Celebrity lifestyle entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow blew through Los Angeles last week, appearing at a handful of events and signings for her new cookbook, “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look and Feel Good” and the launch of her trainer/business partner Tracy Anderson’s Flagship Studio in Brentwood.
She wore spring looks by Isabel Marant, Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney during her whirlwind trip. But the real star of the show wasn’t a designer frock, it was Anderson's handiwork -- Paltrow's incredibly toned and tanned legs. Her sculpted legs were front and center in every outfit, including the pair of black Lycra hot pants Paltrow wore with a white Stella McCartney blazer to a book signing Friday night at Williams-Sonoma in Beverly Hills.
The "Iron Man 3" actress looked great, no one is debating that. But Paltrow is 40 years old, and while her physique is unquestionably perfect, thanks to a strict regime that even has hubbie Chris Martin and their kids cutting out carbs, her wardrobe choices raise the question: Is there such a thing as age-appropriate dressing anymore? Or is Paltrow’s diet and fitness plan turning that notion on its head?
We all know that 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30, but to those out there who are 40 and up, I have to ask: Would you wear Lycra hot pants anywhere, except maybe Anderson's gym? How about a miniskirt so short, you can’t bend over to pick up your children without giving them a peep show?