Angelina Jolie turned heads at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last Sunday, and it wasn’t just because she was her usual stunning self. It turns out Angie was wearing her Max Azria gown — a cornflower blue creation — backward!
Did a spurned stylist tell her to wear it the wrong way round? Or was the “Changeling” star too busy caring for her newborn twins that she didn’t realize her mistake?
(left to right) The front of Angelina’s Max Azria dress (Jason Merritt/Getty Images), the back (Steve Granitz/WireImage.com), and a model from Azria’s Spring 2009 collection (Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Neither, according to Jen Rade, who styles the starlet. Rade told Usmagazine.com that Jolie reversed the gown on purpose to make it “more blouson.” For those of you who do not parle Francais, “blouson” is the French word for blouse. The end result was a bit too bland for my taste, and rather reminiscent of another Max Azria dress she wore to the Critic’s Choice Awards just a few weeks earlier. Had she worn her gown the right way round, Angelina would have shown more skin but less of her distracting tattoos!
For some reason, the sexy actress has favored billowy blouson gowns with cinched waists this awards season. I just hope she takes a break from the trend come Oscars next month. She may be a mother of six, but she doesn’t need to look matronly.
To hear more about Angelina’s fashion choice, watch this report from E! News Daily. And to see more of Angelina’s red carpet looks, check out Yahoo! Movies’ Fashion Report Card, and click here for complete coverage of the 66th Annual Academy Awards.