Taryn Manning Slams “Wack” Stylist For Putting Her In $200 SAG Awards Dress

Actress Taryn Manning, aka Pennsatucky from Orange Is The New Black, was forced to explain herself this week after complaining that she had been made to wear a $US 200 dress to an awards show, because if you have to wear a garment that normies can afford too, then what’s even the point of being a TV star?

The trouble started when Manning attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 21, wearing a black dress by designer Adrianna Papell, which is available to buy off the rack at US department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales.

The garment, basically a disgusting rag fit for only the saddest and the most wretched of Dickensian orphans, is pictured below. Take a look and then we’ll talk:

After the show, gossip monsters TMZ caught up with Taryn Manning at the airport to complement her on her “dope $200 dress.” They were definitely fishing but ended up getting more juicy quotes than they could ever have hoped for, with Manning laying into her stylist Chaunielle Brown for choosing the gown. She told TMZ:

“It’s wack that my stylist didn’t tell me that. Now everyone else can afford it, that’s what’s cool about it, but it still sucks for me. I want to be in like a superstar gown … So the designer got a lot of press. She should pay me a lot of money.”

The actress copped precisely the amount of flak you might expect for her remarks – “you can take the girl outta the trailer park, but …” being one of the more charitable remarks – and overnight, feeling the pressure, she took to Instagram to apologise and attempt to clarify her position.

She first said sorry for the comments she made while being “bombarded by paparazzi about my stylist and my dress”, saying she loved the garment but felt irritated by the subsequent coverage. She continued:

“I was completely caught off guard when all of the press about my dress was about the cost, which I knew nothing about, and I felt used for someone else’s gain. There was nothing out there about why I was there in the first place. I would have loved to embrace that my dress was affordable at SAG, especially since so much about fashion is unattainable, but I wasn’t given that chance. Every artist dreams of wearing couture on a red carpet if given the opportunity. But I am happy to be the proof that there is more to feeling confident, beautiful and happy on the inside than just a price tag.”

So there you have it. The designer of the dress has not yet commented.