The LA Times reports on celebrities wearing gowns to awards ceremonies and parties in return for kickbacks from the designers. (Subscription required for Calendar access). For instance:
At the Golden Globes last month, Charlize Theron and Hilary Swank reportedly ditched their loaned Harry Winston jewels not 24 hours before they were set to wear them on the red carpet, after being handed six-figure checks from rival jeweler Chopard.
Not really surprising. But remember, don’t go buying those Chopard earrings just ’cause you think Charlize and Hilary are into them.