Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Rachel Bloom Bought Her Gucci Dress for the 2017 Emmy Awards

Rachel Bloom Bought Her Gucci Dress for the 2017 Emmy Awards

The "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star, who presented during Sunday's festivities, told Giuliana Rancic that she once again purchased her red carpet gown. Bloom added of her black plunging gown. "A lot of fashion houses are reluctant to lend clothes that aren't in the sample sizes of 0 and 2, so it's getting harder and harder for me to find clothes without buying them".

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" actress Rachel Bloom said she bought her Gucci gown for the evening.

Specifically, a few stories came out during the red carpet hours of the night that made her just so very relatable - or, as relatable as someone who is still totally successful and attending the 69th Emmy Awards can be. She continues, "That's the whole problem with the fashion industry: My body size is literally normal and healthy but when you put me next to a model I look obese". Ever the one to add humor to the proceedings, she added, "but I can afford it so it's okay".

Bloom herself took to Twitter to clarify that she and her team never reached out to Gucci to request a dress but didn't take back her criticism of the brand's sizing.

"I bought this dress, because Gucci's not lending to ME - I can always resell it on TheRealReal" Rachel Bloom, American hero", user @ATCodinha tweeted. [The look is now in stores, retailing for $3,500 at Saks Fifth Avenue.] "We're all playing dress up", she said.

Watch the full episode of People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live, streaming now on PeopleTV.

Leslie Jones took to Twitter a year ago to share that no designers would dress her for the premiere of her film Ghostbusters.

Bloom's empowering and practical take on purchasing (and reselling) her own ensemble is certainly refreshing.

That said, even if Bloom can afford to buy herself a fancy $3,500 dress, the fact that a three-time Emmy-nominated actress, writer, and producer like herself can't get an outfit to wear proves that the system is pretty darn messed up.

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