We see London, we see France, we see Gwyneth Paltrow in Paris at the premiere of "Two Lovers" wearing another weird dress. Plus we see underpants! And her bra!
Gwyneth frequently comes thisclose to fashion greatness. But then she takes a giant leap off the Cliff of "Odd and Awkward" into the ocean of "Looking at Her Makes Us Wince". Doesn't she have any friends? Or a mirror?
The sad thing is that so much of this look is terrific. Her accessories are amazing: we love the quilted bag, and the spiky ankle booties. Her jewelry is beautiful, and suits her. Her makeup is dramatic and flattering. We even dig the black nails with this whole black and white theme.
Then it all falls apart with the dress.
It's an interesting idea that in execution is simply ugly and unflattering on her. The heavy bottomed black lace "apron" thing makes even skin 'n' bones Gwyneth look like a pear.
You have to be a little skanky to get away with this kind of dress. Someone like Elizabeth Hurley would have slapped a couple of nipple flowers on her chest and gone commando. And she would have made it work because she has the slightly dirty moxie of a person who actually has sex.
Gwyneth makes bizarre choices whenever she tries to punk it up. It fails because we all can see -- literally here -- that she's the kind of girl who always wears clean white panties. Sorry G: StyleFoul.