Anne Hathaway responds to Valentino / Prada dress controversy

So Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. While such news should be the meat of every headline going, as far as Hathaway is concerned, there was actually another story filling the spotlight this week. You see, before Miss Hathaway took to the red carpet for the Oscars, we all received a press release saying she would be wearing Valentino. This came as no surprise as the two are like two peas in a fashionable pod. However, when Anne Hathaway stepped her perfectly manicured toes onto the red carpet she was most certainly not wearing a Valentino dress. She was, in fact, wearing Prada.

Oh you can just imagine the rumour mill that started from the moment she approached the red carpet. This was a red carpet drama worthy of great attention. It was a scandal that rocked the world of many (or at least many of the fashion obsessed around the world). In fact, the rumours became so far fetched that Anne Hathaway took to her publicist to release a statement and set the world straight on how it all actually played out. She said:

“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 honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the
house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment

So of course we are all wondering what dress she would have worn and which actress took away her Valentino moment. However, one also feels that Prada is put in a difficult position here. Sure, an Academy Award winner wore their dress but it has now officially been labelled as a second choice. Ouch.  {WWD}


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