Helen Hunt Wears H&M (and $700,000 Worth of Jewelry) to the Oscars

02/24/2013 at 08:50 PM ET

Helen Hunt Oscars 2013
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Never has the term high-low dressing been more applicable. Oscar nominee Helen Hunt hit the red carpet in a gown with a label we never expected to see on the Academy Awards red carpet: H&M.

But she didn’t skimp when it came time to accessorize the mall-store gown, adding a Martin Katz diamond brooch to the back of the dress, plus a necklace and bracelets from the jeweler, which Hunt noted totaled up to $700,000 worth of jewelry.

Looks like Sharon Stone will have to give up her title of Most Frugal Oscars Dresser. (The actress famously stunned when she showed up at the 1996 Academy Awards in a Gap turtleneck.) Hunt has out-bargained Stone by wearing this midnight blue silk and satin strapless dress.

Tell us: What do you think of Hunt’s H&M dress?

–Jennifer Cress

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susan on

Love it!

susan on

love it

Paulette on

Helen Hunt’s dress is stunning and COVERS her, unlike young hollywood that doesn’t seem to understand that not everyone wants to see their entire body!

mileysucks on

She looks great! Who cares if it’s a ‘mall-gown’. It shows that she is humble and I like that. Not to mention the borrowed diamonds! Awesome woman! Adore her.

pam on

Thank you Nora, I was going to comment on that posting and say generally what you said, however I was going to throw in a “dumb ass” with it!!!

Letty on

Love, Love, Love It!!!

Denise on

Love it!

Laurie on

Elegant, stunning, beautiful.

Katherine on

Love the dress! Couture@H&M :-)

pattimalley on

I love Helen’s H&M choice. H&M is my favorite place to shop for trendy clothes and bargains. The difference is I can shop at other sites and pay more, or I can get the same fashions at a great price at H&M. H&M’s styles are of great quality as well.

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