When Ebuka Obi-Uchendu stepped out yesterday dressed in a bespoke suit and shirt he had previously rocked, people noticed that he had worn the shirt before and they took to the media personality’s Instagram to share their surprise, delight, and then praise.
In his response to a fan who said, “you are not permitted to repeat shirt,’ Obi-Uchendu let folks know that the bespoke suit is even 9 years old.
And this revelation has stirred new conversation: are celebrities supposed to repeat outfits?
This is not the first time fans all over the world would be noticing their favorite celebrities’ penchant for repeating outfits.
In 2017, Kirsten Dunst arrived at a Chopard event wearing a lacy Christian Lacroix frock she first trotted out for the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2004, triggering talks from fans who found the act surprising. Plus, in 2017, “pulling a Kate Middleton” has become a thing after the Duchess of Cambridge, on multiple occasions, was spotted wearing outfits she had worn in the past.
Marie Claire described this act as “a device to convey realness and frugality,” because we often want celebrities to feel real, be like us, even though we hold them to a stricter standard.
See the exchange between Obi-Uchendu and the fan.
What do you think, though?