Keira Knightley is the Ultimate Recycler

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Keira Knightley sets a fine example for recyclers everywhere. In fact, she wore a recycled wedding gown when she wed her musician beau James Righton back in 2013. Knightley donned a recycled pale pink Chanel wedding gown for her big day.

The actress and model first wore the gown back in 2009 at a pre-BAFTA party. She was spotted wearing it this past December, too, at a charity gala.

So why a pre-worn gown on her wedding day? Surely Keira Knightley could have bought any wedding gown she wanted. Designers would have clamored to create the perfect gown for her rail thin frame.

"It was something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. I had something old, which was the dress. But it's a dress that I've always had a brilliant time in," Knightley said.

"Every time I've worn it they've been brilliant nights. I wanted to be able to dance the night away and you can definitely dance in that dress," she added.

Keira Knightley went on to explain that her recycled wedding gown wasn't the only quirky part of her wedding day. In fact, she had a mishmash of sources who contributed to her wedding ensemble.

"The shoes and jacket were very beautifully designed by Karl Lagerfeld and made especially for me, so they were very new! I had my friend's ring for something blue and another friend's necklace for something borrowed," she said.

It's becoming rather popular for celebrities to recycle their expensive dresses. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is also known for re-wearing key pieces from her wardrobe. This was something that struck the royals a bit strangely about the young duchess shortly after she wed Prince William.

Certainly this type of recycling isn't about the money. If one can afford a Chanel gown to begin with, cash is surely not an issue.

What's your take on Keira Knightley recycling her wedding gown?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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