Bryce Dallas Howard reveals the depressing reason she bought her own dress for the Golden Globes – she’s a size 10
Published 15/01/2016 | 08:23
Well, that's depressing.
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard earned a new legion of fans when she revealed she bought her own gown for the Golden Globes. The former nominee proudly said she purchased her own Jenny Packham gown at Neiman Marcus simply because she's a size 10 and she wanted more than one option in a sample size.
As is par for the course for red carpets, A-list actresses borrow dresses from designers in exchange for priceless PR - for example a whole new generation have been introduced to Dior thanks to Jennifer Lawrence.
But these free options only come in sample sizes which range at a US size 0 to 2 (4-6) and The Help star said she likes to have options when it comes to red carpet dressing.
“I like having lots of options for a size six as opposed to maybe one option,” she told Giuliana Rancic on E! News. "So I always go to department stores for this kind of stuff.”
And after all the positive publicity she's received, she's auctioning off the gown for charity. She started the bidding at $1,000 and the money raised will go to the HALO Foundation, an organisation which supports vulnerable children.
It's not the first time an actress has worn off the rack on the red carpet - Nashville star Hayden Panettiere famously purchased a $10,000 Tom Ford gown for the 2014 Golden Globes as the designer only dresses one actress per event.
Barneys New York's creative ambassador-at-large Simon Doonan previously slammed celebrities wearing freebies for positive PR
"I don't understand how people can get it up for gowns. It's highly-paid actors wearing free clothes that are given to them," he told nymag.
"And they're the only people on earth who really need to buy gowns (and actually need to buy and have the money), but they get them for free - illogical - and [are] representing brands in a way which is not particularly representative of a brand.
"It's very hard to tell who did what dress, because actors all want them to be very simple because they don't want to be made fun of in the blogosphere."