November 10th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
When it came time to decide between buying a dress and being able to pay rent, Selma Blair once chose fashion.
The actress shared with E! News that she was living at a homeless shelter when she purchased her first Versace dress… instead of paying rent.
"My first Versace piece was a red velvet overall minidress," Selma said at a soiree for the Versace for H&M line. "I was basically homeless, living in the Salvation Army in New York City. I was 21 years old, and I saved up all my money [for the designer dress] that I should have saved up for rent at the Salvation Army."
Luckily, a piece from the fashion label’s H&M line won’t impact your budget quite so harshly. Pieces range from $17.99 (for boxers) to a $299 leather jacket.
"Every woman should feel what it's like to wear Versace, and now they can!" crowed party guest Jessica Alba.
The Versace collection hits select H&M stores on November 19.
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