Gwyneth Paltrow in Marc Jacobs for amfAR Hong Kong party: hot or fug?


Here are some photos from this weekend’s amfAR party/gala in Hong Kong. I’m surprised by how many Western celebrities flew to Hong Kong for yet another amfAR gala, you know? I mean, amfAR is a great foundation and every little bit helps. But it feels like everyone attending this event had an ulterior motive, or perhaps they were paid to show up? In any case, the gala raised $4 million. Which was probably the cost of Gwyneth Paltrow’s rather gorgeous Harry Winston diamond earrings.

Gwyneth wore this Marc Jacobs gown in a pretty blue/purple. I was okay with the “bumps” at the collar, but I’m less sure about the “bumps” on the skirt. It feels like Gwyneth is trying to channel posh bubble wrap. As for her styling… she looks really pretty. Her hair (which was done by Marco Chan for D&V Hairpieces) looks great and her makeup is simple and pretty. I really do love those Harry Winston earrings too. Goop has really been bringing the jewelry p0rn for big red carpets lately.


I’m also including some photos of the other ladies at the event. Kate Moss also wore Marc Jacobs, as did Naomi Campbell (Jacobs was one of the sponsors of the event). Victoria Beckham is in her own design (and she wants her line to be huge in China). And here’s the kicker: Paris Hilton was there! Gwyneth and Paris totally walked the same carpet. How gauche.





Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Getty.

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  1. cujokay says:

    Gwyneth seems to pick the most unflattering clothes for her frame. The dress looks dated and her face looks like it’s spewing oil. Ugh!

  2. minx says:

    I don’t see how her hair is “done” in any way; it’s the same old center-parted straight hair, with faint roots showing.

    • Sugar says:

      I agree. Her hair looks as boring as ever and as fried and dry as ever.

      Her hair looks so good when she lets people put a bit of wave in it and get rid of her center part, which is no woman’s friend.

  3. Liz says:

    For once I like a Gwyneth outfit!

  4. Christo says:

    That 2nd photo of her really shows her age for once. It seems like we are so accustomed to the washed-out flash or photoshopped glow/radiance that is typical of her magazine spreads that we forget that she actually has aging skin like the rest of us.

    • Lalala says:

      I know. And I appreciate everyone not abusing medicine/medical procedures to drastic extents for the sake of vanity. Though I can’t say for certain that she hasn’t in the past.

    • Eazypeazy says:

      Her wrinkles and sun damage make me like her

    • Hmmm says:

      She doesn’t look overly botoxed like most celebs. I also think she wears minimal make up.

      I like the shape of the dress and the color but the bubbles are a bit distracting. Badass jewellery!

  5. lana86 says:

    I like Naomi’s look

  6. BW says:

    RE: GOOP

    So THAT’s what female DALEK’s look like.

  7. QQ says:

    goop: Upstaging Mother of the Bride in Rhode Island that Hasnt had sex with her Husband in a few many years

    Only one that looks lively and cute here is Naomi

  8. Tracy says:

    Looks like Goopy’s last cupping session went awry. (And I had no idea her skin was so rough.)

  9. Azurea says:

    Goop’s dress has bubonic plague.

  10. lisa2 says:

    I was wondering if Gwyneth is actually ACTING.. and looked on her IMDB page. I saw 2 announced projects.. Shakespeare in Love 2 (why would that happen) and another film 33 dias.

    What happened to actors acting. It seems that so many of them spend their time at events even charity one.

    I curious if she is having problems getting roles now for some reason

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t get the bumps on the skirt, but I’m not a big Marc Jacobs fan. Earrings are pretty. I AM a big Harry Winston fan.

  12. annaloo. says:

    Oh my gawd, if that is million dollar skin, NO THANKS. I would not buy any product Goop is shilling for skin. Crepe paper….

    Also, am I the only one who finds it ironic how at these lavish charity balls, one dress a star wears could aid so many? It’s such a contradiction.

  13. FingerBinger says:

    Naomi looks fabulous. How does Paris Hilton keep getting invited to these things?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right? I knew she looked familiar, then was, “oh, Lord, it’s Paris Hilton.”forgot about her.

  14. TrixC says:

    I actually really like Goop’s dress, the shape and the colour really suits her. Also, I know people love to hate her, but I think it’s fine that her skin looks like she’s a woman in her 40s, which is what she is.

    • Anna says:

      I am older than she by two years and I look fifteen years younger. No botox, fillers, or nonsense, not even commercial creams on my face. It is utter laziness to assert, “Oh, that is just ageing”. No, it is about discipline and eating very healthily.

      • TrixC says:

        It’s also about genetics Anna. I follow a healthy lifestyle too but dry skin runs in my family and I’m pretty sure I’ll look like Goop when Im in my 40s.

      • Becky says:

        I disagree, Anna. I’m 42 and I eat healthily, exercise, don’t drink or smoke, haven’t tanned since my 20’s, wear SPF 30+ on my face every day and use Retin-A and I still have expression lines. I admit I don’t sleep well but other than that I take care of my skin. I don’t think I look bad for my age but like Gwyneth I have some lines. A lot of it is genetics and skin tone.

        @TrixC-I agree-I’m not a fan of Gwyneth’s but I think she looks fine and I give her credit for (at this point anyway) not ‘toxing or filling.

  15. Izzy says:

    Good grief, Parasite Hilton actually LOOKS like she is a wax figure! Paging Mme Tussaud!!!

  16. Itsmealisonryan says:

    This post should be about how gorgeous Victoria Beckham looks! Stunning! And I never say that. She’s not posing hard. Her dress and styling are lovely. Gwyneth looks plain and her skin and hair look fried.

  17. Boopbette says:

    Her shiny rough complexion (looks like that glazed leather, purses are sometimes made of) seems the result of too many lasers or acid peels. If you back up off her she looks nice. But close up…yikes.

    She used to be really careful with how she did her injections (sparingly) but now she’s getting reckless because all traces of nasal labial folds are gone and she has weird fake indentations by her mouth.

  18. Eazypeazy says:

    Paris really needs to ditch the extensions. She looks so much better with shorter hair

  19. Lucy says:

    Victoria’s look is my favorite!

    • Judyk says:

      Totally agree…and thank gawd she is not wearing platforms. At least a few people get that they are dated.

  20. PefectDate says:

    I think goop’s dress looks like a costume from Star Trek: Next Generation Deep Space Nine (or whatever the newest spin off is). My inner geek is showing, but I could see Lwaxana Troi really into the plastic dots. Maybe not enough bling for her though lol

  21. Santolina says:

    Zit dress!

  22. Vampi says:

    Gwyn? FUG! She’s like Kim…can’t dress for her body.
    And Lord help me I think Paris looks good. It MUST be the wine distorting my thinking, right? RIGHT?!!

    • Ankhel says:

      Her head doesn’t look half bad, so your thinking isn’t too wine-distorted. But her torso is clearly a voodoo web, meant to catch paparazzi and naive 20-year old male models.