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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RUserious? on

She is the sweetest girl! I wish they all thought the same way she does!

Jon on

That was so nice of Taylor Swift to do.

Karen on

kudos to taylor for donating her dress to charity. its nice to see celebrities reaching out to those less fortunate.

Selma on

im not a very big taylor swift fan bc i really dnt like her but i dnt hate her. she has good music. anywayss i think this is so cool and a great thing she is giving her prom dress away. rock on taylor.

Alex on

How sweet of her. She is such a nice, giving girl. She is one of my role models!!! I love you, Taylor!

Nina on

i really respect taylor swift and i admire her very much. she seems sweet and genuine in everything that she does. she seems like she really just wants to sing and touch other peoples lives. good for her! don’t get corrupted by hollyweird!

Cate on

That’s so nice of her! She’s a really generous girl.

Julie on

What a great thing for her to do. I just love Taylor Swift!

Haylee on

She’s so sweet! :)

Sonia on

WAY TO GO TAYLOR! You a great role model for young girls everywhere!

Marisela on

Wow thats awesome, i also had Jessica McClintock dress too. Thats really amazing on what she and the rest of the stars are doing…

elizabeth on

I really like her dress!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elizabeth on

i love the dress

Donna West on

Well. woopdidoo for her. I did the same thing. So did lots of my friends. Aint no thing.

Mehri on

Hi my name is Mehri .I think what you did was so cool. please wright back soon.and do you like theTwilight books?

Crystle on

That was nice of her to do that

Andrea :D on

Thats really sweet of her.

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that is ok~

Sheri on

Wow – that is cool that there is an organization like that that allows people to donate their dresses.
I like Taylor Swift.

Brenda Nepomuceno on

Awww, that’s so nice! I love her! =)

thebestman34 on

I think that’s something most celebs should do, because if you think about it ‘a lot of the things they obtain they mostly use it once or twice and throw it to the back of thier closets anyways. So why hold on to when you’re not gonna be wearing it again-pass it on!! So good looking out Taylor Swift. Keep the blessings up!!

Ella on


molly on

Good for here she is so sweet to do that for the less forcunite

freelanceallison on

That was a great thought but while she’s at it she should donate her other dresses from big events too – she’d never wear the same dress on the red carpet twice so why not?! That’s really great of her though – her heart is in the right place!

freelanceallison on

I think that’s really great!! She did such a good thing with that! I think sh eshould consider donating her other fancy dresses too though! I mean she would never wear the same dress twice on the red carpet so why not?! Eiher way her heart is in the right place and that’s great to see!

vikki on

she’s the best! if only more people would be like her

tonya on

i love taylor swift so much, she is very pretty and soo nice and sweet, and i love her music too

Brooke on

Talor swift is such a nice and careing hirl! That was super nice of her to do and reach out for others.

Sabrina on

okay, four words. I WANT THAT DRESS!! :)

Charlotte on

Thats nice of you, Taylor…but do you really want the girl who is going to wear this look like a golden nugget?

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.

milly on

you are so pretty i wish you where my sister!i wnt see you 2 times in concert!you were alsome!

melissa on

hey taylor, i’m a girl but i still love you. you are one of my favourite idols of all time. i think you’re sweet and nice, not like all the other hollywood stars. you’ve brilliant music and drop-dead looks, yeah, and a great heart. i’ve never really met another star like you. please reply to this if you ever see it! please please please contact me! i’m your no. 1 fan!!!

p.s. you look gorgeous here.

Liam Price on

prom dresses from JC Penney are great looking and cheap too.,`-

francesrona on

that was so good to know.. taylor is really nice person.. your a good model anywhere…

francesrona on

taylor is nice

francesrona on

good to hear

Maisie Marshall on

my bestfriend would always pick Pink prom dresses with lots of laces”**

Kitchen Cupboards  on

i always love to wear those long gown type of prom dresses, it makes me feel like i am a princess or something,-“

LED Dimmer on

prom dresses that are bright colored like rose red are the best for a girl, -“.

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Very funny?! KW may be of help.

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Taylor Swift – Country Prom Pictures on

[…] The specifics of where Taylor Swift went to prom are a little vague, as she attended Aaron Academy for her final two years of high school so that she could be home schooled while touring. There are multiple pictures of her in formal gowns, but this dress was her senior prom gown. She’d later donate it to DonateMyDress.org saying, “I want another girl somewhere to feel good in it and have a great prom night because of this dress” (quote via People). […]

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