While other female Oscar attendees worried about fitting in or spilling on their borrowed designer dresses, Kelly Ripa had nothing to stress about!
Why? Because the talk show host bought her peach-colored Roland Mouret gown online!
Ripa explains, “When you do these award shows, designers will loan you dresses and you try them on, and it’s like very dramatic all the time.”
The 43-year-old adds, “It’s just fraught with all kinds of, ‘This needs to be tailored,’ ‘We can’t tailor this because we don’t own it…blah blah blah.'”
So she took matters into her own hands! “I was on what I call ‘the mall,’ which is Net-a-Porter.com online, and I was flipping through, just looking at what’s new, and I see this gown,” the 5-foot-3 star says of her dress.
“And I click on it, and it’s Roland Mouret, which is a designer I wear all the time. And I was like, ‘Can I really order an Academy Awards dress online? I mean, is that crazy?'”
But Ripa shares that she couldn’t be happier she chose to buy a dress this year rather than borrow one!
“I purchased it. So it’s mine. So I can alter it,” explains the Live with Kelly and Michael host.
“It was the most comfortable—everybody else you see they’re corseted and they’re freaking out. Can they eat? Can they swallow? My dress: zipped it in, put it on, walked it out there.”
The star even indulged in some snacks during the show. “We had pizza backstage. I was like, ‘Look at me! Look at me go, like a real person walking the red carpet.'”