Who is going to sit these famous rich blondies down and shake some sense into them? Stop trying to make “dresses” happen! It’s not gonna happen! Well, somebody actually managed to take their desire to dress America one step further. If you can believe it, lifestyle “expert” Gwyneth Paltrow, has donated a dress she wore to the Oscars once and it’ll be auctioned off for charity, but well, it’s a dress that she wouldn’t even use to wipe her backdoor Goop hole with after an organic seaweed puree cleanse.
In 2000, Gwyneth wore a seemingly ho-hum Calvin Klein dress to the Oscars. No, not that Pepto-Bismol colored gown she wore the year before, you know, when she stole Cate Blanchett’s award won Best Actress for “Shakespeare in Love”. This one was an unbelievably basic silvery shift dress that you might wear to your middle school semi-formal, or something a Drag Race contestant would whip up for a Glam challenge, despite not knowing how to sew.
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Page Six says that Gwyneth decided to auction off the hand-beaded creation (despite its appearance on many all-time worst-dress lists) as part of Leonardo DiCaprio’s All-In charity challenge, which allows us peasants (with money) the chance to win a one-of-a-kind celebrity experience. Goopy even mentions in her Instagram post that it’s a “good one to donate” because its “end of the 90s” style has since made a comeback.
But this contradicts what she said about the dress back in 2013. When asked what she thinks were her worst fashion moments, Gwyneth had this to say:
“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.”
What’s interesting is that Gwyneth kept this hateful dress in her closet for twenty years, despite only ever agreeing to wear it because it might make her disappear (oh, God if only!) But well, this could be a turning point in American fashion. Maybe Goop will start making $50,000 dresses that literally make you disappear. And hopefully, Gwyneth will put one on and never take it off.