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Gwyneth Paltrow still cringes at a wardrobe malfunction that happened over 10 years ago! In the new issue of GOOP, the actress admits that her widely-panned 2002 Oscar gown, with its totally sheer bodice, was not her finest hour.
"There were a few issues; I still love the dress itself, but I should have worn a bra," Paltrow writes, "and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then it would have worked as I wanted it to -- a little bit of punk at the Oscars."
Sure, her heavy black eyeliner and severe braids didn't help the look. But the Alexander McQueen dress in question also rubbed fashion critics the wrong way, with its poufy taffeta skirt and see-through fishnet top. It still regularly makes lists of the worst Oscar dresses ever.
So here's the irony.
As much as Paltrow's revealing dress was criticized in 2002, it would fit right in with the red carpet crowd in 2013. Remember Rihanna's transparent-on-top gown at the Grammys, which made all the best-dressed lists? How about Anne Hathaway's nipple-flaunting Prada gown at the Oscars? Or, going back to last year's Oscars, Jennifer Lopez's eye-popping sheer glamour gown?
These aren't C-list stars trying to get attention with naked runway looks (ahem, Rose McGowan). Rather, these are the A-list trendsetters, flaunting what they've got -- dress codes be damned! By choosing these risque looks, they're proving they can rewrite the rules of high fashion. So maybe Gwyneth should stop regretting her lack of undergarments at the 2002 Oscars, and instead, start calling herself a trendsetter!