2013 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion – Helen Hunt Wears H&M … Yes, That H&M
Not since Sharon Stone wore a Gap shirt (with a Vera Wang skirt) to the Oscars in the 1990s has a discount retailer been mentioned among red carpet couturiers like Valentino and McQueen and Armani. Until now.
Hunt said that the dress was made with environmental sustainability in mind. It was also given a major boost by the $700,000 worth of Martin Katz jewelry that was sewn into the back of the dress. So it wasn't like she went down to the nearest H&M franchise and stocked up. But she likely just gave the retailer a major PR boost.
For what it's worth, the frock did not look like it came off the rack from a store known for being a place where teens and budget-conscious yet fashionably-minded people shop for basics and knockoffs of looks inspired by high-end runway designers.