Cranky Beauty Pants: Helen Hunt and Best H&M at the Oscars 2013

by Cranky B. Pants on 25 February 2013 · 3 comments

85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsYou might think that H&M means hair and makeup, but in The Sessions’ Helen Hunt’s case, it actually stands for H&M — the place she got her gown.

Apparently you can still call it H&M if you sew hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewels to it.

85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsThoughts on wearing not only off the rack but “accessible” fashion to the Oscars? Did Sharon Stone do it better in Gap in 1996 and 1998?

Helen Hunt_Oscar dress_back_jewelsUPDATE: That $700,000-worth of jewelry appears on the back of the dress, as a brooch.

More photos at justjared.com.

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Janine 25 February 2013 at 10:34 am

I love H&M, but this is a red-carpet fail for Helen Hunt, who usually looks so striking. The tailoring and fabric aren’t up to par — look at all that wrinkling in the bodice, never mind the skirt after her limo ride. And all that jewelry sewn into the dress… was it sewn into hidden compartments?

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Pri 25 February 2013 at 3:25 pm

Apparently this dress was “eco-friendly”. I’m all for being green, but maybe in this case I’d rather go green with a shirt or pants for day-to-day wear, rather than an Oscar dress.

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Janine 25 February 2013 at 10:12 pm

Eco-friendly gala-wear has a way to go, if that’s the case. This is only marginally better than the platter of crudités that used to be offered as The Vegetarian Option back when vegetarianism was a “new” thing.

Actually, I’m sure excellent eco options exist. Either Helen’s stylist needed to do more research, or this was a contract deal.

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