I thought Reese Witherspoon looked stunning at the Golden Globes. She was telling everyone she was wearing "Vintage Chanel" and I thought to myself, "Oh how classy!" Turns out poor Reese was bamboozled. The dress was worn by years earlier by waifish/boobless Kirsten Dunst at the 2003 Golden Globes! (Read Defamer's take on it.) The word is that Reese knew that one other person had worn that dress before. She just probably thought it was Audrey Hepburn or Sandra Dee.
Coco Chanel must be having some stiff martinis and chain smoking up in the bar in heaven right now. I mean what kind of filing system do they have at Chanel? Is it little mice on wheels? Hey Chanel, there's something called a computer. It's called technology, you know the "digital revolution"? I mean, didn't Karl showcase a big iChanel computer (aka Chanel branded iMac) down the runway for Spring? Also what kind of person works in fashion and doesn't know the details of the collections? Maybe its just me who can pinpoint the year for a particular Marc Jacobs dress and hell I don't even work for Marc Jacobs! It has to be a young clueless intern who had only been working there less than a year or someone who didn't like the sequel "Legally Blonde 2". It seems kinda crazy that this person had no idea the dress was from a collection only a few years back. Next, its crazy to me this person did not know who previously wore the dress because again, it was ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO. Here's a tip, if your technologically challenged, safety pin a piece of paper to the dress in big writing with: 1) when the dress was made and 2) who wore it and when.
What is annoying is the press coverage turns to cover Reese's reaction in all this. What is she supposed to say or do when she was basically conned? No woman ever wants to be seen in the same dress as someone else, celebrity or not. I say, Chanel needs to own up! This is a major fashion house of the world and their reputation is at stake. Of course Chanel's PR team is deeply apologizing for the mix up, which they should be. But saying "sorry" is just too darn easy. Chanel needs to show us, the fashion public, they are sorry. Hey, they should send Reese their whole entire new Fall 2006 collection and let her sit in the front row of the Paris fashion show as an apology. I think that would be sufficient.
Anyway, Reese has nothing to worry about. (Photo from rediff.com) The dress looked way more flattering on her than on Kirsten (who's got some bad posture issues). Reese looks like a million bucks and she won the Golden Globe!