Gwyneth Paltrow in vintage Valentino at the Emmys: uncomfortable or cute?

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Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Emmy Awards like a peasant. Her husband, Brad Falchuk, was nominated and so of course Gwyneth had to support him, but they only seemed to pose together very, very briefly. And of course Gwyneth was given a big presenting job. Gwyneth chose this feathered vintage Valentino gown which… I mean, I get it. It wasn’t the worst thing. I did suspect that it didn’t fit her properly because Gwyneth’s posture was even worse than normal, almost like she was pretty uncomfortable.

People were talking about Jenny McCarthy’s red carpet interview with Gwyneth like it was the most bonkers thing in the world. While it is weird, and while Gwyneth does not want to be there, it’s actually not that bad. I love that Gwyneth has to “slum it” at the Emmys and actually – gasp – interact with people like Jenny McCarthy.

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Padma Lakshmi in Christian Siriano. While this looks bridal in this photo, I swear on the E! Red carpet, it was more of a pale mint color and it was much more striking. I thought it looked better in motion too, although to be fair – it’s difficult to make Padma look like sh-t. She knows how to dress for her body for the most part.

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Niecy Nash in Christian Siriano. She looked fantastic!!! First of all, I love that Sirano isn’t afraid of dressing women above a size 2. I also love that he knows HOW to dress for curvy women – you can really see that Nash has an incredible hourglass figure. Plus, I love a metallic! The matching turban is just the icing on the cake.

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Patricia Clarkson in Christian Siriano. This was… okay. Not my favorite, but Patricia is so elegant, she could make a paper bag look like couture.

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  1. lily says:

    why can’t goop style her hair WHY

    • Wilady says:

      I think she just accepts that she likes to keep it simple there, and leans into it.

      While the sleeve fringe is a little wild, and I’d like the dress without them, I think she looks crazy beautiful here!

    • Emma33 says:

      Goop’s boob-band – why??

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        If you watched her try to “walk” to the mic, you saw she could barely take a proper step as the bottom of the gown was so narrow. She actually shimmied to the podium. She looked so stupid. And that boob band make her look flat as a board. Sorry, but I just find he SO overrated and insufferable.

      • jenner says:

        @THEOG, didn’t you get the note? only peasants walk. shimmy is the hot new goopy trend.

    • Fiji says:

      That is EXACTLY what I came on here to say! The center part, straight hair is not flattering for her.

      • Anne Call says:

        Even Ivanka (ugh) got rid of the long flat ironed bleached blonde center part “I looked great in this haircut when I was 18” look. She looks very dated, like someone wearing a bouffant from the 50’s or like trump pretending he has Elvis hair in his 70’s.

    • minx says:

      I would like to cut about 5 inches off Goop’s hair, condition it, give her a side part. Same with Aniston, same with SJP.

      • Paisley says:


      • nb says:

        Looking at these pics made me realize I’m rocking a very Goop-esque look right now except more of a side part and this is my plan. I see my stylist in a few weeks and I’m getting 4-5 inches off, I’m going to go more golden blonde, and I want to buy a good deep conditioner because I live in Colorado and my hair is DRY and breaking off and doing that wispy thing at the bottom like Goop’s hair.

    • bananapanda says:

      Sometime in her 20s she got a hair straightener and a box of Swedish blonde dye and that is all she knows. Like most of Hollywood she’s also committed to the (school marm) middle part too. Sadly her hair looks better (and healthier) with her natural wave and a slightly darker honey blonde.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I like all these looks. And Goopy looks good too. She looks like a vintage Barbie. And if she stands next to the gold lame wearing actresses we could start Barbie comparisons from the 80s.

    • Esmom says:

      Vintage Barbie is a good analogy. I think she looks good, too, although she seemed to have trouble walking, which took away her chance to really own the look.

      I like the other looks here, too.

  3. naomipaige99 says:

    Personally, I think he dress is hideous.

  4. Carol says:

    It looked like Gwyneth was wearing super uncomfortable shoes because she was shuffling across that stage like Tim Conway’s old man. It didn’t help that she also looked like she had muppet carcass dangling from her arms. What a mess.

    • Annaloo. says:

      I had binge watched The Dark Crystal, and Gwyneth’s dress brought me RIGHT BACK to the Skeksis!! Those arms with shredded black material? Total Skeksis!

    • minx says:

      “Tim Conway’s old man”—dying!

    • Elisa says:

      muppet carcass dangling from her arms, hahahaha!
      you are awesome!!
      I actually like her look, expect for the muppets. 🙂

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Niecy looks great! I love the material of Patricia’s.
    Gwenyth does look uncomfortable. Maybe she followed too much of her own insane “wellness“ advice.

  6. Chaine says:

    Niecy Looks amaaaaazing. That’s how to do the red carpet!

  7. HK9 says:

    Goop’s dress is amazingly bad

  8. Nothankyou says:

    First thing I thought when I saw these pics is Gwyneth is pregnant.

    • CuriousCole says:

      The first thing I thought was the boob area was sheer material and the random black bar was the network censoring her nipples.

  9. Josephine says:

    In the minority here, but I liked Goop’s dress. It felt retro and fun and I thought it was cool. Her stylist should have solved the walking issue but maybe they didn’t dare alter the dress too much.

    On a different note, I just don’t get Christian Siriano. His stuff always looks borderline tacky to me. But I do like that he is often the one dressing women larger than a size 0 (doesn’t apply to Patricia, obviously, but in the past he seems the one willing to work with any body shape).

  10. Marianne says:

    I did like goop’s dress, however the black band looked like they were censoring her boobs on stage.

    • Kosmos says:

      I didn’t know Gweneth’s dress was a vintage Valentino at first, of course, but when I saw her walk out in that, I thought she looked amazing and PERFECT. Not too over the top, very discreet, and didn’t have to show her boobs like so many other dresses. I absolutely loved her in that dress. I also loved the classy way she spoke along with her smile. But more so, the talk was all about how slow she walked out. Perhaps she wanted to make sure she didn’t slip or trip?

  11. Lizzie says:

    Niecy Nash looks outrageously beautiful. the tailoring is truly a marvel to hold up her chest with those tiny straps without digging into her shoulders. i’d love to see the inside of that dress…just so i can reverse engineer it.

  12. Starkiller says:

    1) Goop couldn’t move in that dress. When she walked up to present, it looked like she could barely walk, she was really struggling for some reason.

    2) Is Padma pregnant?

    3) No idea who Patricia Clarksen is but I LOVE that gown!

    • Doglas23 says:

      That’s because Goop has a permanent stick up her behind, hence why she was walking like that on stage. The dress is fabulous though. Niecy Nash looked glamorous & INCREDIBLE, but I expected nothing less from that fashionista diva!

  13. MarcelMarcel says:

    Idk if Paltrow was that awkward or if McCarthy is isn’t the best interviewer which contributed to Paltrow’s awkward vibe? I haven’t seen McCarthy’s other interviews so maybe I’m mistaken. I just felt like both women were uncomfortable in that segment.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      McCarthy was super awkward hosting the New Years Eve special so I have no doubt she is not the best interviewer in general. And Goop was probably suffering from rubbing elbows with the regulars 🙂

    • Bella Bella says:

      McCarthy just kept asking the same question over and over. She sounds like a horrible interviewer. Is your husband nervous? No, are you sure he isn’t nervous? What do you tell him in case he is nervous?


  14. Carol says:

    I was surprised that I liked Gwyneth ‘s entire look here. I also didn’t really see anything wrong with her walk and was surprised when it got all the buzz. I’ve seen plenty of actresses have to hike up their dress and shorten their steps, but of course it’s only a big deal when she does it.

  15. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The dress looked too small in the bust area and uncomfortable.
    And I would consider it slumming too if i had to be interviewed by Jenny Anti-Vaxx McCarthy.

  16. My3cents says:

    Goop probably wears these uncomfortable dresses and shoes so she dosen’t accidentally end up enjoying herself.

    • Other Renee says:

      Haha good one.

      Those ostrich sleeves look ridiculous. She is so insufferable that I wish she’d flap them and just fly away somewhere.

      • jenner says:

        came here to say the same—the ostrich feathers are outta control and ridiculous looking. fly far away goopy!

  17. Ann says:

    Niecy looked fabulous but I felt some sympathy twinges in my shoulders with this tiny spaghetti straps holding up all that boob. I have huge boobs too, I know that pain. I still loved her whole look.

    Gwen looked like her dress was too big and she was trying to walk in a way that wouldn’t result in a nip slip. Hated the dress over all but whatevs, goop going to goop.

  18. Kate says:

    Gwyneth’s face looks…different. Or maybe her hair? Something is off. Especially that first pic does not look like her

    • Teel says:

      Agree! I can’t put my finger on it, though . . . did she get her front teeth straightened or something?

  19. BANANIE says:

    I think “curves” applies here but not to all of Siriano’s clients.

    Not all women who are overweight have hourglass figures- I bet it was much easier to dress Nash than it would have been to dress someone more apple-shaped. She looked stunning but it didn’t look like a huge challenge.

    • WTF says:

      That is so true. I didn’t think about that. It takes a special talent to make a flattering dress for a person that isn’t hour-glassed shaped whether they are thin or heavy. Niecey Nash is hourglass and no disrespect to him, she would look voluptuous in a paper-bag.
      He has made some other women with less traditional shapes look really good too though. (Leslie Jones, the chic from OITNB, Chrissy Metz), so he has the skill. It’s just not on display here.

  20. Yes Doubtful says:

    Niecy Nash killed it! Wow!

  21. MsIam says:

    I only liked the red dress. Did not like Gwyneth’s dress or Niecy’s dress.

  22. tealily says:

    Niecy Nash looks gorgeous! I love the turban look.

    Gwyneth gave such a terrible interview to Jenny McCarthy. You can tell she’s uncomfortable.

  23. Catherine Saillant says:

    Why is Jenny McCarthy given space on any medium–broadcast, print or digital? I gagged when I saw her. She single-handedly caused the greatest health crisis of our time with her stupid, uniformed advocacy against vaccines. Instead of being normalized McCarthy should be shunted to the Hall of Shame and never seen again!

  24. ParisinLEM says:

    How about Goop can’t lower herself to the peasantry of clapping!