Oscars 2013: Helen Hunt goes high street in H&M
Gracing the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday evening, Helen Hunt was the epitome of Hollwood glamour in an elegant midnight blue satin gown.
But it wasn't a designer dress that was to thank for her sartorial success – the actress was, in fact, flaunting an H&M creation that she snapped up from the brand’s eco-friendly Conscious collection.
By far the most affordable dress at the starry event, the 49-year-old's accessories meanwhile totaled to a staggering worth of $700,000. The perfect finish to an otherwise affordable look, her attire was perfectly offset by a Martin Katz diamond brooch at the back of her dress, plus a stunning statement necklace and bracelets also designed by jeweller.
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As A-listers such as Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence sashayed down the red carpet in dreamy haute couture, Helen Hunt – wearing the high-street's hottest find – looked in no case out of place as she showed off the dress' flattering strapless neckline and dramatic train that sweeped behind her.
The Oscar nominee told reporters why she had opted for the silk gown stating ''because it was the most beautiful dress I tried on and they partner with Global Green.''
Not only does the H&M collection boast unique silhouettes, fashion forward designs and delicate embellished detailing, but its eco credentials has also been a huge success among other fellow stylish celebrities since all designs are fashioned from recycled polyester and organic cotton
Michelle Williams, Amanda Seyfried and Kristen Davis are already fans of the H&M Exclusive line, which launched last April. Helen, however, is the first to showcase the brand's latest wares to an Academy Awards event.
Oprah's O magazine was one of numerous tweets applauding her sophisticated ensemble "H&M for Helen Hunt: certainly the most affordable gown on the red carpet #oscars proves that you DONT have to spend a lot to look AMAZING!"
Moreover, the H&M design is the most accessible outfit choice on the Oscar's red carpet since Sharon Stone famously wore a grey turtleneck from Gap to the Academy Awards in 1996.
Ms Hunt, who won an Oscar award for her role in the 1998 film As Good As It Gets, was also nominated for her role in The Sessions, in which she plays a sex therapist who transforms the life of a paralysed man.