Anne Hathaway Trades One Fashion Faux Pas For Another -- Which Do You Think Is Worse?

To avoid matching another star at the Oscars, the actress swapped her lookalike Valentino gown for her "Nipplegate" dress.

Anne Hathaway attempted to clear up the controversy surrounding her Oscar dress by issuing a public apology to Valentino, the designer she was supposed to wear on the red carpet at this year's Academy Awards.

Though the luxury fashion house (started by her good friend and wedding dress designer) released a statement hours before the Oscars confirming they would be dressing Hathaway for the red carpet, the starlet surprised more than just the peeps at Valentino when she showed up in a pink Prada dress with ill-fitting darts that created such a buzz that it earned the nickname "Nipplegate."

In a statement to People magazine, the starlet -- who ended up on more than a few worst-dressed lists for her pink dress' ill-fitting darts -- apologized for "any disappointment" her last-minute dress change caused, explaining that she ditched the Valentino dress she had planned to wear in order to avoid the ultimate red carpet fashion faux pas -- aka "Copygate."

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"It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans," Hathaway said in the statement.

According to Fashionista, the Valentino dress Hathaway had planned to wear turned out to be too similar to the Alexander McQueen gown her Les Miserables co-star Amanda Seyfried wore.

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Meanwhile, Glamour reports that the lookalike Oscar dress may have belonged to Jennifer Aniston, who wore a strapless red Valentino dress to the Oscars.

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Though neither Seyfried, Aniston, or Hathaway's camps have confirmed the Valentino dress or fellow red carpet starlet in question, Valentino has gotten flack for dressing Sally Field and Hilary Swank (who only attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party) in similar red gowns with long trains.

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So now you tell us which red carpet fashion faux pas is worse: Matching dresses with your co-star, aka "Copygate" -- or Anne's Oscars dress' ill-fitting darts, aka "Nipplegate"? Weigh in by taking our poll.

Anne Hathaway Oscar Dress DebateWhich red carpet fashion faux pas is worse: Copygate or Nipplegate?

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  • Joel David
    Joel David

    Anne Hathaway's Valentino dress was way more elegant and better suited for someone who was the favorite to win, and eventual winner), of the Best Actress award.