02/21/2013 04:30 EST | Updated 02/22/2013 09:28 EST

Oscars Red Carpet 2013: Celebrities Who Are Paid To Wear Designer Dresses And Jewelry


We all know that stars get some seriously unfair perks just for being rich and famous. But did you know that in-demand celebrities may be getting paid to wear those fabulous gowns and jewels on the red carpet?

In 2011, US Weekly reported that Oscar host Anne Hathaway was paid $750,000 dollars by Tiffany & Co to wear its jewellery at the Academy Awards.

And Jennifer Lawrence has apparently caused a bidding war to erupt between jewellery houses keen on having the Best Actress nominee wear their designs to the 2013 Oscars.

While sought-after actresses can demand big bucks from names like Cartier and Dior, not all stars are considered equal. Fashion houses will fight for a chance to get their dress on an A-lister who fits a certain ideal – namely, young, thin and possessing ‘serious acting’ credentials – while snubbing others who don’t fit with their image.

For the 2013 Oscars, this means A-list actresses like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence are likely to be sporting big-name designer duds while demanding a hefty fee.

It also means you’re unlikely to see Melissa McCarthy or Sigourney Weaver in Dior or Chanel, instead choosing lesser-known designers – for example, this sparkly David Meester number McCarthy wore at the Critics Choice Awards last year – while not necessarily being paid for the publicity.

In the end, it appears the more beautiful, powerful and rich the actress, the more likely she’ll earn a second income on her Oscar 2013 red carpet choices.

Go figure.

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