Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Red Carpet Hits And Misses: 'I Should Have Worn A Bra'

01 March 2013 by

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars 2012

'I have to say that since I started working with stylist Elizabeth Saltzman and have put my red carpet looks in her hands, I think they are all pretty maje. I can say this because I have just about nothing to do with it. Standouts for me are the pink Prada dress at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and of course the white Tom Ford from the Oscars last year' - Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada at the 2011 Venice Film Festival

'I have to say that since I started working with stylist Elizabeth Saltzman and have put my red carpet looks in her hands, I think they are all pretty maje. I can say this because I have just about nothing to do with it. Standouts for me are the pink Prada dress at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and of course the white Tom Ford from the Oscars last year' - Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein at Oscars 2000

'Well, I started being photographed in the 90's so of course there are a few glaring ones. Two that come to mind are looks I wore to the Oscars in 2000 and 2002. The first is the Calvin Klein. It's an okay dress but not Oscars material. I chose it because I wanted to disappear that year. Also, the goth Alexander McQueen I wore a few years later. There were a few issues; I still love the dress itself but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to - a little bit of punk at the Oscars.' - Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein at the Oscars - 2000

'Well, I started being photographed in the 90's so of course there are a few glaring ones. Two that come to mind are looks I wore to the Oscars in 2000 and 2002. The first is the Calvin Klein. It's an okay dress but not Oscars material. I chose it because I wanted to disappear that year. Also, the goth Alexander McQueen I wore a few years later. There were a few issues; I still love the dress itself but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to - a little bit of punk at the Oscars' - Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Gwyneth Paltrow has delved into her fashion archives to blog about her past style hits and misses on Goop. It's not difficult to guess which is her biggest style miss *COUGH Alexander McQueen... Oscars 2002... NO bra* But apparently she still loves the dress and says the problem was her makeup.

She said about being responsible for one of the worst Oscar dresses EVER: 'There were a few issues; I still love the dress itself but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to - a little bit of punk at the Oscars.'

From the ugly to the great... her favourite fashion hits are that amazing white Tom Fords cape gown she wore to the Oscars last year and the pink Prada gown she wore to the Venice Film Festival in 2011. She calls them 'pretty maje' and we have to agree.

So what inspires her style? Gwyneth blogged: 'I am most inspired by women friends who are incredibly stylish in their own way. Stella McCartney always looks amazing. She has a way of making you covet her sweatpants and t-shirt, she just wears clothes so well.'

Gwyneth's runway picks this season

'I love Rashida Jones' hot nerd vibe and Beyonce’s playfulness in trying different trends. I love Cameron Diaz's ability to rock silver nails and layer tons of tiny gold jewelry. I am also very inspired by street style in London where I have lived pretty much for 10 years.' You love Bey's playfulness you say Gwyn... will you start posing on railway tracks and in hard hats for the sake of fash-wan?

As for runway trends, she is looking towards Proenza Schouler, Matthew Williamson and Preen this season. She wrote: 'I feel inspired when I see innovation in shape, lines and tailoring, making me see clothes in a fresh way. For example, the proportions of the dresses at Preen this season are very forward, while Proenza Schouler has a whole new take on the wrap dress, and Matthew Williamson brings new, bold and appealing printed fabrics.' She posted the runway shots above so perhaps we'll see Gwynny in the red collard Preen or white sleeved Proenza dress above on a red carpet soon.

Read what Gwynny has to say about her past style choices in the gallery above...


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