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Seen Arlene Dickinson's New Dragons' Den Style? These Stars Might Raid Her Closet


Dragons' Den fans follow fashion -- at least when it concerns the Dragons themselves. As Arlene Dickinson tells CBC Live, when she meets the average DD-watcher, they never talk business. All they want to hear about is her clothes. 

"It's the No. 1 thing I get," she laughs, "'Why are you wearing the same thing?'"

The answer, by the way, has to do with TV continuity. And the dress code isn't gender-exclusive; the guys also wear a "DD uniform." The only time the cast gets a change of (luxury) clothes is when a new year starts. So with Season 8 now under way (you can watch this week's premiere on the Dragons' Den website), Dickinson's ready to show off her fresh look. 

Finished with upwards of $200,000 in jewels (both borrowed and her own), she's right to say she's "the most expensive person on the set." But Dickinson's also the most fashionable: those are Valentino shoes, skinny pants by Vince. 

The jacket? It's Chanel. 

"I love the sleeve detail," Dickinson tells CBC Live. "It's really, really funky."

And we'll bet so many Hollywood stars would think the same. Taken from Chanel's 2013 Resort Collection, the looks from that particular line have appeared on several red carpets. But are they as suitable for the Den?

Check it out:
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Dragons' Den star Arlene Dickinson shows off her new look for Season 8. On the right you'll see how her jacket originally appeared on the runway for Chanel's Resort 2013 collection. Dickinson's Valentino heels are a definite upgrade over the model's clunky flatforms -- even if those fashion-forward sneaks would stick to her DD motto. When it comes to wardrobe, Dickinson says it's "comfort first."

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Emma Stone in an amazing Chanel Resort 2013 piece for The Amazing Spider-Man's L.A. premiere. 

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That hat! Diane Kruger is usually so much better at putting together an outfit. (Her usual must-have accessory would be Joshua Jackson.) Here she is wearing a dress from Chanel's Resort 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

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Another selection from the 2013 Chanel Resort collection for Diane Kruger. Here, the Inglourious Basterds actress attends the 2012 amfAR gala at the Cannes Film Festival.

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You might know Bella Heathcote from movies like Tim Burton's Dark Shadows and In Time, opposite Justin Timberlake. We know her as that Australian actress who shops at the same place as Arlene Dickinson. Here she is in a dress from Chanel's 2013 Resort Collection.

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Alexa Chung's Bo Peep dress might be totally appropriate for a Chanel bash in New York. Don't try wearing it while pitching the Dragons, though -- even if it is from the same collection as Arlene Dickinson's jacket.

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Plenty of kids have entered the Dragons' Den. None of them, however, could dress like Arlene Dickinson. Willow Smith, the "Whip My Hair" pop star and daughter of Will Smith, wears a mini from the 2013 Chanel Resort collection to the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

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Game of Thrones actress Emilia "Khaleesi" Clarke wore a gown from the Chanel 2013 Resort collection to the 64th Annual Prime-Time Emmys. She's the Mother of Dragons. No wonder she dresses like one! 

Watch Dragons' Den on CBC Wednesday at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

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