There are few celebrities out there as love-her-or-hate-her as Miss Anne Hathaway, celebrated theater kid and winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Feature at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. She is also a wearer of one of the ugliest Oscar victory dresses of all time (yes, Gwyneth Paltrow wore that ugly black Alexander McQueen monstrosity that made her look like she had mildewed pancakes for breasts after she won her statue). Well, now she has apologized for wearing the dress… but not for the reason you think.
Hathaway told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that she changed her dress at the last minute to the pale pink Prada bib with the telescopic nipples in place of the Valentino dress that the designer’s PR team announced in a press release. That’s what she was apologizing for, dissing Valentino. She said in a statement to People, “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans.”
So, who was going to wear the offending dress? Hathaway’s Les Misérables costar (and, in my mind, arch nemesis) Amanda Seyfried. Turns out the high-necked, lace-encrused dress she was going to wear looked way too much like the one Seyfried worked with McQueen designer Sarah Burton to create. Now it all makes sense. But, I gotta say, I’d rather be known as a copycat than have my Oscar moment in something that looks like a free giveaway at the Red Lobster.
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