The dud dresses

March 1, 2005

The dud dresses

Hilary Swank
Although opinions are varied over Hilary Swank?s dress, it has to be said she didn?t choose the most flattering design. The main problem with the figure hugging Guy Laroche dress was the neckline. High necked and ruched, it looked like a nana?s collar or a backwards shirt (rather similar to the Celine Dion white backwards suit disaster from the nineties.) In her defence, what a figure to be putting in that dress!

Melanie Griffith
Another disaster was Melanie Griffith. She turned up with hubby Antonio Banderas wearing a Versace mermaidesque gown. The back looked like it had clear pantyhose covering it and the material looked like fish scales. Not a good look! She came clean about her smashed foot after claiming at the Oscars that she had attempted to climb Mount Everest. The truth is much more simple: ?I got mad and kicked a door and I broke my foot.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow seemed to be flaunting her post baby body by squeezing herself into her Stella McCartney gown. Although her hair was beautiful and natural, she looked suffocated in the pale dress with puff ball skirt. Meanwhile, her best friend Stella McCartney has given birth to a baby boy. The daughter of Sir Paul gave birth to her new son at the Portland hospital in London. A spokeswoman for 33-year-old Stella and her husband, Alasdhair, said the pair are thrilled over the birth of their happy and healthy baby boy.
Renee Zellweger either needs a tan or should lighten her hair colour back to natural blonde. She looked almost gothic with her jet black hair, alabaster skin and raspberry red dress although the silk strapless Carolina Herrera gown with uber fashionable ruffled train did look divine.
Salma Hayek?s hair. You could barely see her eyes. Don?t want to sound like a mum but ?Get that hair out of your eyes so we can see your beautiful face!?
Scarlett Johansson?s Fred Leighton 19th-century tiara and over crimped blonde hair.

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