A lot of fashion fans were expecting to see Anne Hathaway in Valentino at the Oscars and were caught off guard when she arrived wearing pale pink Prada instead.
It was a noticeable switch, given Hathaway's frequent reliance on Valentino - her wedding gown was custom-made by the fashion house - as well as the fact that the label sent out a press release about her dress pre-Oscars.
Hathaway, 30, told E!'s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that it had been a last-minute decision. The Prada gown, which some found highlighted a certain part of her anatomy, was "the one that spoke to me in the end," Hathaway said.
What she didn't say at the time was that her switcheroo was brought on by the possibility of another actress wearing a dress similar to her original Valentino number.
“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," the best supporting actress Oscar winner told Women's Wear Daily in a statement.
"Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”
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She can wear what pleases her! Unless she's under a contract, she lives in a free (kind of) country and can dress as she pleases. Good grief....
She looks like a boy now. Put back on a little weight ya twig
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Classic anorexia symptoms: trying to please everyone, instead of pleasing herself. Lacks confidence so stays thin to be "camera ready"
Really is too thin: Please, friends of hers need to get together and do an intervention to save her life. Seriously!!
She actually lost the weight for her role in Les Miserables. You may need to perform a little research.
you are the fashion expert aren't you
Those are very poorly made darts and a haute couture house should do a better job. Many of the red carpet gowns do not fit properly.
Only morons who have no clue about design think those were her nips. They're idiotically placed darts and frankly, Miuccia Prada should have been taken out behind the studio and shot for that one. A horrifying pink apron. She should have gone with the Valentino even if it looked similar to the McQueen gown her friend wore.
only morons like you are so concerned about fashion.. what else do you know in this world other than fashion? How low is your IQ?
xual preferences in front of the world...you have no iq
FFS enough already...let the thread die...yahoo we saw what look like her nlpples....gee, Ive never seen those before...move the F on
i was born with these things..you see them more now because i do not need too wear suits anymore--the pervy stuff is ok but just boo–
For such a skinny little thing, Anne sure has a nice set of sweater puppies jutting out there, way up firm and high. I'd give her two SPROINGS up if I had an extra one in my pants.
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Oh geez, what a tragedy regarding her dress. OMG, I would of stayed home.
Boff! stop meffin wiff me because of my huge yellow choppers
i saw why the heart skips a beat...nice place...taking aunt c out..xo too madonna...
I'd be more concerned for the ever increasing acceptability of stick figure actresses then what they're wearing. It's not her dress that looks weird, it's her body. The camera puts on ten pounds and even with that, this woman looks painfully thin. Ah well who cares as long as the masses are entertained.
looks silly in that dress-her hair is fabulous–going out good night all..have a pleasant evening.
now we go too number 3....and i'm gonna get that one too...
told you i ain't the one too pull it with.
destiny child day is where it all came to the spin zone.
Anne is going too get the person who insulted her dress 1 too many times.
Learn some class...
OoooEEE. Anne looked so lovely that I came in for a quick look around. And hear nothing but the hissing of snakes! What a nasty, writhing little vipers nest. You know, there is a lovely world above ground, full of light and kindness and joy, if you can manage to evolve up out of your dark little holes. Glad to be able to turn and go myself.
was working behind the scenes prior to the oscars.
I cringe every time she talks. The pretentiousness, it's too much. So into herself.
You people are really mean. she is someone's daughter, someone's sister, shes a person. you would never say these things to her face. you all need to look in the mirror at your flaws before you crudely start bashing other people. Not that i've ever met her but she seems so nice and sweet and obvisously talented and all you can focus on is her looks- which btw- i think are flawless. she's gorgeous. her warm eyes and huge inviting smile. i dont know what any of you look like but im seeing a bit of what your heart looks like and its very ugly. thats why she is a star and youre at home judging the stars.
She's also someones toothpick and a teenage girls reason to vomit after every meal. Grow a pair.
She also needs to be my love sponge. Soak it up, Anne! There's more where that came from.
Skinny and pale. She looks like a broomstick dressed in a trashbag
She is pale and nasty looking with a big nose. The worst thing she could have ever done is cut her hair. She needs to grow it back as quickly as possible
I find those on here criticising her hair and weight childish. I guess none of you bothered to see Les Miserables. She had her hair cut in one of the parts of the movie, and had to lose excessive weight for her part as a starving homeless mother. Maybe before you sling mud, you should learn the facts.
@Julie: I've already pointed it out once but I'll do so again... They finished shooting last JUNE, that would be 8 months ago minimum. (don't know how late into the filming schedule she worked) The excuse that she had to lose weight just doesn't hold up 2/3 of a year later.
I've waited to comment....but really wouldn't matter. It's Friday, and I really don't care what she wore on Sunday – yeah it looked like trash or grandma's napkin on a pencil, she enjoys the attention, and expected to win. I don't think she will match Oscar worthiness of Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Taylor or Bette Davis.
Those teeth are as erect as her nlpples
Her teeth are amazing..god knows what those babes cost.
She looks like The Joker in the comic series. Seriously.
She looks pretty to me in whatever dress :)
She really needs to stop apologizing for stupid things. Grow a back bone.
And grow your hair back in also to minimize those horse teeth...she is a hottie though...even before the week-long thread on her hard nlpples in that dress
peter brady look alike soon–everyone in ny has braces..grow up.
Wow, these people are extremely self-absorbed if they think their dress choice makes any kind of difference in the world. Who the hell gives a rat's ass? I'm just sorry I wasted a few minutes of my life reading this tripe.
Why in hell is what *anyone* wears to the prom all that important, and so what if – GASP – two people wear similar dresses?
I'd like her to wear that dress again...while smeared in poop.
I was not fond of this dress, but you are all insane to complain about her weight. First she had to loose weight and tone up for cat woman and then she had to loose even more to play the very part she got the oscar for. And we aren't talking lose a few pounds but lose a LOT, enough to look sickly. This is not something someone should do btw, but she did for the sake of the role and she got an oscar out of it. It will take some time for her to -safely- put back on weight. Not to mention gain back muscle tone, and that is not considering what other roles she may be offered that she may have to consider her body image for. Actors that put their bodies through this sort of turmoil pay the price in that they might not rebound so quick as you might like, which is also why we so so few females willing to do it. I applaud her for being willing to do so. Hugh Jackman is now facing the same taxing role of having to retrain from being near starved, to going back to playing the part of wolverine, these are NOT easy things to put your body through and yet they do it. None of us have any right to complain unless we are willing to do same!
I once read a remark somewhere that most women resemble either a bird or a horse. Anne is a horse, teeth and all...
For those comments regarding her gaunt face and body - it's because she had to lose such a great amount of weight for the role of Fantine, and she has been gaining slowly....
They finished shooting last JUNE, that would be 8 months ago minimum (don't know how late into the filming schedule she worked.) So I'd say she was gaining the weight VERY slowly.
is only 30 years old and has wrinkes already?....i agree she needs a couple of pounds otherwise she looked fantastic.
ann is way too thin...she's needs at least and extra 5 pounds...sometimes being too thin does not make you look attractive either.
she looks great.
She doesn't look real. Anne looks like a Manga or Anime character.
She said, "in honor of our deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused." In other words, I hope I didn't make him mad so he won't design for me again.
Plus-she looks emaciated. These Hollywood women look terrible. Terrible role models. They all look sickly. Eat so etching already!!!
It's a dress for goodness sake. There are people starving in the street. Who gives a rats ass what this women is wearing.
Not the most flattering dress I have seen her wear.
Want us to sing like a canary about you–plain jane?
Everyone says those aren't her nips. They are things sewn into her dress. She is a little boy after all.
she is acute little boy. isn't she like 12 years old or something?
That dress made her n!pples very prominent. I love it when women aren't ashamed of their perky nips.
buy stocks instead of frocks. laughing all the way to the bank in flip flops.
That is all I could think of
FINALLY!!! THE HEAT IS OFF ME
Really! Why doesn't Anne just tell the general public & media to kiss her butt? No one owes anyone an explanation as to what they choose to wear. She's too nice, and as a result an open target for the cynical and envious.
I agree 100%. Anne's problem is that she is too freaking nice. If she was stuck up like Angelina and the other actresses, I bet these haters would keep their mouths shut. No matter what Anne does, people have a problem. Its getting pathetic now.
Rachel Zoe got her the dress after she freaked out that Amanda Segfreid was going to wear one very similar to the Valentino one she was slated to wear. AH didn't stand a chance with Zoe, the nut job, as her stylist. The woman is such a control freak and does not have innate good taste. Prada is very avant garde and futuristic. What was she thinking to sway from a classic designer like Valentino. I hope he never offers her another dress again. Still it's her own fault for trying to out do everyone else.
That is not a little boy, thats a girl
all i can say is....TEETH!!
that's exactly what happened on that call....you must be a teenager you cannot be an adult...
there is no way you are an adult....
We were discussing her in class and most of us thought she might look like a rhinoceros or maybe a little boy with thingies. That is gross.
If anyone should apologize it should be Prada. The Oscars have an enormous global audience. Anne Hathaway was not part of the faceless rabble walking the red carpet. She was a nominee. To offer her a gown that was over designed and poorly executed is inexcusable. Prada owes an apology to her.
this cannot be an adult....wagers?
Apologize for WHAT? The dress was tailored this way! Those were darts, nothing more!! – @Marita.
She shouldn't have to apologize for choosing a different dress! How silly!
she should apologize for that hearing problem...lol
She should apologize for being so annoying and fake! Blahhhhhhhhhh
Anne would look beautiful in any gown she wore, she is a wonderful and talented actress. Saw her in a small independent film called Rache's Wedding, and my hubby is also a fan. AH is awesome!!
I'm going to sleep better tonight knowing this debacle is finally over. It's been weighing VERY heavily on my mind ever since the Oscars. Thank you, Anne Hathaway, for your bravery in addressing such an important social justice cause as the clashing of formal evening wear.
Its not cheap...
I hate that dress...it looks cheaply made.....the one she wore at the "after party" was much prettier.
She was stunning as usual. Enough with the Hathaway hatred. She is a classy, well-mannered and very talented young lady.
I agree Lani!
the top was weird but the color was georgous.
Those stiff darts on the dress look stupid.
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