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How Much Does it Cost To Walk the Red Carpet?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UC Berkeley chapter.


We all know how important it is to look good on the Red Carpet, but do we all know how much it costs?


According to Forbes, Saoirse Ronan’s 2016 Calvin Klein Oscars dress cost her $60,000. Although a lot of money, it’s not much in comparison to Lupita Nyong’o 2015 Oscars dress, which was made entirely of pearls and cost her $150,000. It was also reported by E! News that this pricey dress was stolen out of Lupita’s hotel room in West Hollywood a few days after the Oscars.


After looking at the cost of dresses I was blown away, until I realized how important jewelry is as well…


According to Vogue in 2014, Jennifer Lawrence’s entire look, dress and jewelry, cost $3.58 million. That same year Margot Robbie was wearing an 8 million dollar outfit, joined by Amy Adams who was wearing a little over 1 million dollars. That means for one award show $13,000,000 worth of clothing and jewelry was worn by only three people, when over 1,000 people walk the Red Carpet for each event!


So, I’ve come to the sad conclusion that it costs more than my entire life to be able to walk the Red Carpet.

Arianna Ruiz

UC Berkeley '19

I am a graduating senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Media Studies. I'm passionate about journalism, and interested in both print and broadcast. I enjoy music festivals, Disneyland and binge watching my favorite movies/Netflix shows.
Melody A. Chang

UC Berkeley '19

As a senior undergraduate, I seek out all opportunities that expand my horizons, with the aim of developing professionally and deepening my vision of how I can positively impact the world around me. While most of my career aims revolve around healthcare and medicine, I enjoy producing content that is informative, engaging, and motivating.  In the past few years, I have immersed myself in the health field through working at a private surgical clinic, refining my skills as a research assistant in both wet-lab and clinical settings, shadowing surgeons in a hospital abroad, serving different communities with health-oriented nonprofits, and currently, exploring the pharmaceutical industry through an internship in clinical operations.  Career goals aside, I place my whole mind and soul in everything that I pursue whether that be interacting with patients in hospice, consistently improving in fitness PR’s, tutoring children in piano, or engaging my creativity through the arts. Given all the individuals that I have yet to learn from and all the opportunities that I have yet to encounter in this journey, I recognize that I have much room and capacity for growth. Her Campus is a platform that challenges me to consistently engage with my community and to simultaneously cultivate self-expression.