The “Top Chef” host, 48, chose a red J. Mendel gown for the 2018 Emmys red carpet, but fans will recognize it from less than one year ago. Lakshmi debuted the look in October 2017 at the Vogue India Women of the Year Awards in Mumbai.
“I’m excited to wear this beautiful J. Mendel dress again,” Lakshmi told People. “I think in this day and age we should stop sending the message to young women and girls that we all have these endless closets of clothes we never wear more than once, especially on a red carpet.”
She continued, “The hours that it takes, the artisans’ labor and the gorgeous fabrics all deserve to be worn again and treasured. It seems wasteful not to enjoy these dresses.”
For the Emmys, the host switched up her slicked-back hair for a more casual look and large earrings. She also accessorized with a blue ACLU ribbon.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.