Anne Hathaway's First Oscars Without Rachel Zoe (Analysis)
Zoe may have dressed Anne Hathaway for all her past Oscar red carpet appearances, but this year's Oscars saw the actress work with a different stylist: Penny Lovell. Here are our thoughts.
Who could forget Anne Hathaway's Les Nipperables Oscar gown last year? We all know how that story unfolded: Hathaway feared her pale Valentino Oscar gown would resemble her Les Miserables co-star Amanda Seyfried's Oscar de la Renta number, so she switched out at the last minute to a pale pink satin Prada gown with seams at the breasts that accentuated, uh, well, you know.
In January, The Hollywood Reporter learned that Hathaway had parted ways with Rachel Zoe -- although the official word is that they're still friends. It's almost like Hathaway had to have a fashion refresher this year. She suddenly started working with stylist Penny Lovell, who has established herself as having fresh, original taste working with Rose Byrne, Bella Thorne and until a while ago, Ginnifer Goodwin.
Their first style pairing was Hathaway's casual and cool Sundance wardrobe. Lately, she's been dressing down in a more chic and boyish style, complementing her waifish hair and body. At the Oscars, Hathaway's red-carpet debut (styled by Lovell) saw the actress in a Gucci black silk crepe column with a crystal-embroidered halter bodice. It was the perfect move: This Gucci gown was simple, elegant, youthful and grown-up, all at the same time.
And there wasn't a nipple in sight. Huzzah!