Dress Diaries: Celebrity Cook-off Challenge

This Dress Diary was brought to Rent the Runway by Julie Chang


Julie Chang Rent the Runway Aaron Eckhart Dress DiariesAs an entertainment reporter with Fox 5, I’ve covered Rent the Runway in the past with and have always loved their idea. It wasn’t until I was in a last minute jam that I truly understood their value.


I was invited to participate in a celebrity cook off. The winner’s party was coming up, hosted by Aaron Eckhart at the Smyth Hotel. As I had been searching for what to wear for days and wasn’t excited about anything, I realized that the real challenge of the event wasn’t the food- it was my outfit! Since I’m always on camera and I knew I would be filmed there too, I couldn’t wear something I already had but wanted to look great. I also didn’t have all the time in the world to search all over New York City- what girl does? That’s when a light bulb went off and I remembered RTR!


Julie Chang Rent the Runway Aaron Eckhart Dress DiariesI got online and started searching. I had my heart set on wearing the Preen Plaza Dress for the event- red is always great on camera and asymmetrical necklines are a flattering cut for me. Several clicks later my dress was booked and my headache was gone. I got so many compliments and love how the pictures look. It was exactly what I needed and am sure I’ll be renting again soon!


Click here for coverage from the party- thanks RTR!

Julie Chang, Fox 5, New York City