Rachel Bloom Opens Up About Why She Had to Buy Her Emmys Dress
"It's hard to get places to lend me dresses because I'm not a size 0."
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Rachel Bloom turned heads on the 2017 Emmys red carpet last night with her sleek black Gucci dress that should have won an award of its own. However, when Giuliana Rancic approached the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator, asking her about her outfit-of-choice, Bloom revealed that instead of being lent a dress by the A-list designer, she bought it off the rack after several brands refused to dress her because of her size.
"Gucci is not lending me a dress," she told E! News matter-of-factly, shining a light on the ugly truth some women in Hollywood have to face when it comes to dressing up for red carpet events. "It's hard to get places to lend me dresses because I'm not a size 0," she explained. "But I can afford it, so it's okay."
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.
And Bloom is certainly not the only one who's experienced this.
Leslie Jones took to Twitter last year to share that no designers would dress her for the premiere of her film Ghostbusters. Melissa McCarthy, who has since started her own plus-size line, found herself in the same shoes when she wasn't able to find anyone to design or lend her a gown for the Oscars.
Bloom took to Twitter later to clarify that she never actually asked Gucci to lend her a dress but that "pickings are still slim for non-sample-size ladies."
Regardless, her fans on social media were quick to compliment her for her honesty and happily showed their support.