Gwyneth Paltrow got drunk & called herself a ‘lame old white lady’ at the Elle event

2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood

Here are some photos from last night’s Elle Women In Hollywood event. Elle did multiple covers and cover stories for about a dozen women, and all of those women turned out for the event to give speeches and celebrate ladies and… get drunk, I guess. The biggest star of the evening (in her own mind) was Gwyneth Paltrow. She wore Bottega Veneta Spring 2020 – a simple LBD which would be at home in Jennifer Aniston’s closet. Gwyneth apparently got drunk and admitted on stage that she was unprepared for her speech, because of course. She also called herself a “lame old white lady.” Yeah. I won’t argue with that.

More photos… Scarlett Johansson in Tom Ford. A shockingly basic dress from Tom Ford, styled poorly by ScarJo with absolutely horrendous makeup.

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Issa Rae in Ralph Lauren. Absolutely beautiful. You know me, I normally hate yellow and orange on a red carpet, but there are totally exceptions and here’s one of them.

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Charlize Theron in Louis Vuitton. This is a lot of look but it sort of works. Her bad haircut looks better here too.

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Margot Robbie in Ralph Lauren. It feels like two or three good dresses were jammed into one kind of boring dress. The wide cumberbund-waist thing is bad.

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Zendaya in Peter Do Spring 2020. Pack it up, she’s the best dressed.

2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    As always Zendaya for the win. I actually like ScarJo’s dress. And I STILL love Charlize’s haircut.

    • Carol says:

      Yep. I love how Zendaya almost always knocks it out of the park at every event she attends. I like everyone’s look here except Charlize Theron. Her haircut is ok, but good God, that outfit looks like she got it at a mall from the 1980s.

  2. Elaine Stritch says:

    Why are skirts over pants making a comeback- whhhyyyyyyy

  3. Erinn says:

    I just get the vibe that Goop wants what Chrissy Teigen has with the internet. Like… she really wants to be that ‘cool girl’ who is a bit of a meme. Just seeing all the Gwyn comments that “comments by celebs” shares on instagram can give me a major cringey feeling.

    To be fair to her, she occasionally does manage to haul out something genuinely funny. But it just seems like it’s sort of going against the brand she’s taken SO much time and energy to create. I kind of wonder if it’s coming from a place where she wants to be seen as cool by her kids? Her daughter must be what, 14-16 ish by now?

    • A says:

      It doesn’t matter how cool you think you are, your kids will never think that of you, if you’re a parent. But Gwyneth strikes me as the sort of overly friendly, try-hard mom who desperately wants to seem like she’s “down” with the youths, if you know what I mean. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, personally, but only if you’re not insufferable Gwyneth Paltrow, who I think stands to be taken down a few notches by her children.

    • Claudia says:

      Apple is 15, Moses is 13. I always know because her children are born the same years as mine. Give it up, Gwyneth, no parent will ever be seen as cool by a teenager.

    • lh says:

      It sucks though! More than I would have thought! My teen daughter has a way of making me feel so NOT cool. I’m cringey to her when I’m just being myself. :sniff sniff:

      You do feel so marginalized and then you feel silly for feeling that way because intellectually you know you’re the adult yada yada yada!! … I HATE it and I wasn’t the ‘it-cool girl’ of Hollywood. I can only imagine.

      I’ve never been a fan of Gwyneth’s however, I think she wasn’t as cool as she projected when she was younger. I think she was playing a part and ‘trying’ way too hard then. I can say facades drop when you age and maybe she’s just growing into her skin a bit more. Who knows though… both versions can be tone deaf and insufferable.

  4. kerwood says:

    Self awareness is a wonderful thing.

  5. Mtec says:

    I need Zendaya’s stylist’s number like yesterday. She always kills it.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Her stylist is Law Roach. And he’s male. He also styles Tracee Ellis Ross, Mary J Blige – and Tom Holland. Among many others.

      • Mtec says:

        @Valiantly Varnished
        Ooh! Thank you! I’ll look him up! Also btw when I mentioned, “she kills it,” I was referencing Zendaya, not presuming the stylist‘s gender. But yeah he does a great job, ‘cause i crush on Tracee hard and her style is amazing.

  6. DaggerIsle says:

    My God what happened?

    They all look bad, even Zendaya who can make everything work.

    Issa Rae’s dress is pretty but the styling is way too kow-key for it.

    Worst is Charlize though- she looks like she wore that as a joke. And she let her kids draw cartoon eyebrows on her. Has she decided that after the blonde bombshell look she is now going for crazy…. something?

    • Tw says:

      Charlize’s eyebrows look like a lift, no?

    • Kosmos says:

      With Charlize, I’m getting Bowie-esque vibes. I think the frock looks a little young for her somehow, and I don’t like the leg part. Margo Robbie usually looks great, but not in this black dress ugh……she could have looked so standout. I NEVER like Scarlett’s looks, but the yellow dress is outstanding!!!

  7. Maria says:

    Here to say Scarlett Johansson is still absolute, pure trash.
    Gwyneth looks and seems delightful in comparison.

  8. tw says:

    ScarJo thinks she hotter than she is. She hasn’t looked good in about ten years since she cut her hair. Issa and Zendaya look great. Margot and Charlize need to fire their stylists.

    I follow Mindy Kaling on IG. She posts photos from her closet before events and her stylist nails it every time.

    • minx says:

      ScarJo does ooze vanity, and frankly I think she’s a butterface. Her body has gotten her the attention.

      • Kebbie says:

        Sometimes I think she’s stunningly beautiful and then other times she just looks blah. Definitely one of those people who reach another level with great makeup.

      • smcollins says:

        And she seems to have adopted the JLo open-mouth pose. When will that end?!

        I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Zendaya is such a stunningly gorgeous young woman. Wow!

    • stormsmama says:

      agree the Margot Robbies stylist HATES her
      Seriously she is such a gorgeous woman but she ALWAYS looks BAD
      How does that happen?!

  9. tealily says:

    I actually love that dress on ScarJo, though I hate the eye makeup (and please, close your mouth). I’d love a video of Gwynnie’s “speech.”

  10. margie says:

    Zendaya is amazing on so many levels. That is all.

  11. Eleonor says:

    And suddenly the idea that drunk Goop must be fun came to my mind…

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Scar’s makeup is Halloween-ready. And her open mouth…
    Char looks ridiculous. Gwen is truly falling on her publicist’s sword of self-deprecation. And failing. Zen is truly zen noir. Balanced perfection.

  13. DaisySharp says:

    What the heck is going on with Scarjo’s styling lately? She looks horrible. Just awful. Maybe her makeup artist decided to give her the face she deserves? I dunno.

    Zendaya, who would want to follow her on a red carpet? Or into any room? Scarlett certainly should not i can tell you that!

  14. Le4Frimaire says:

    Scar Jo looks like she has pink eye with that weird makeup, although she suffers from foot in mouth disease.

    • DaisySharp says:

      I’m actually expecting Scarjo to come out any moment and defend Renner. Maybe Marvel has her on lockdown after her recent stupid comments, until after Blackwidow is released. I know she’s dying to talk!

  15. Scorpio ♏️ Rants says:

    Z is almost perfection. That small white banding at the bottom of her pants screams pajama piping though🤷‍♀️

  16. A says:

    Scarlett looks horrible. She is one of those people that look really good in some pictures and so-so in others. Overrated as hell. I really want to know who was her agent/manager/publicist in her early days cause those people are miracle workers.

  17. lolalola3 says:

    Wow. Zendaya looks amazing. The tailoring on that suit is jaw dropping. Just gorgeous!

  18. Blerg says:

    What is going on with Charlize’s eyebrows?

    Do A-listers dress down to seem more egalitarian, or is it disdain for the lesser events?

    Who is styling ScarJo lately? Why the scary red eyes?

    So many questions, and I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee yet.

  19. Jess says:

    Zen days looks amazing. And I continue to really dislike G. I hate to admit it, however, but I’m reading She Said and it sounds like G did a lot to help w the original Harvey scoop which is making her a little more bearable.

  20. Jadedone says:

    Issa looks A-mazing……thay colour on her is perfection

  21. ChillyWilly says:

    Issa and Zendaya look so beautiful!

  22. Savannah says:

    That Tom Ford dress Scarlet is wearing is SO BEAUTIFUL. I want it!

  23. T says:

    I think ScarJo has been sporting bad make up at events recently to hide some funky face work. That’s my theory.

  24. Um says:

    Question: For events like these, do they know ahead of time what the background is going to be? Half of them look like floating heads because their dresses are blending into the background.

  25. Grey says:

    I hate when white people rib themselves for being white. I’m black, so I’m automatically “cooler”, less lame, and probably a great dancer or something? Especially white people who compla about whiteness while surrounding themselves with nothing but whiteness.

  26. Scorpio ♏️ Rants says:

    Also….no one drunk or sober should put down themselves or others using age, gender or race as the reason. Even said as a joke, this makes me kind of sad.

  27. DailyNightly says:

    En vino veritas.

  28. Lela says:

    God Gwyneth will tie herself up in knots to remind people that she’s just sooo cool and doesn’t care about anything. Like Jesus we get it, everything is beneath you.

  29. Granger says:

    She can’t even do self-deprecation right.