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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K on

She’s beautiful no matter what she wears…

lilredridnhood on

Kirsten Stewart’s hair looks like she just rolled out of bed, and Helen’s dress looks like she pulled a sheet or a blanket off the bed. She needs to do her wash in Woolite.

Shar on

She may take the most frugal title away from sharon stone but she looks a lot more elegant than Sharon did with the turtleneck.

j on

How is 700000 dollars in diamonds frugal?

Tara on

just makes those other dresses that cost thousands of dollars look ridiculous.

BBB on

I don’t know if it can really be considered an H&M dress if it’s not available to the public.

Earikah on

I love the color but it was not a very good fit and like everyone else has mentioned, very wrinkled…maybe the oscars should have a tent where celebrities can sneak in and gives their dresses a quick steam before walking the carpet :)

Sharon on

She looks great!

Jen on

Loved her dress, loved her look. Good a see an over 30 actress who is so beautiful and still working in Hollyweird.

Peggy Smith on

She is not aging well at all … looks so old and haggard when they zoom in on her. Well, she never really was that good looking anyway.

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