Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Don't Hate

I still can't believe Gwyneth got so trashed for this Zac Posen dress on the left at this past Oscars. Doesn't it seem like every time anyone strays from the strapless/satin and or glitter format ends up on the Worst Dresses List?

What's particularly annoying is that her hideous, ill-fitting, pepto Barbie prom dress is still cited as brilliant Oscar style, and this one has been almost roundly criticized.

Well, I, for one, love it. It's a little covered up, but not in the over-the-top way Hillary Swank's was two years ago. It has a refined 1930's feel, and creates a more curvy, statuesque figure than Ms. Paltrow actually has. Even the color, which is treading on dangerous ground as a pinky beige, is saturated enough not to wash her out and look really delicate and vintage-y. Add in the red lips and updated Veronica Lake hair, and I actually said, "Gwyneth Paltrow looks so pretty!" while watching the Oscars, even though technically I hate Gwyneth Paltrow and everything she stands for.

1 comment:

Gaby + Simone said...

Wow, whoever designed that dress is, like, a magician. Because Gwenneth Paltro is shaped like a freaking rectangle in real life. Amazing what some well placed pintucks will do for a girl shaped like an adolescent boy. of course, drag queens have been doing this for years.