There’s an excellent purpose why the costume Padma Lakshmi wore to the 2018 Emmy Awards may need regarded acquainted: You have seen it earlier than, when she attended Vogue India’s 2017 Ladies of the Yr Awards in Mumbai final fall. Although it is at all times relatable and refreshing when celebs re-wear outfits, as Lakshmi defined to Individuals forward of Monday’s star-studded occasion, there’s an much more necessary message behind her option to put on a chunk she already owned to the Emmys.

“I am excited to put on this lovely J. Mendel costume once more,” the High Chef host stated. “I feel at the moment we must always cease sending the message to younger ladies and ladies that all of us have these limitless closets of garments we by no means put on greater than as soon as, particularly on a pink carpet.” She added, “The hours that it takes, the artisans’ labor, and the beautiful materials all should be worn once more and treasured. It appears wasteful to not take pleasure in these attire.”

The beautiful robe in query has a deeply plunging V-neck and a excessive slit up the left leg. The fiery pink bodice options strips of cloth crisscrossing over each other and creating tiny cutouts throughout Lakshmi’s torso, whereas the drapey skirt flows all the best way to the ground. On the Vogue India occasion, Lakshmi accomplished the look with strappy black heels and slicked-back moist hair; on the Emmys, she wore comparable sneakers in metallic gold and had her hair styled in a bouncy, side-parted blowout.

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Lakshmi went on to inform Individuals that, as a lot as she enjoys primping for pink carpet appearances, “there are extra necessary methods to spend my time than to have hours of fittings for these huge occasions.” She continued, “What issues is the work that obtained us right here to the Emmys. As an alternative of fretting a lot over what to put on, I would relatively go to the park and throw a ball with [my daughter Krishna] or tinker within the kitchen together with her, bonding over scrumptious meals. I wish to educate her that there’s extra to life.”


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