Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in the September 2011 issue of ELLE , photographed by Carter Smith and styled by T Lo personal favorite, Mr. Joe Zee. Let’s all form an Opinion Circle.
[Burberry Cashmere Tunic] Julien Macdonald Fall 2011 Collection
On getting support from Beyoncé on her surprise duet with Cee Lo Green at the Grammys: “This story always makes me cry…It’s 10 in the morning and Beyoncé schleps it all the way down to the Staples Center to watch. I mean, She’s Beyoncé !”
On her decision to take on other roles like Glee to be able to focus more on family: “I can do short jobs. If I was still starring in three movies every year, there’s no way that I’d be the person my kids want when they fall down.”
On showing the world a different side of herself: “If you speak to my friends who’ve known me since I was four, they’ll say, ‘That is her.’ They always said to me, ‘You’re the dirtiest person in the world and so funny. Show the world that side of you.’ I felt guarded. I felt like if I really showed people more of me and I was still not accepted, then…Who cares. You just realize it doesn’t matter what people think of you.”
On keeping her marriage out of the spotlight: “He makes music for his fans, and he doesn’t want people to conjure a lame famous couple when they’re getting into his music. I get it.”
Even though she’s constantly inserting her well-heeled foot into her mouth, we’re kind of over the Gwynnie hate. We still roll our eyes at her, but we just don’t have the energy to get worked up over it. Besides, so much of the vitriol against her comes off as class-based. We’re not saying “Pity the downtrodden rich” or anything; just that if the criticism is “She’s privileged,” well okay. No argument there. But how long can you harp on that? She’s still somewhat hilariously un-self-aware about her privilege, but at the end of the day, wifty well-paid actresses don’t make the best target for class anger. Better to laugh at her than get pissed off.
Having said that, we were bored and caught that Country Strong thing the other night and man, was that some serious miscasting. No matter how hard she tried — and oh, did she try; Oscar bait from start to finish – Gwynnie as a hard-drinking country western singer is never gonna work.
Enough Gwynethizing. Let’s see the pics.
Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 Collection
Julien Macdonald Sweater
Christopher Kane Fall 2011 Collection
Isabel Marant Fall 2011 Collection
Tom Ford Fall 2011 Collection
When she’s not looking directly into the camera, she takes a great picture. The minute she does, it looks like someone posing for holiday snaps. Love the Isabel Marant with the hat; she looks really gorgeous. And the shot of her in the sweater with the ponytail is very pretty too. We’re not crazy about that Tom Ford dress, although the Christopher Kane granny square sweater is an inspired choice. She’s one of the few stars we can think of who can pull that off. She can also pull off that LV but she doesn’t look very comfortable doing it.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith for elle.com, style.com]