Rachel Bloom bought her Emmys dress: 'I am not a size zero'

The actress wore a lace Gucci gown that retails for $3,500.

By Annie Martin
Rachel Bloom attends the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
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Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Rachel Bloom says she bought the dress she wore to the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The 30-year-old actress explained in an interview with E! Live from the Red Carpet that she paid for her Gucci gown because no designer offered to lend her one for the awards show.


"I bought this dress because Gucci's not lending me a dress," Bloom told host Giuliana Rancic. "I did buy this dress. You know, I love it and I can resell it. I'm now at the place where I can afford it."

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"I've said in an interview before, sometimes it's hard to get places to lend me dresses because I'm not like a size zero, but also I can afford it so it's okay," she added.

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star wore a lace dress that retails for $3,500 at Saks Fifth Avenue, and completed her look with Csarite jewelry and a Tyler Ellis bag. She later clarified her comments about the gown on Twitter.

"To be clear: we didn't ask Gucci to dress me b/c they loan to very few. That being said, pickings are still slim for non-sample size ladies," the actresswrote.


Bloom previously told Wealthsimple she "occasionally" buys designer dresses for events because it's a struggle to find gowns in her size that are available to borrow.

"A lot of fashion houses are reluctant to lend clothes that aren't in the sample sizes of 0 and 2, so it's getting harder and harder for me to find clothes without buying them," the star said.

"That's the whole problem with the fashion industry: My body size is literally normal and healthy, but when you put me next to a model, I look obese," she added.

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