- Step 1: Buy it off their back Check out what's for sale on clothesoffourback.org, a non-profit organization that auctions clothes celebrities have worn on set and to award shows. Proceeds go to various children's charities.
- Step 2: Find a knockoff Get a replica of a gown worn to an award show. Knockoffs arrive at department stores within one week of red-carpet events.
- TIP: The clothing line A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz specializes in translating red-carpet trends into affordable pieces.
- Step 3: Purchase the same thing Like something you saw a celebrity wear in real life or in character? Check out seenon.com, which provides purchasing information for celebrity ensembles and accessories.
- Step 4: Get it second-hand Check out the merchandise offered by It's a Wrap, which has two stores in Los Angeles and a web site, itsawraphollywood.com. They sell clothes and props from TV shows and movie sets.
- Step 5: Have it made Still no luck? Bring a photo of the dress to a seamstress, who'll make a copycat for you.
- FACT: A Clothes Off Our Back bidder paid $50,000 for the vintage Christian Dior gown that Jennifer Aniston wore to the 2002 Emmy Awards.
You Will Need
- A charity auction
- A knockoff
- A Hollywood wardrobe shop
- A seamstress