In or Out: Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Posted on September 19, 2011

Get your coffee and strap yourselves in, darlings. We have a TON of Emmys red carpet coverage coming your way today. But before we get to the rundowns, we thought we’d single out one of the more discussed looks of the night.

There’s a persistent idea that it must be so much fun to sit with T Lo while the red carpet parade passes by on our television screen. We’re not sure, but we believe the thinking is that we’re just sitting there, dressed to the nines, as one bitchy bon mot after another passes our lips. Sorry to shatter your illusions, but the reality is pajamas, laptops and the half-formed sentences that form the conversation of most couples who’ve been together a decade and a half.

“What is she…?”
“Oh, PLEASE.”
“Pretty.”
“Ew.”

But when Gwyneth shuffled her way over to be Seacrested, we were inspired to form full sentences, which means we were ready to have an argument.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio PucciGwyneth Paltrow at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in an Emilio Pucci gown.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

“That is FABULOUS,” said Lo.

“WHAT? Seriously?” asked T.

“I know everyone’s going to hate it …”

“As well they should. It’s like Mata Hari by way of Bob Mackie.”

“It’s not my problem if you have no taste,” sniffed Lo with finality. Tom, knowing when to stop, kept silent from that point on but rolled his eyes and made wanking gestures when Lo wasn’t looking.

We never claimed it was the Algonquin Round Table around here.

Anyway, Lo has nothing further to say on the subject except that it’s fabulous and it’s unique. Tom will concede that it is off the beaten path, as far as red carpet looks go, and he’ll give Gwynnie credit for that. But belly-baring is so not the kind of risk-taking he wants to support and besides, he might actually like it if it didn’t have that tulle effect going on at the edges, which causes an optical illusion that makes her look like she’s bulging out of this thing. And even Lo has to admit that sitting down must have been a not-particularly-pretty picture. But we both agree that it’s not a typical goddess gown and it’s not the same boring red dress that every other girl was wearing last night, so points for that.

But one of us says IN and the other says OUT, so it’s up to y’all to make the final call.

Vote Now!
IN! It’s different and that’s reason enough!

OUT! If you have a tiny waist and flat stomach, why would you wear a dress that gives the exact OPPOSITE impression?

Our last “In or Out,” Maggie Gyllenhaal working a sexy senior look, got an almost unanimous OUT.

 

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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