due to her work with Tracy Lett’s ‘The Minutes’. She has long advocated for sustainability when it comes to clothing and has joined many other notable women in proving that old classics are classics for a reason. In re-wearing old garments such as this eye-catching jumpsuit, she demonstrates her commitment to sustainability and the efforts she is making to reduce her consumption and stay eco-conscious.
Investing in pieces that are able to be loved and worn for decades to come is one of the most important things that we can do to reduce our impact on the environment. Vintage pieces are timeless to those who appreciate the craftsmanship of these stunning garments. Some recent examples of celebrities appreciating recycled clothing include Jane Fonda presenting the 2020 Academy Award for Best Picture in a dress that she wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Kim Kardashian giving new life to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic sheer dress (in which she sang happy birthday to President Kennedy) at this year’s Met Gala, and many more. Celebrities such as Meghan Markle, Victoria Beckham, Amal Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Beyonce are all now celebrating the elegance of vintage clothing, reusing iconic pieces from their closets for many momentous occasions.