Helen Hunt opts for H&M on the red carpet

Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM ET

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Helen Hunt at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Helen Hunt had fashion fans' tongues wagging after the Best Supporting Actress nominee revealed that her midnight-blue Oscars gown was designed by H&M. It's not unheard of that a star would wear an affordable brand on the red carpet (remember Sharon Stone wore The Gap in 1996?), but it still puzzles folks who can't imagine an A-lister would pass up a chance to go designer. (We're tempted: This is your chance to wear Valentino! VALENTINO!)

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Elegant, and affordable: Helen Hunt poses on the Oscars red carpet.

Of course, this isn't your typical H&M. The affordable retailer announced earlier this year that it was releasing a red carpet collection — an off-shoot of its existing eco-friendly Conscious line. The line has already been worn by stars like Michelle Williams and Viola Davis, and now Hunt, who looks amazing in a silk dress made specially for the Oscar occasion.

What do you think of Hunt's dress? Are you fan?

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