EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift Donates Her Prom Dress to Charity

04/08/2009 at 04:59 PM ET


Country superstar Taylor Swift has had the opportunity to wear beautiful dresses to events like the Grammy Awards and ACM Awards. But there is one gown that isn’t just sitting in the back of her closet: her prom dress! Swift has given her long cream and gold Jessica McClintock gown to Hearst Magazines’ DonateMyDress.org, the first national network to bring together local dress drive organizations across the U.S., to help girls give and find the dress of their dreams. Taylor was more than happy to part with her dress, which she posed in with her best friend Abigail Anderson, saying, “I chose to give away this prom dress because I wore it once and loved it! To keep it around, hanging there all by itself and lonely in my closet, never to be worn again seemed a little pointless. I want another girl somewhere to feel good in it and have a great prom night because of this dress.” Taylor’s dress sold for a whopping $1,200 in DonateMyDress.org‘s first celebrity dress charity auction. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Nikki Blonsky, Eva Amurri, Ashley Greene and other stars all donated their dresses to the auction run by CharityFolks.com. Visit DonateMyDress.org to find a local collection spot near you.

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Amazed on

Wow!! She donated a dress??? Why isn’t this heroic, selfless act on the front page of every newspaper in the world??? Taylor Swift’s unparalleled generosity will certainly go down in the history books!

FLGirl on

It’s called CHARITY people- and she’s not being recognized for being a donating celebrity- People is drawing attention to the ACT itself- donating to those less fortunate.

Get off of your arses and clean out your own closets. Do something good for humanity and stop spending all of your time dogging articles on people.com. So what if a celebrity was recognized for donating? It goes to show that if she can do it, so can you.

AbbyL on

I just want to say congratulations to taylor for being such a great role model and an inspiration to people all around the world. I live in indonesia and even we love taylor! she is definitely a ‘big sister’ to a lot of people and does her role perfectly. CONGRATULATIONS! (and thank ya!) haha

Lucy on

I think that’s really cool.

Ashley on

I think that it is wonderful that taylor is donating her dress! That is so sweet, taylor swift is def the coolest!!!

kiria on

thats was so nice i never would had thought any one will give away there prom dress

PpAaIiGgEe on

i lov taylor an i think this was a amazing thing to do

mary ann c golden on

where can I get for my 4 yr old granddaughter taylor swift earrings? HELP

arthritisremedy on

everyone loves Taylor Swift. what a beautiful face, body and voice.

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I just love the voice of Taylor Swift. it is crystal clear and soothing to the ear.

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