In recent weeks, it appears that Gwyneth Paltrow has become the new Anne Hathaway, who was in turn the new Angelina Jolie. (God help us – why do we know this stuff!?!)
What do we mean? Well – Gwyneth is now the new célèbre of hated celebrities.
Angelina Jolie once copped a ton of criticism in the gossip pages and in the public discourse. After all, she was the husband-stealing impossibly-lipped Sexiest Woman Alive, who also donated time and money to charities and worthy causes. Bi-a-tch, right?
And then the world paparazzi became a little annoyed by Anne Hathaway, because, well… she’s not Jennifer Lawrence. Hathaway doesn’t have the same sort of easy, likeable charm and that makes her – A MONSTER. AmIRight?
And now, it’s poor Gwynnie who can’t seem to do anything right.
Gwyneth’s most recent criticism is the result of an interesting (read: unfortunate) fashion choice at the premiere of Iron Man 3. She wore an Antonio Berardi dress with white, navy and bottle green panels, that felt distinctly sci-fi (really, it was something that you would expect the avant-garde Tilda Swinton to be wearing).
But Gwyneth’s dress also featured a sheer panel up the side of her leg, which showed off her toned behind (the very same behind, which she has previously copped criticism for describing as the butt of a ‘22-year-old stripper’), and left the peering public in no doubt that the star had, ahem, gone commando.
The trend has been labeled as “side-butt” (like the recently popularised “side-boob”).
Gwyneth’s appearance is the most recent in a long line of red carpet outings for the celeb. Take a look:
In the Daily Mail, fashion columnist Liz Jones eviscerated Gwyneth’s outfit choice, writing “This has got to be the most vulgar, look-at-me, attention-seeking dress I have ever reviewed in over 30 years of writing about fashion.”
C’mon, Ms Jones. Surely your memory can do better than that. Liz Hurley once wore a dress held together by comically oversized safety pins.