Though her hilarious show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend may have been overlooked for a nomination this year, Rachel Bloom hit the 2017 Emmys red carpet in award-winning style. For the occasion, Bloom wore fine jewelry by Csarite and a black Gucci gown featuring a ruffled lace top and a long black jersey skirt accented at the waist with a bejeweled bow — a look that was not loaned to her, but one she bought herself.
“I bought this dress because Gucci is not lending me a dress,” she told E! Live Red Carpet of the look.
“I love it,” she continued. “I can resell it. I said in an interview before it is hard to get places to lend to me because I am not a size zero, but also I can afford it, so it’s okay.” [The look is currently in stores, retailing for $3,500 at Saks Fifth Avenue.] “We’re all playing dress up,” she said. “This is the best dress up. I feel like a pretty pretty princess.”
The interview Bloom is referring to about is likely the one she did with Wealthsimple, in which she told the publication, “A lot of fashion houses are reluctant to lend clothes that aren’t in the sample sizes of 0 and 2, so it’s getting harder and harder for me to find clothes without buying them.” She continues, “That’s the whole problem with the fashion industry: My body size is literally normal and healthy but when you put me next to a model I look obese.”
Although she bought this Gucci gown, Bloom may not keep it around for long. “Again I can always resell it, she said. “I do have an account on [the resell/consignment site] The RealReal. My writing partner sells all of her clothes there. Take a look on The Real Real for this dress tomorrow.”
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