Melissa McCarthy: I Couldn't Find Anybody to Dress Me for the Oscars

It's hard to imagine that it would be difficult to find a dress designer for an Oscar nominee, but that was the case for Melissa McCarthy back in 2012.

McCarthy, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bridesmaids, reveals in the July issue of Redbook that many designers turned her down.

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Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

"Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me," she shares. "I asked five or six designers — very high level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."

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McCarthy ended up wearing a blush custom gown by Marina Rinaldi and shoes from her pal Brian Atwood.

Since she has trouble finding stylish clothes in general, the 43-year-old actress decided to start her own plus-size clothing line. "When I go shopping, most of the time I'm disappointed," she confesses in the mag.

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Even when she was younger, McCarthy had a desire to work in fashion. "I went to college for clothing and textiles and always thought I would design women's clothing," she told Us Weekly. "Then [I] ended up in New York thinking I was going to go to FIT [Fashion Institute of Technology] and I started doing standup. So how A went to B, I don't know!"

Well, we don't know how she got there either, but it all worked out for her in the end. Check out this video to see Melissa dish about her 2012 Oscar dress, and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" for the latest in entertainment news.