Ok, if you were a designer and one of your favorite clients decided at the last minute to ditch your gown and go with another (less flattering) gown, would you be miffed? I would!
Especially if the person in question ended up winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, and whose image would be forever emblazoned across the Internet NOT wearing your gown. And this, after you’d sent out a press release just hours earlier noting that your client would be wearing your “pink embroidered tulle illusion gown.”
Well, here’s the scoop on why Anne Hathaway ditched the Valentino gown she’d planned to wear to the glittery Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013, and instead went with the “are they darts or nipples” Prada column dress.
Us Weekly is reporting that the last-second switch was because Hathaway’s “Les Miserables” costar Amanda Seyfried was wearing a remarkably similar Alexander McQueen dress.
Hathaway apparently asked Seyfried, “What are you wearing? Can you send me a picture of it?'” And after Seyfried obliged, an aghast Hathaway quickly changed course, ultimately going with the controversial Prada dress.
Above is the Valentino gown next to Seyfried’s Oscar gown. Seriously, there are tons of gowns at the Oscars and a lot of them look similar. Not a good reason to go with a nipple dress, in my mind. Or at least if you do switch, have a better backup. Here’s the Prada dress she wore…