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Why Anne Hathaway wore Prada, not Valentino, to the Oscars

FASHION NEWS

February 27, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Actress Anne Hathaway wears a Prada gown as she holds her trophy for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Les Miserables" after Sunday's Academy Awards.
Actress Anne Hathaway wears a Prada gown as she holds her trophy for Best… (Kevork Djansezian / Getty…)

Anne Hathaway surprised the fashion world by wearing Prada -- not Valentino -- to the Academy Awards on Sunday. It was a surprise because the actress is personally close to Valentino Garavani, who even designed her wedding gown. What happened? Hathaway's representative has now released a statement explaining that she had planned to wear a Valentino creation to the Oscars, but at the last minute -- well, Saturday night -- discovered it was very similar to a gown someone else planned to wear. So she decided to go with the column gown by Prada. [WWD]

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