Valentino Gavari“s personal friend and most enthusiastic wearer of his designs surprised us all at the Oscars as Anne Hathaway walked out in another Italian number by Prada.
Despite the Valentino fashion house releasing a press statement disclosing in advance that it would be dressing the Les Miserables actress in addition to Sally Field and Jennifer Aniston, Anne sparked controversy amongst fashion critics when she appeared in a pink Prada gown that evening.
Reflecting on her wardrobe mishap, the 30 year old actress recently apologised publically to the fashion franchise for any misunderstandings that occurred:
“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” Anne said, hinting at Amanda Seyfried”s matching grey Alexander McQueen gown and so added “I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans”.
The Les Miserables star who picked up an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress continued on to explain; “Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision”.
On the night itself Anne had even declared live on the red carpet; “I didn”t even know what I was wearing until about three hours ago” when the actress had contacted her stylist Rachel Zoe for a selection of other gowns.
In the statement release Anne also alludes to her strong friendship with the designer himself.
Valentino, who is responsible for the bold red number heralded by fashion fans at Anne”s Oscars appearance in 2011, also created the actress” bespoke wedding gown which she wore when typing the knot with actor Adam Schulman in 2012.
“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,” Anne conluded, wholeheartedly adding “I deeply regret any disappointment caused”.