03 September 2009

Ugly Betty hit by the recession!

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We hadn’t quite realised that the Ugly Betty wardrobe department had an unlimited budget but, apparently, it did – in the days of boom, that was. Now we’re in a recession, Wilhelmina Slater’s fashion choices have been slashed. ‘With the economic situation what it is, we scaled down in terms of the type of clothing that we’re getting,’ said the actress who plays her, Vanessa Williams. ‘There was a Naeem Khan dress that went for £1,500 and they watched it and watched and by the time we got it, it was, like, £450. So we are being mindful of the budget and waiting for markdowns on Ugly Betty.’

Wonder what sometime Ugly Betty stylist Patricia Field – and infamous recession-fashion hater – would have to say about that? Still, Williams has worn Rachel Roy, Giambattista Valli, Dolce & Gabbana and vintage Thierry Mugler, so it doesn’t sounds like they’re in completely dire straits yet… [WWD]


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