Why Some Designers Won't Lend Chloe Moretz Clothes Until She Turns 20

You might think that, being a highly adorable 16-year-old movie star, you could get your well-manicured hands on just about anything you want: a date with Justin Bieber, a pony perhaps, maybe some Swarovski crystal encrusted UGGs, several $50,000 red carpet gowns... Not so! says actual 16-year-old movie star Chloe Grace Moretz.
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You might think that, being a highly adorable 16-year-old movie star, you could get your well-manicured hands on just about anything you want: a date with Justin Bieber, a pony perhaps, maybe some Swarovski crystal encrusted UGGs, several $50,000 red carpet gowns... Not so! says actual 16-year-old movie star Chloe Grace Moretz.
Photo: Glamour

Photo: Glamour

You might think that, being a highly adorable 16-year-old movie star, you could get your well-manicured hands on just about anything you want: a date with Justin Bieber, a pony perhaps, maybe some Swarovski crystal encrusted UGGs, several $50,000 red carpet gowns...

Not so! says actual 16-year-old movie star Chloe Grace Moretz, who told Glamour this month, "There are brands that say, 'We can’t dress you until you’re 20.' People who buy their clothes don’t want to see a $50,000 dress on a 16-year-old."

It makes sense in theory--brands looking to reach a more mature clientele may not find it in their best interest to lend their gowns out to a teenager. But considering the fact that tall, waif-like 16-year-olds are generally regarded as the ideal candidates to showcase those gowns on the runway (girls under the age of 16 have only very recently been discouraged from walking), it seems a touch hypocritical. For reference, Karlie Kloss walked 31 shows in New York before she'd even turned 16. Wonder if any of those 31 designers are the ones who won't let Moretz wear his/her dresses, hmmm?

On another note, Moretz tells Glamour that her "Hollywood inspiration" is "Winona Ryder—her look in the time right after Mermaids and Heathers, that first year of Johnny Depp and her. They were the best couple ever--they’re like Romeo and Juliet!" We can't quite remember which year of high school Shakespeare figured into the curriculum... but it seems safe to assume young Moretz hasn't gotten there yet. (P.S. Johnny and Kate 4-EVA!)