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Play Housewife With Denise Richards’s Dress (From ‘The RHOBH’ Opening Credits)

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This month, eBay, in partnership with the Strategist, went back to some of our favorite celebrity shoppers — including actress and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards — to ask them about things that they can live without and would be willing to sell at auction for charity. All proceeds will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (eBay is receiving and donating all proceeds and matching every dollar the auction earns). Click here to see all the stuff you can bid on.

Richards holding the “giant diamond” from RHOBH in her dress. Photo: NBC

I wore this dress for the title sequence of the ninth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — my first on the show. The producers told us to get a purple dress; they chose the color, which was very hard to find the spring that we filmed the title credits. My stylist sourced a couple options and after trying them on, the producers and I agreed I should wear my personal favorite: this simple cocktail dress. I gravitated toward its timeless silhouette and sexy simplicity — I always say that it’s more important for the woman to wear the dress instead of the dress wearing her. I just felt so classy in it, and I hope that the winning bidder (who will also receive a RHOBH season-ten cast poster and photograph that I signed) feels just as good wearing it as I did.

The producers have the title sequence shoot down to a science as they try to get different looks from each member of the cast. They’re very specific about how they want us to look, which I respect because the franchise has been so successful — the producers really know what they’re doing. We have to do all kinds of walks and poses, go side to side. But the best part was getting to hold the giant diamond for the first time ever. The diamond is so iconic. It was wrapped in fabric when it was first handed to me, with no fingerprints on it whatsoever. My hair-and-makeup team was freaking out.

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Play Housewife With Denise Richards’s Dress (Seen on RHOBH)