It is not without feeling baffled that I’ve read Anne Hathaway’s public apology for not wearing the Valentino dress she had planned to wear at the Oscar Ceremony and choose a Prada piece.Of course,there is the lifelong friendship she indeed has with Valentino but was that really an issue for an ”apology” and thus a ”public” one?There is though the press release of the House affirming she was to wear Valentino,all arranged months before.Now the questions that arise are two:Why does she have to explain her choice in public and b) I always used to think that Oscars were about films and the actual drama was taking place on screen.Who took it off screen?
The whole apology Hathaway issued is at the very least funny,just as the issuing of it altogether: ”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. 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.”
Vera Wand took over in WWD by stating :” when the same situation happens to her “It’s like having your guts ripped out of you because you’ve given it your all.””It’s so painful not only to you, but your sewers, your staff, your assistants and PR people. It is devastating,” What about the money/publicity issue?No word at all?
Celebrities wearing designer dresses in big occasions such as the Oscars are walking adverts for the fashion Houses.Anne Hathaway has become a sough-after person to dress after her successful presence in ”Les Miserables” film.Rejecting a gown instead of an other costs not in guilts or sentiments but in real money and possible future collaborations.Celebrities know this path well and so Mrs Hathaway.This totally unnecessary public ”mean culpa” was a childish effort to gain of an incoming loss.Childish to us,pretty important to her and her styling team.Still,going public made the issue bigger that it should actually be and made her look,ahem, not that clever.Btw,Oscars were about film,right?Cinema anyone?Real drama?And by that i absolutely don’t mean Mrs Hathaway’s nipples.Yikes.