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What It Costs To Make Charlize Theron Look Good

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This week’s issue of New York magazine features a fascinating look at the high cost of celebrity culture. One major money area of celebrity life? Awards shows, where celebs swan around in couture gowns, dripping in jewels with perfect hair and makeup. It seems, though, that the more famous a celebrity, the less they actually pay for, as brands and designers clamor to be affiliated with famous faces. Take Charlize Theron’s head-turning look at the 2012 Golden Globes — and who paid for it…

Vintage Cartier bandeau from 1920
Worth: About $2.5 million
Who paid for it: No one. It was a loan.
Who keeps it: Cartier.

Makeup
Worth: $251 in products, at least $1,500 for Paish by Shane Paish
Who paid for it: Dior.

Hair by Enzo Angileri
Worth: $79 in products, at least $400 for Angileri
Who paid for it: Likely Paramount Pictures.

Cartier white-gold-and-diamond earrings
Worth: $76,525
Who paid for it: No one—a loan.
Who keeps it: Cartier.

Christian Dior couture gown
Worth: About $30,000
Who paid for it: No one. Dior lent the dress to Theron.
Who keeps it: Dior.

Vintage Cartier brooch from 1951
Worth: About $1.5 million
Who paid for it: No one—a loan.
Who keeps it: Cartier.

Cartier platinum and diamond ring
Worth: $3,950,000
Who paid for it: No one—a loan.
Who keeps it: Cartier.

One-of-a-kind Dior couture handbag
Worth: About $20,000
Who paid for it: No one—a loan.
Who keeps it: Dior, most likely.

Givenchy spring 2012 shoes
Worth: $1,150
Who paid for it: Likely a gift from Givenchy.
Who keeps it: Theron.

Total “cost” . . . . . . . . . $8,079,905
Cost to Theron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0

[NYMag.com]

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