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14 Times Celebs Bought Their Own Red Carpet Outfits

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Typically, the outfits celebrities wear on red carpets are borrowed or given away by the designers who created them. However, for celebs who don’t fit a designer’s narrow ideas about standards of beauty or are considered “famous enough”, it can be difficult to find a designer to attract them. So they get creative and find their own ensembles.

Here are 14 times celebrities have bought their own red carpet outfits:

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Rachel Bloom bought her own Gucci dress for the 2017 Emmys because she was “in the place where” [she] can afford it, “and she planned to resell it on the Real Real afterwards.

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“I bought this dress because Gucci isn’t lending me a dress,” she told E!

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Tiffany Haddish spent $ 4,000 on an Alexander McQueen dress for the premiere of Girls Trip and wore it multiple times to get it [her] Worth money. “

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She has worn it to the MTV Movie Awards, Academy Awards, Saturday Night Live, and People’s Most Beautiful Issue.

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When Megan Mullally hosted the 2019 SAG Awards, she couldn’t find a designer to dress her up, so she ordered her own Alexander McQueen dress online.

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She told Access Hollywood: “I always choose clothes online and buy my own clothes because I like them mostly because I can just wear what I want to wear, but the big designers aren’t interested in me clothes either send.” . “

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Hayden Panettiere was determined to wear Tom Ford to the 2014 Golden Globes. When he refused to lend her a dress because he just wanted to dress a woman for the event, she decided to buy her own.

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She received a lot of criticism for her decision, but Tom Ford himself broke all negative rumors by sending her a huge bouquet of roses and a friendly message.

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Edie Falco walked into Jeffrey on West 14th Street, spoke to her personal shopper, and bought her own Lanvin dress for the 2014 Golden Globes.

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When Gabourey Sidibe was preparing for her first big red carpet event, no designers offered to dress her up because they felt she was “too fat,” so she bought her own affordable black dress from Torrid.

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She told Teen Vogue, “While we are moving towards greater visibility for the plus size people, there is a lot [of] Recoil. So it is important to keep fighting [and] to stay visible until the conversation changes and [it] it is no longer about our body because I am not my body. I am a whole person. “

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Melissa McCarthy designed her own dress for the 2016 Golden Globes in collaboration with creative director Judy Swartz and fit specialist Daniela Kurrle.

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She told Vogue, “I’ve always been obsessed with the drapery and sex appeal of certain 1970s dresses. When we saw this metallic panne velvet, we all thought of a kimono dress. “

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Many of Destiny’s Child outfits were created by Beyoncé’s mother because high-end labels “didn’t really want to attract four black, rural, curvy girls”.

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As the band grew up, the Tina Knowles-Lawson label announced that the girls “should look like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera” in order to maintain crossover appeal.

She told W Magazine, “We held onto our guns and it paid off because then people started loving the outfits and waiting to see what their culture was.”

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For the 2012 Golden Globes, Madonna chose an off-the-shelf Reem Acra dress.

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She won the award for the best song in a motion picture for “Masterpiece” in WE

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Bryce Dallas Howard likes “having a lot of options for a size 6 as opposed to maybe an option” so she went to Neiman Marcus and bought a Jenny Packham dress that she loved for the 2016 Golden Globes.

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She told people, “I always go to department stores for that sort of thing.”

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Before the 21st Critics’ Choice Awards, she went online shopping and selected a Forward by Elyse Walker Pierre Balmain dress, which sold for $ 1,300.

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She told People, “If you don’t have a ‘sample’ size, or if you don’t have a direct relationship with a designer, or if you don’t get a lot of attention, these types of size 6 dresses are just, ‘Not that much available … So what I figured out , is that if something happens at the last minute or I don’t have a good relationship with a place, I go to Neiman’s or buy something online. “

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And for the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards, Bryce wore a dress she’d bought at Topshop for $ 240.

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In her own words, her personal style is “if Carolyn Bessette met Kim Kardashian”.

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When Jane Fonda won an Oscar in 1972, she wore an off-the-shelf pants suit by Yves Saint Laurent.

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She wore it to make a statement because the Vietnam War was still going on, and she didn’t feel the time was right to wear flashy clothes.

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And finally, to the 2020 Academy Awards, she wore an Elie Saab dress that she had previously worn in Cannes in 2014 and a coat that she had bought on sale in 2019 that she believed would be the “last item of clothing” [she] will ever buy. “

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The coat became a symbol of her environmental activism when she wore it to climate protests in 2019, which she called Fire Drill Fridays.

During one of the protests, she told the crowd, “If I talk to people about it, we don’t really have to go shopping. We shouldn’t be looking for our identity. then I have to walk too. ”

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