The Cheapest – & Most Expensive – Celeb Red Carpet Looks That Are Truly Surprising to Us

Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton Wearing Dresses With Very Different Price Tags

Life as a celebrity means lots of dressing up. It might be for movie premieres, product launches, fancy dinners, or fashion events. But, celebrities don’t all have the same approach when it comes to getting ready for the red carpet. As we’ll see on this list, some go all out and spend a fortune on their look, while others save their hard-earned cash. Join us as we take a look at some of the cheapest, and most expensive, celebrity red carpet looks.

Drew Barrymore’s Vintage Dress

Let’s kick things off with the wonderful Drew Barrymore. The actress has been working since she was a small child, and has embraced lots of different styles over the years. In 2010, the star wore this stunning vintage dress to a magazine party. Apparently, Drew snapped up this Janine bargain in a Texas thrift store.

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This gorgeous beaded dress looks much more expensive than it actually is. Drew Barrymore paired it with balayage hair, boho jewelry and muted makeup. We love it!

Lady Gaga’s VMAs Meat Dress

Who could forget this iconic outfit? At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, pop star Lady Gaga stepped out in a dress actually made from meat. No really! This isn’t a dress that looks like meat – it’s a dress literally made from stitched together meat. The meat itself was fine cuts of beef provided by the Old Homestead Steakhouse.

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This dress was designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti. Amusingly, it was preserved by taxidermists who made it into a kind of jerky.

Hailey Bieber’s Fashion Week Dress

Up next we have model Hailey Bieber wearing one of her beloved Meshki dresses. The star loves this Australian online fast fashion brand and regularly wears their clothes to red carpet events. The brand was founded by Australian-Persian businesswomen Natalie Khoei and Shadi Kord.

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On this occasion, Hailey was attending a New York Fashion Week party hosted by British makeup artist Pat McGrath. The model accessorized this white, satin number with a tight updo and minimal jewelry. She looks fabulous.

Kate Winslet’s Valentino Green Gown

Now we’re getting into some Academy Awards fashion. When British actress Kate Winslet won the Best Actress award in 2007, she was draped in pale green Valentino. Initially, this color was considered a gamble, but Kate looks like a stunning English rose in the unusual hue.

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Kate Winslet carried a vintage Bulgari clutch and Chopard jewelry with this gorgeous gown. Apparently, her daughter Mia helped to choose the draped affair. Kate even remarked, “One day maybe she’ll borrow this and play dress-up in it.” Lucky!