How Chris Colfer’s ‘Glee’ character affords to dress so well

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: In the current issue of ‘TV Guide,’ a reader wondered of ‘Glee’s’ Kurt Hummel could really afford all of his fashionable outfits since he is from a struggling middle class family.

Columnist Ingela Ratledge writes that in a recent episode, openly gay Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) was shown rocking a $435 shirt and a $260 silk scarf by designer Alexander McQueen – not exactly the kind of duds that are common for a mechanic’s kid from Lima, Ohio.

How does he pull it off?

‘TV Guide’ asked NYC stylist Joseph Williamson who says that the style-savvy high-schooler would likely have a wardrobe that mixes couture splurges with cheaper (but still trendy) togs. “When you’re a fashionista, clothes are what you spend all your available cash on,” Williamson said.

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One Comment

  • January 5, 2011 | Permalink |

    I’d also like to pointed out that, in the series, Kurt’s dad actually owns the repair shop where he works. That means that while Kurt’s family is blue-coller, it’s not really operating on a working class income. Owning your own auto repair shop can bring in some cash, especially if it’s a good one.

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