Runway Vs. the Celeb Way: A Look At How Celebrities Have Altered Runway Looks for the Red Carpet

It's good to be a celebrity. One of the many perks that comes along with the job, if you're a hot young A-lister, is the opportunity to wear just about any runway or couture look that you or your stylist likes. And when you're celebrity of that caliber, the world's top designers will do just about anything to dress you--including altering their runway creations to your liking. Recall, if you will, that episode of the Rachel Zoe Project when the stylist musters up the courage to ask the Kaiser himself to alter one of his couture creations for Cameron Diaz to make it appeal more to the American masses. With Cannes, the Met Ball, and the Oscars in recent memory, we've compiled a slideshow of starlets who wore looks right off the runway, with some minor changes made. The question is, which do you like better: The original runway versions more or the alterations made to please the stars? Click through and weigh in.
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It's good to be a celebrity. One of the many perks that comes along with the job, if you're a hot young A-lister, is the opportunity to wear just about any runway or couture look that you or your stylist likes. And when you're celebrity of that caliber, the world's top designers will do just about anything to dress you--including altering their runway creations to your liking. Recall, if you will, that episode of the Rachel Zoe Project when the stylist musters up the courage to ask the Kaiser himself to alter one of his couture creations for Cameron Diaz to make it appeal more to the American masses.

With Cannes, the Met Ball, and the Oscars in recent memory, we've compiled a slideshow of starlets who wore looks right off the runway, with some minor changes made. The question is, which do you like better: The original runway versions more or the alterations made to please the stars?

Click through and weigh in.

Rachel Zoe asked the Kaiser to lop a sleeve off his couture creation to make it more Golden Globes appropriate for Cameron Diaz.

Amanda Seyfried added straps to this red Valentino number for the Oscars.

Anna Wintour asked the Kaiser to add sleeves to his Haute Couture design for the Met Ball.

Who can forget the fiasco on The Rachel Zoe Project regarding "Annie's" paillette Oscar dress. Rachel originally suggested a long train, but instead settled on an added sequin band on the bust.

For her hosting gig, Anne wore an Armani Privé dress in blue.

Blake's Met Ball look was draped over the opposite shoulder and had twice as much glitter as the Chanel haute Couture original

Carey Mulligan had the top replaced on this Miu Miu for last year's Met Ball.

Diane Kruger added more glimmer to this Jason Wu ensemble for this year's Met Ball.

Emma Stone redid this Lanvin look as a strapless gown for the Met ball.

Freida Pinto chose a thinner tie for her Met Ball look.

Hailee Steinfeld's Prada was lengthed so it would be red carpet ready.

Karl added shreds of fabric to the bottom of Kirsten Dunst's gown to make it appropriate for the uber-formal Cannes.

Lea Michele cut a bigger slit into this Versace look.

Ricardo Tisci added a top to his Givenchy Haute Couture creation for friend Liv Tyler.

Dior spokeswoman Marion Cotillard had some tulle removed form this dramatic Dior dress.

Nicole Kidman wanted to show a little more skin in this Dries van Noten ensemble, so she had the sleeves shortened.

Rose Byrne added a mini-slip and removed this Marc Jacobs look's red dickie.

There was a lot of speculation that Sandra Bullock's Bottega Veneta had been altered in the back because the sample was too small for Sandra to fit into.

Tilda Swinton celebrated her Oscar win in this Lanvin look that was made more enchanting with an added sleeve.

Uma Thurman wanted to cover up at Cannes, and so the cutouts on this Versace gown were covered.