11 Fascinating Backstories About Celebrities’ Red Carpet Outfits That Certainly Make You Say Oh

The red carpet seems to be a professional fashion catwalk, in which celebrities strut their stuff and flex their fashion muscles. Whether arriving at the Met Gala or attending a movie premiere, famous people make use of opportunities to become the focus of attention. While enjoying celebs’ perfect performances on the red carpet, we don’t even think about what happened before that directly relates to their appearances.
For example, Beyoncé's hair which made her look more stunning at the 2015 Met Gala, had to be done in just five minutes. Or, Elizabeth Hurley made the premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” become an unforgettable night in her life when wearing a black Versace dress because few designers wanted to dress her. These cases proved that sometimes spontaneous or rule-breaking decisions are the best ones.
We’ve rounded up some fascinating stories that stand behind the red carpet outfits of female celebs.

#1 Hayden Panettiere bought the dress she liked because the fashion designer refused to dress her

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While most celebs wore dresses paid for by fashion brands, few have to buy certain outfits. Hayden Panettiere was a case in point. In 2014, the actress expressed a desire to wear one of Tom Ford's creations during the Golden Globe Awards. But the brand representatives refused. Therefore, she decided to buy a monochrome dress complete with a side split and spaghetti strap halter neck. The dress made her so beautiful.

#2 Cardi B's gown needed its own 10-person entourage

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At the 2019 Met Gala, Cardi B needed 10 assistants to wrap and unwrap the trail of her red gown. The gown became the reason for many Internet memes.

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#3 Elle Fanning fainted because her dress was too tight

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Elle Fanning, one of the most beautiful guests at The Chopard Trophy event in Cannes, fainted because her 1950s Prada prom dress was too tight.

#4 Blake Lively hired a bus to transport her dress

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Blake Lively wore an incredible custom-made Versace dress covered in tiny rhinestones to the 2018 Met Gala. The dress’ designers spent 600 hours embroidering it and then the actress hired a party bus to deliver it to the event.

#5 Selena Gomez couldn’t eat because of the cut of her dress

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Selena Gomez looked so gorgeous in a blush pink Patou dress at the Hollywood Beauty Awards. However, it turned out that it wasn’t comfortable as everyone thought. Her off-the-shoulder sleeves were so far down on her arms that she couldn't lift them even to take a sip of water.

#6 Keira Knightley’s dress split in half before hitting a red carpet

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In 2005, before walking on the red carpet, Keira Knightley’s dress suddenly split from the bottom to the top. Fortunately, the actress usually prepared some dresses when attending any event. Therefore, she changed her dress quickly and posed in front of photographers as if nothing happened.

#7 Kylie Jenner couldn’t zip her dress, so it had to be hand-sewn

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Kylie Jenner got dressed in a 1987 vintage Jean Paul Gaultier green dress to the 72nd Annual Parsons Benefit. Her dress was so tiny. It is the fact that her assistant sewed the dress right on her body.

#8 Bella Hadid was unable to take off her catsuit and go to the toilet

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At the 2017 Met Gala, Bella Hadid wore an incredibly uncomfortable dress, a crystallized full bodysuit by Alexander Wang. The catsuit was so tight that Bella couldn’t visit a bathroom throughout the entire evening.

#9 Lindsay Lohan was so afraid to ruin her dress that she sat most of the night

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Lindsay Lohan looked so stunning in a cream satin Versace dress with a flowing trail to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar party. The dress’ back was stitched which made the actress not have the guts to move for the entire night because she was so afraid to ruin it.

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#10 Anne Hathaway sneezed, and her dress split on the way to the event

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Anne Hathaway was so beautiful in a red custom-made tight dress by Calvin Klein at the 2014 Met Gala. The actress shared that when coming to the event, she sneezed, and her dress split. She had to stop at a nearby hotel and find a seamstress to fix her outfit. Luckily, everything was done well.

#11 Kim Kardashian had to lose 16 pounds to fit in the dress

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One of the most well-known gowns from the 20th century got a repeat in the 2022 Met Gala when Kim Kardashian chose Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress to wear. This sparkling translucent dress embellished with crystals was almost impossible to get but Kim managed to do it. Before that, she had to lose 16 pounds in 3 weeks.
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