Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her abs at a fashion-awards show: cute or basic?

Here are some photos from the Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards. At first, I was like “why is Gwyneth Paltrow attending this clearly C-list event?” But Elle Fanning and Brie Larson were also there, so it wasn’t exclusively C-list. This was, I believe, Gwyneth’s first red carpet since her successful ski trial in Utah, where she was being sued for allegedly crashing into a retired optometrist, only everyone believed that the dude crashed into her and so he didn’t win. Anyway, Gwyneth got her abs out for this event. In many ways, it was a classic Goop appearance – abs out and an expression of “ugh, these peasants.” But then again, she didn’t do a center part, nor did her hair look like straw, so maybe she is changing it up a bit.

Brie Larson posed with the Mulleavy sisters, so I assume she was wearing Rodarte. It was a bad dress – like, really cheap-looking – but my guess is that she just made the appearance to help out her friends.

I loved Elle Fanning’s elegant ensemble of a black skirt and a white blouse with French cuffs. The only problem I have with her look is that the makeup is slightly off – maybe she was too warm, but she looked flush and too pink.

Photos courtesy of Cover Images, Backgrid.

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  1. Jais says:

    Idk, Gwynn just looks kind of dull and boring. Is it the color, the flow, idk but it’s just eh. Like even the abs are boring.

    • Tacky says:

      The proportions between the top and the pants look off to me. The color is not working for her.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, the color is too close to her skin color, it just washes her out.

      • ML says:

        For me Goop’s main issue is the color of her outfit. Not sure if her hair is helping, but if the color were brighter (salmon? ecru? orange? black?) i think she could pull this off better. Here her rbf + blah beige makes this a miss.
        Elle Fanning is wearing something beautifully chic, and I feel like she also chose the wrong color for her top. She’s blue-pink toned and this would be better in a brighter white. I think that’s what’s leading to comments on her makeup. Otherwise great outfit!

    • Vivica says:

      It would have been better had it been a blush pink and the “ab” section was the mesh like the top.

  2. Boring in beige.

  3. Scout says:

    Gwyneth promotes unhealthy eating and an unattainable lifestyle. That affects my opinion of everything involving her.

    • Eleonor says:

      Came to say the same thing.

    • Fallingleaves says:

      Gwyneth doesn’t look healthy at all. Yikes.

    • AmyB says:

      I feel the same way.

      After that clip of Gwenyth discussing her eating habits when viral (pretty sure Celebitchy covered it here) – where she doesn’t eat in the morning, has bone broth for lunch, works out, and has a sauna and has “vegetables” for dinner, it’s obvious she has disordered eating. She looks drawn, and not particularly healthy IMO. The all-beige color isn’t doing her any favors either.

  4. HeyKay says:

    Scout, Well Said. 100% correct.

  5. lucy2 says:

    Gwenyth’s look is ok. Nothing exciting. I like Elle’s though, even thought it’s simply she looks stylish.

  6. Emmi says:

    We all know what she does to maintain that body. I’m not interested and I don’t know what’s aspirational about being hungry. I just don’t like her, for so many reasons.

    • BeanieBean says:

      She’s not nearly as talented nor as pretty as her mother, which I think has caused her some issues that she’s still grappling with.

  7. CJT says:

    She looks like a nebbish, shapeless “I Dream Of Jeannie”. The color washes her out and the outfit does nothing for her figure. It’s giving major meh vibes.

  8. Olivia says:

    Lol, she’s exposing her underfed midriff hoping people won’t notice her new face (eyelid surgery, buccal fat removal, brow lift). But please, do go on about how cleanses and bone broth keep you young and healthy.

    • Lexistential says:

      Whoa, good eyes. I was wondering why her face seemed less square and couldn’t place it.

  9. Blueberry says:

    Abs or ribs?

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Gwyneth sells lies.
    Beige, boring, washed out.
    Yeah, nah. I’m saying it. BASIC.

  11. Mimi says:

    She looks exactly like her mother so it is very disconcerting to see Blythe with her abs showing.

    • Ameerah M says:

      I thought the EXACT same thing with these pics. She looks more and more like Blythe the older she gets.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh no no no! Blythe Danner is beautiful, Gwennie not even close.

  12. Josephine says:

    Is Brie Larson missing ribs and/or organs?? That picture of her is either an optical illusion or really frightening. She looks like she has a 20″ waist. She kinda looks skeletal.

    • Mousey says:

      Thank you! I am shocked by how Brie looks in these photos.
      She always came across as healthy and fit looking to me but in these photos she gives Goop a run for her money. I’m hoping it’s the dress

  13. Torttu says:

    It looks like she took the curtains from a Holiday Inn to make that outfit. Just looking at a bare midriff makes me feel uncomfortable and like I need a blanket.
    They all are dressed in “costumes.”

    • Concern Fae says:

      I normally love Rodarte, but I my first thought was I’ve seen nicer stuff in the sleazy lingerie store at the mall. Not Victoria’s Secret, this is a very downmarket mall.

  14. Missy says:

    Omg if I were in Elle’s outfit I would 100% accidentally have makeup all over the blouse, too warm or no I absolutely love her look with the outfit and red nails/lips

  15. Beverley says:

    Basic. Boring. Beige.

  16. Mei says:

    Elle easily looks the best, I love that top with the extra long necktie.

    Brie’s outfit is awful, good lord. Goop looks.. very Goop. Much preferred her courtroom outfits lol. Although it’s cool to see someone more middle aged showing off their abs (aside from JLo’s abs of dreams), I’ll give her that.

  17. hangonamin says:

    what great fitting cosplay outfit for filthy rich, vanilla, socialite

  18. D says:

    I’m her exact age and while I would love to have a taught tummy like hers, I know what goes into that, especially at our age with all the crazy hormones. I don’t envy her life and certainly not the pressure she must feel to maintain that thin even if it means starving herself. It’s so odd because she always wore clothes so well and I have noticed that the last 5 years or so she just doesn’t find the right fit in clothes. The pants aren’t sitting correctly so it looks like she is wearing work slacks and threw on a going out top that kind of matched. Also, she needs brighter colors because her hair, skin and clothes all blend together.

  19. Steph says:

    That question is posed as if GP can look anything other than basic.

  20. Steph says:

    The question is posed as if GP can look anything other than basic.

  21. LeaTheFrench says:

    Woman with blond hair and pale complexion here: beige is not your friend. It washes you out completely. If you’re really intent on wearing beige you need something bringing colour close to your face (e.g. a scarf). Then you can pull off a beige (or nude) top.

  22. Janice Hill says:

    Cute or basic? Answer: Pale.

  23. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Beige? Really? Gah. Elle looks good.

  24. Roan Inish says:

    It looks like Elle’s outfit is pants but either way her clothes look great. All of these women have super shiny faces. I wonder if it was a hot day and the air conditioning wasn’t working or the lights were just too bright. A little powder might have helped.

  25. AM says:

    Ribby and blocky isn’t a great look. As a big rib cage girl myself, I would never. Wish celebs would realize some trends aren’t worth following.

    Elle looks good. Hope that dangling strap doesn’t get caught in something. Clothes that can choke you out is a no Bueno for me.

    All that money & no cents. 😀

  26. Dillesca says:

    While I don’t love the unnecessarily-bared midriff, I would differ from some other commenters– I think the color on Gwyneth is actually pretty– maybe the makeup is doing a lot of heavy lifting, but the color of the top reflects the light onto her face, and she looks very pretty (and a lot like her mother)

  27. ama1977 says:

    IMO she’s justifying her starvation “diet” with this outfit and doesn’t even look good. The fit of the pants is terrible and I will NEVER get on board with the “hemmed to cover your shoes” look. It just looks sloppy and bad. This is worse than the brown gown she wore a while back with no undies and the necklace tucked underneath. At least that was a color! Something nice, her hair and makeup look better than they usually do.

    I cannot figure Brie Larson out. That dress is hideous, although if the red sequin panels were replaced with more of the black fabric, it wouldn’t be so bad. Then it would look like department store lingerie instead of Frederick’s of Hollywood (still not the look, though, lol). If she’s wearing it because she’s friends with the designers, she’s a good friend.

    Elle Fanning is adorable and looks good, but I think the blouse is pale yellow, no? She is a touch rosy, but the red lip and nails are so good. A little less blush and a little less shine and she’d be just about perfect, but her lovely smile elevates all of her looks IMO.

  28. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I like Dakota’s best and, of course, they’re all expensive well-made clothes. I don’t mind anyone showing their abs, but I feel like the color is a way to do that within certain boundaries. I would love to see something bolder with the outfit and to each their own. I hope all had fun.

  29. Wtf says:

    It’s giving matronly thot…

  30. Grandma Susan says:

    Gwyneth looks like she’s all ready for bed. Nice comfy ‘jammas….

  31. Bread and Circuses says:

    I do not like Gwyneth “quack shill” Paltrow, but she looks beautiful here.

    As do the rest of the ladies! They’re all a little shiny, though, so either metallic powders are coming back into style, or it was a hot room.

  32. Typical Virgo says:

    I am finding Gwyneth increasingly unpleasant looking, and due to what appears to be overuse of botox or a bad face lift or something.