Monday, 5 March 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Her 2012 Oscars Caped Dress.

While Gwyneth Paltrow's 2012 Oscars gown seemed like a fashion forward choice, the look was actually inspired by a retro ensemble.

During a visit on Chew, Gwyneth told fellow GOOP-er Mario Batali that her caped Tom Ford dress was inspired by style icon Jackie Kennedy. She said, "I saw a picture of Jackie O in a white dress with a cape and it's been a while since anyone's worn a cape...except for Superman."

The actress is most likely referring to the First Lady's famous white dress from the 1961 inaugural ball, designed by Jackie herself and commissioned to Bergdorf Goodman's Ethel Frankau.

Gwyenth's look may have fashion critics divided, but it got a clear stamp of approval from daughter Apple. "My daughter loves a fashion moment," she said. "She weighs in very heavily."

And, it was love at first sight for the actress, too. While movie stars typically try on a plethora of garments before making their decision (it's like picking a mate!), Gwyneth said she found her gown in a single shot. "I tried on one dress," she explained. "That was the dress and I thought, 'It's a little different but it's sort of a throwback.'"

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