Anne Hathaway apologizes to Valentino for Oscars Prada
February 27th, 2013
12:40 PM ET

Anne Hathaway apologizes to Valentino for Oscars Prada

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.

β€œIt 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.”

Filed under: Anne Hathaway • Awards Season • Celebrities • Oscars 2013

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  1. Rob

    Why am I even commenting on this.... Oh, well....

    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....

    March 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fleas

    She looks like a boy now. Put back on a little weight ya twig

    March 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • fleas

      Couldn't think of the name but oh yeah.... Ralph Machio has a younger twin apparently

      March 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. colt45

    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!!

    March 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      She actually lost the weight for her role in Les Miserables. You may need to perform a little research.

      March 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oh yea

    you are the fashion expert aren't you

    March 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. violet

    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.

    March 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M.E.

    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.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isabel Lombardi

      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?

      March 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • if your talking about your man or womans

      xual preferences in front of the have no iq

      March 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Meh

    FFS enough already...let the thread we saw what look like her nlpples....gee, Ive never seen those before...move the F on

    March 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. That was earlier and you deserved it...Now

    i was born with these see them more now because i do not need too wear suits anymore--the pervy stuff is ok but just boo–

    March 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Perv

    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.

    March 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. FocusManipulation

    she has a heart you do not....Focus...

    March 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Clarke

    Oh geez, what a tragedy regarding her dress. OMG, I would of stayed home.

    March 4, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Boff

    Boff! stop meffin wiff me because of my huge yellow choppers

    March 4, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. LooLoo

    i saw why the heart skips a beat...nice place...taking aunt c out..xo too madonna...

    March 4, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. Patty

    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.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Anne

    looks silly in that dress-her hair is fabulous–going out good night all..have a pleasant evening.

    March 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Flat Chested Films...

    now we go too number 3....and i'm gonna get that one too...

    March 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Flat Chested Basment

    told you i ain't the one too pull it with.

    March 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kate and her low end friends....

    destiny child day is where it all came to the spin zone.

    March 3, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. 1 Step Closer

    Anne is going too get the person who insulted her dress 1 too many times.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. EtnernalHack1

    Learn some class...

    March 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. eternalstudent

    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.

    March 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. list too the Wall S. Girl...

    ova soon

    March 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. RoutaButt

    was working behind the scenes prior to the oscars.

    March 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Anne

    Don't cringe......

    March 2, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. josee

    I cringe every time she talks. The pretentiousness, it's too much. So into herself.

    March 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tiffany

    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.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      She's also someones toothpick and a teenage girls reason to vomit after every meal. Grow a pair.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ready4AnneCake

      She also needs to be my love sponge. Soak it up, Anne! There's more where that came from.

      March 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Tim

    Skinny and pale. She looks like a broomstick dressed in a trashbag

    March 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dave

    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

    March 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      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.

      March 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe F.

      @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.

      March 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. snow white

    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.

    March 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Sideboob

    Those teeth are as erect as her nlpples

    March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Wilbur


    March 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Anne's Teeth

    Her teeth are amazing..god knows what those babes cost.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mindcrime

    She looks like The Joker in the comic series. Seriously.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  34. whilehewasout

    She looks pretty to me in whatever dress πŸ™‚

    March 1, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  35. Shay

    She really needs to stop apologizing for stupid things. Grow a back bone.

    March 1, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      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

      March 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • horse teeth

      peter brady look alike soon–everyone in ny has braces..grow up.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Amy

    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.

    March 1, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  37. Danko Ramone

    Why in hell is what *anyone* wears to the prom all that important, and so what if – GASP – two people wear similar dresses?

    March 1, 2013 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. Alvarez

    I'd like her to wear that dress again...while smeared in poop.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Fireoasis

    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!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Hecky Pet

    I once read a remark somewhere that most women resemble either a bird or a horse. Anne is a horse, teeth and all...

    February 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Hecky Pet

    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....

    February 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe F.

      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.

      March 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Anne

    is only 30 years old and has wrinkes already?....i agree she needs a couple of pounds otherwise she looked fantastic.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Eeek!

    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.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Deal With It

    she looks great.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Maynard

    She doesn't look real. Anne looks like a Manga or Anime character.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sadie

    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.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  47. Dan

    Plus-she looks emaciated. These Hollywood women look terrible. Terrible role models. They all look sickly. Eat so etching already!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  48. Dan

    It's a dress for goodness sake. There are people starving in the street. Who gives a rats ass what this women is wearing.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. Timme62

    Not the most flattering dress I have seen her wear.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  50. BudsonBenz

    Want us to sing like a canary about you–plain jane?

    February 28, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jessica

    Everyone says those aren't her nips. They are things sewn into her dress. She is a little boy after all.

    February 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jessica

    she is acute little boy. isn't she like 12 years old or something?

    February 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Nipp L. Slipp

    That dress made her n!pples very prominent. I love it when women aren't ashamed of their perky nips.

    February 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. John Dolt


    February 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Caroles

    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.

    February 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      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.

      February 28, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  56. khloe mason

    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.

    February 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jackie Cogan

    That is not a little boy, thats a girl

    February 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |


    February 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Jackie Cogan

    all i can say is....TEETH!!

    February 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Spare Us Please

    that's exactly what happened on that must be a teenager you cannot be an adult...

    there is no way you are an adult....

    February 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Ambrose

    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.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Val

    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.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  63. @Marita

    Apologize for WHAT? The dress was tailored this way! Those were darts, nothing more!! – @Marita.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  64. anne

    looks confined.

    February 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Brooke

    She shouldn't have to apologize for choosing a different dress! How silly!

    February 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Ringie

    she should apologize for that hearing

    February 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  67. San Jose

    She should apologize for being so annoying and fake! Blahhhhhhhhhh

    February 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Debs

    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!!

    February 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  69. poiuytre

    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.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. and over too Anne!

    Its not cheap...

    February 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Boo

    I hate that looks cheaply made.....the one she wore at the "after party" was much prettier.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Lani

    She was stunning as usual. Enough with the Hathaway hatred. She is a classy, well-mannered and very talented young lady.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  73. jack

    the top was weird but the color was georgous.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jane

    Those stiff darts on the dress look stupid.

    February 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |

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