Mirren gets told off by fashion designers

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren has revealed she gets told off by fashion designers “a lot” because she likes to repeat outfits.

The Eye In The Sky star loves to recycle her outfits and use them multiple times but it usually leaves her in hot water with the fashion world’s elite, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“Occasionally, designers let me keep what they send me. But you can’t wear them more than once as the designers don’t like you to. I get told off when I wear something more than once — which I do a lot,” Mirren said on ITV’s show Lorraine.

The 70-year-old actress — who has been married to Taylor Hackford since 1997 — loves designing her own clothes and has revealed she would love to walk down the red carpet in one of her creations made from black plastic bags one day.

“I am so happy when I am sat behind a sewing machine or in the fabric department of a store. I think I inherited that from my mother,” Mirren said.

“Well, I definitely have been tempted to (wear one on the red carpet). In fact, I have a dream of making a dress from black plastic bags. The fabric is just wonderful because it flows beautifully and it’s so shiny and black. It’s very red carpet actually,” she added.

When it comes to working out, Mirren takes a similar approach and has revealed she always puts “fabulous” clothes on before exercising.