Gwyneth Paltrow at the Chanel show for Paris Fashion Week: fab or fug?


Yesterday, I was looking through some of the Paris Fashion Week photos and thinking to myself, “Wow, this year’s PFW is pretty tired.” But I should have known better. PFW picked up significantly today for the big Chanel show. I’m including photos of the arrivals, with the biggest name in attendance, Gwyneth Paltrow. It feels like it’s been a while since Gwyneth really did the regular fashion week circuit. Don’t get me wrong, she’ll still go to shows every now and then, but she tries to keep it pretty exclusive, meaning she’ll fly in to Italy for a day for a Valentino event, or she’ll just attend an opening for Stella McCartney, stuff like that.

So this year, Gwyneth is doing Chanel. Noted. I never really think of her as a Chanel girl, but she has worn Chanel to some significant red carpets over the years. I personally don’t care for this Chanel suit on Goop – it makes her midsection look really bulky and I don’t really think the length of the skirt is right on Goop. Also: Gwyneth is in Paris with boyfriend Brad Falchuk. They were just on holiday in Mexico, and now they’re in Paris. I wonder if an engagement is coming? First he’ll have to finalize his divorce!



Here’s a single-vibing (????) Diane Kruger. She’s a long-time Chanel girl. I love the coat, and I hate the tights and shoes. WTF is up with those tights?


Here’s Gigi Hadid in probably the worst capri jeans I’ve ever seen.


And finally, here’s Monica Bellucci. This look is pretty dated and ‘80s, but she still looks sort of badass.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. kri says:

    Every one of these is NO. The Queen needs that Chanel, not the prom princess. It looks awful on her. I usually like Diane K but she is dressed like a cheap hooker who had the brains to steal her customer’s good overcoat on the way out. And Hadid needs to press charges against the teen wolf that attacked her jeans. My god, where is Tim Gunn. It’s all dreadful.

    • minx says:

      Yes to everything you said.
      Goopy–I burst out laughing at that outfit. So matronly. Diane Kruger, come on! Are you serious? Even the fabulous Monica Bellucci looks off–the shoes are ridiculous.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Monica Belluci look like a Real Wife of New Jersey. The worst of the bunch.

        I like Goop and Diane’s outfits.

      • antipodean says:

        The lady with the purple scarf in the Monica pic looks all kinds of fab to me! They should ask her what she thinks of this terrible parade of naff!

      • Carol says:

        If Gwyneth had worn a different top, that skirt might have worked. Too much pattern for me.

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    • sills says:

      +100 to this! So disappointed. Goopy looks bulky, Diane = sullen goth teen, Monica’s on her way to the gym, Gigi got attacked by a bear. Fashion disaster buffet.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Those “capri jeans” are the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.
    Goop’s dress is sort of weirdly bulky in the middle, not flattering.

    • gwen says:

      I can’t begin to imagine what those capri jeans cost.

    • Beanie says:

      The fabric is bulky and the cut is bunching, and to add insult to injury, the non-fitted wide sleeves are cut to elbow length AND have a wide cuff, which creates an illusion of even more wideness at the waist. Tragic.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think Gwyneth is a perfect example (in this case) of following trends regardless of how they look on you. This midi length and short jacket is very trendy right now, so she wears it, despite the fact that it is doing horrible things to her body.

    • Jen43 says:

      Right, she looks *gasp* fat.

    • Birdix says:

      The buttons look like nipples if her boobs were those of a 20 year old (how’s that for putting the b*tchy in celebitchy!). That outfit is wearing her and it looks like something more appropriate for Martha Stewart.

  4. Snazzy says:

    I like the look on Monica Belluci just because she does look badass, even if it is super dated
    The rest? HORRID

  5. ReineDidon says:

    I like the suit on Gwyneth. It really suits her. Gives a career lady vibes. Love it ! The thighs on Diane are stunning, her coat too.
    Gigi and Monica go home and change. Please.

    • StormsMama says:

      While I think the sleeves are bulky and actually the problem in her outfit, the material I can tell is very luxurious and the quality is really good on that suit. I think in some pics you can totally tell how fit G is and in person she probably looks (and feels) confident and classic.
      I think Diane is making her outfit work for her. She has an amazing way of turning up the fun and whimsy despite her often severe beauty. That being said, does she look like she has the glow of sorrow? 🤔She seems sad yet radiant…
      Gigi is wearing something that would pass at a Malibu bbq -bc she’s insanely gorgeous and it’s a pseudo casual vibe plus everyone would know it was a gazillion dollars at whatever store replaced Kitson -but in this context it’s just wrong all the way around.
      Monica Belluci is a beautiful goddess and I love that she gives off an authentic DGAF edge (the kind Kris Jenner constantly *tries* to cultivate -vicariously through her daughter’s images and- with her own look). It could go wrong easily but MB’s “keeping it real”ness is what makes this work.

  6. Tiffany says:

    An 80’s vibe Monica is still better than the others. Good Lord that woman is stunning.

  7. meme says:

    Gigi Hadid looks ridiculous and so does Kruger (what has happened to her style?????). Goop’s suit is rather matronly but Monica looks badass.

  8. QQ says:

    HAhahah this is an entire Batch of expensive, embroidered F*CK NO

  9. Ankhel says:

    Karl thinks Gwyneth’s old and fat apparently. That’s the only reasonable explanation for him giving her that outfit. So dowdy!

  10. swak says:

    Paltrow’s outfit is absolutely horrible. Also, apparently Kendall walked the Chanel show.

  11. Rainbow says:

    I would like Diane’s outfit if it weren’t these tights.
    Monica Belluci is wearing leggings?

  12. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    Was there some type of thigh-level, clothes-shredding wild animal on the loose, destroying tights and jeans alike, and only Monica and Gwyneth escaped it? That’s the only explanation I have.

  13. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    I like Gwyneth’s styling and shoes. But yes, the suit is unflattering to her figure.

  14. CidySmiley says:

    Oh my god these all look terrible! Lol Goop’s dress looks like someone took my grandma’s old mumu and sewed it to some curtains.

  15. Kym says:

    I love the pattern on GP’s dress. It looks lovely on top of my kitchen table.
    DK looks like she’s trying to send out a message and it reads “If you’re all going to accuse me of being a cheating hussy, then I’m going to dress like one. “.
    I think MB might be making fun of KKardashian. GH is still trying too hard at not trying.

  16. Lucy says:

    Gigi is slowly becoming the second coming of Heidi Klum, style-wise. Hopefully I’m speaking too soon.

  17. Sarah01 says:

    Chanel has gone really downhill, they don’t have that classy, chic or elegant look they used to have.

  18. Granger says:

    Gwyneth looks bizarre.

    I just want to know how women walk in heels as high as Bellucci’s!

  19. EV says:

    It’s a bit funny to look at Gywneth’s photos. You can tell she just feels like a million bucks (OK a billion bucks ) but the suit is horrible – so unflattering.

  20. Jaded says:

    Oh fashion where art thou…..?

  21. poppy says:

    goop’s on the major hustle. has done a few appearances in Europe since Mexico, like Audi.

  22. Cara says:

    Blech! That is a whole lot of ill fitting, overly busy junk.

    Monica looks good- although I first thought it was Kim K, and she had finally managed to find a plastic surgeon who would do a leg transplant. 😜

  23. CornyBlue says:

    I am glad she is not an exclusive Tom Ford girl like I thought so I am free to like Tom Ford. Diane Kruger is very very pretty but those tights lol. Looks like three different tights.
    Something about Gigi’s neck shoulder bothers me but i have accepted her as a model now.

    • swak says:

      Thought they were tights/leggings and then socks/stockings that are worn under pants so you don’t have to wear the whole panty hose thing with bare leg in between.

  24. annaloo. says:

    I’m not sure that I have ever liked Gwyneth’s style except when she’s in her basic tee and jeans and a cool coat. Her picks are fashion forward, sure, but there’s always something wrong: fit, hair isn’t right, makeup is off, needs a bra, etc….I’ve never been stunned by her style.

  25. Tw says:

    Fashion victims – everyone of them. And you know it’s a bad suit when it makes Goop look big. Love her or hate her, she does have a body that looks great in clothes.

  26. gwen says:

    Gwyneth is in desperate need of a new hair style.

  27. ND says:

    If Paltrow has relied on stylists recently, they clearly hate her. Unless she’s styling herself, which … Oh dear.

  28. Zan says:

    Hate it. ALL of it.

  29. Tredd says:

    Great outfit on Gwen. It’s the silly highschool hair she’s unfortunately still wearing. Chit looks like hay. Trim that crap, Gwinnie, for God’s sake!

  30. justwastingtime says:

    Almost amusingly bad, every last one, except Monica. Goop’s outfit is ill-fitting and fug.

  31. Anare says:

    Gwynnie’s outfit is so bad. Too much fabric. It must be a heavy fabric too, it looks so stiff and bulky. That color is hideous on her. Yeesh!