Angelina Jolie opens up about iconic leg-baring Oscars dress

Angelina Jolie has opened up for the first time about the iconic leg-baring dress she wore to the Oscars in 2012.The actress wore the racy black Atelier Versace gown with thigh-high split to the 84th Academy Awards, and became a social media sensation …

Angelina Jolie has opened up for the first time about the iconic leg-baring dress she wore to the Oscars in 2012.

The actress wore the racy black Atelier Versace gown with thigh-high split to the 84th Academy Awards, and became a social media sensation and spawned the @AngiesRightLeg Twitter account when she powerfully posed with her right leg prominently on display.

Five years later, she’s finally revealed that she simply felt comfortable and confident in the dress while walking the red carpet with her then-husband Brad Pitt.

Angelina told Extra that there was another dress she was due to wear, but it was more “complicated”.

“There’s a whole longer story behind that. I had a more complicated dress and I wore the more comfortable dress, which was that one, and I think I was just so comfortable that… I think when you feel comfortable, when you feel yourself,” the 44-year-old explained. “You embrace it. And sometimes, maybe it appears to be a thing, I don’t know.”

She went on to add that she simply dressed for the theme of the red carpet, which also featured Gwyneth Paltrow’s white caped Tom Ford dress, Emma Stone’s flame-red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture high-necked creation, and Cameron Diaz’s strapless nude Gucci gown.

“You never know if it’s going to be pink in theme, because it could be,” Angelina continued, before revealing that her custom-made Versace dress actually had more secret slits in it.

“I have some panels that are see-through, so we have a secret slit, actually,” she shared.

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Black Panther fashion presentation added to NYFW schedule

A Black Panther-inspired presentation is heading to New York Fashion Week.The new Marvel film, which features a predominately African-American cast, hits cinemas from 13 February (18), with the fashion show taking place the day before.Designers, includ…

A Black Panther-inspired presentation is heading to New York Fashion Week.

The new Marvel film, which features a predominately African-American cast, hits cinemas from 13 February (18), with the fashion show taking place the day before.

Designers, including Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, Ikire Jones, and Sophie Theallet, have created one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting different characters and themes from the movie, according to WWD.

Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda is taking place at 775 Washington Street with some of the movie’s stars expected to attend the event.

“I was honoured, and I saw the film with my partner,” Jones smiled. “It’s an attempt to help uplift the voices of people who have been marginalised historically and in the present day, both in the U.S. and globally, and Ikire Jones specifically does that by using fashion as a vehicle to address these issues. It’s beautiful aesthetics, but it’s a subversive way to talk about the refugee crises, globalization, ethical waste, ethical labour, and labour practices.

“Working with people like Marvel is literally a big deal, which is fun, and for me, given my background, the extra layer of it of being an exciting thing to have a cultural representation that’s not generally seen on this scale is doubly exciting. It’s just a really fun film and I think it’s going to do really, really well.”

Following the event, the looks will be auctioned off via Charitybuzz.com in support of Save the Children.

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o wowed at the film’s recent Los Angeles premiere, in a violet Atelier Versace gown. The dress featured a gold detailed bodice, with her stylist Micaela Erlanger telling The Hollywood Reporter: “There’s definitely a nod to her warrior character Nakia here, without being costumey. It’s a really glamorous take on our vision and it’s very fierce, certainly.”

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Georgina Chapman cancels Marchesa New York Fashion Week show

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman and bosses at Marchesa have cancelled the label’s upcoming New York Fashion Week show amid her split from disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.A representative for the high-end brand announced on Tuesday (30Jan18) …

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman and bosses at Marchesa have cancelled the label’s upcoming New York Fashion Week show amid her split from disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

A representative for the high-end brand announced on Tuesday (30Jan18) that plans for the company’s runway show have been scrapped.

“Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall 18 collection in an updated format this season,” a spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight.

The new collection will debut online instead, in place of the axed live presentation that was originally scheduled for 14 February.

Chapman, 41, and Weinstein, 65, married in 2007 and have two children together, seven-year-old daughter India and four-year-old son Dashiell.

The former couple reached a divorce settlement after their separation late last year, when he was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, and a source has alleged that he will pay out an estimated $15 to 20 million (£10-14 million) to Chapman per their divorce agreement, but have not yet filed in court despite reaching a settlement.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered,” the designer said in a statement to People after the allegations broke.

Since news of Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault went public in September, Marchesa has held a bridal collection presentation and released a pre-fall 2018 line lookbook.

As well as the misconduct allegations, a string of women, including Jessica Chastain, have accused the movie mogul of pressuring them to wear Marchesa gowns on the red carpet. Chastain recalled a time in 2013 when he told her to wear a dress from his wife’s label to the premiere of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which was distributed by the producer’s former firm The Weinstein Company, but she refused and opted to wear an Atelier Versace outfit instead.

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