Here's What Happens to Red Carpet Dresses After Celebrities Wear Them

Lifestyle | Associated Press | February 3, 2020, 1:05 pm
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 What happens to the duds after a big awards night can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. Many gowns live out their days in a designer's archives, to be lent out to museums or for other special events, such as the Christian Siriano tuxedo gown Billy Porter wore at 2019 Oscars and recently put on again for
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What happens to the duds after a big awards night can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. Many gowns live out their days in a designer's archives, to be lent out to museums or for other special events, such as the Christian Siriano tuxedo gown Billy Porter wore at 2019 Oscars and recently put on again for "Sesame Street." (Image: AP)

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 This combination photo shows Oprah Winfrey walking on stage to present the award for the best documentary feature during the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011, left, and Winfrey arriving at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. What happens to the duds after a big awards night can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. “For Oprah, we have dresses custom made and pay for them, so she keeps hers,” said Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine. (Image: AP)
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This combination photo shows Oprah Winfrey walking on stage to present the award for the best documentary feature during the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011, left, and Winfrey arriving at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. What happens to the duds after a big awards night can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. “For Oprah, we have dresses custom made and pay for them, so she keeps hers,” said Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine. (Image: AP)

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 Glenn Close, who won the Oscar for best actress for
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Glenn Close, who won the Oscar for best actress for "The Wife," was able to keep her Carolina Herrera gown. (Image: AP)

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 Jennifer Lopez in a Versace jungle dress of green silk chiffon at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Prior to Lopez making the dress with the plunging neckline among the most famous of all time, it was a runway piece that had been featured in a Versace ad campaign and was worn by Geri Halliwell and Donatella, the latter to the 1999 Met Gala. (Image: AP)
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Jennifer Lopez in a Versace jungle dress of green silk chiffon at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Prior to Lopez making the dress with the plunging neckline among the most famous of all time, it was a runway piece that had been featured in a Versace ad campaign and was worn by Geri Halliwell and Donatella, the latter to the 1999 Met Gala. (Image: AP)

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 Lupita Nyong'o, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for
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Lupita Nyong'o, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," kept her gown. (Image: AP)

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