LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Actor Anne Hathaway has explained why she opted to wear the pale pink Prada gown instead of her previous choice of a Valentino special at the Oscars this year.
The ‘Les Miserables’ star who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress stated that she decided to go with the Prada gown just two hours before the Oscars. She recently released a statement via her publicist saying: “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”
She was referring to the ‘Mama Mia!’ sensation Amanda Seyfried who walked the red carpet flaunting a custom made Amanda McQueen gown. Hathaway had no choice but to let go of her high-necked, taupe laced Valentino which was a little too similar to McQueens creation for Amanda Seyfried.
Anne Hathaway’s choice to don the pale pink Prada column gown, which, as her mother said was “Formal upfront and all party behind” created a lot of buzz on the internet. A twitter account was created called “Hathawaynipple” because of the way the fabric on the dress was placed on her chest.
Had Anne Hathaway held on to her Valentino instead of switching to Prada last minute, the academy award winning actress could have perhaps avoided getting shredded on twitter. Not to mention how stunning she would have looked in the grandeur of a Valentino creation! But Hathaway does feel bad about her last minute decision.
The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ actress had to face a lot of criticism for her choice of the Prada column dress. Some of them include: “It’s just a dress… with headlights”, to another one saying,”Anne Hathaway’s nipples helped her to top the #oscars2013 Worst Dressed list”, and another with a, “We’d just like to point out that we won Best Supporting Actress without *any* support.”
Hathaway said about her final choice: “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 honour of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused. I didn’t know what I was wearing until two hours ago. I tried on a lot of dresses, but at the end of the day, I loved the simplicity of it.”
Maybe Anne could have avoided all the ‘boos’ thrown at her had she just stuck to the Valentino creation.