Actress Sigourney Weaver of the TV miniseries "Political Animals" arrives at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Adrees Latif )
Sigourney Weaver apparently wore her dress backwards to the 2013 SAG Awards last Sunday. Her black satin Lanvin gown had received mostly negative from the start for its odd, unflattering fit, and now we know why.
"Weaver's dress appears to have been worn back to front, meaning the flattering v-neck would've been hidden from view while the high back of the dress cut unflatteringly across Weaver's collarbone. (Alternatively, she might have been wearing [a] slightly similar Lanvin dress in black," mused the Huffington Post's Ellie Krupnick.
The Lanvin gown she wore is listed on FarFetch.com for $3,431.16. The site describes the dress as a "navy blue full length sleeveless dress...featuring a crossed V neck, a fitted waistline, a split flared front with an irregular hemline and exposed ruffle seams and trims throughout."
Was the backwards dress a mistake, or was Weaver making a deliberate fashion statement? Styleite's Jade Wong speculates that Weaver might have asked designer Alber Elbaz to customize the gown, perhaps because she worried the original plunging neckline was too revealing.
But either way, said Huffington Post, "the dress choice was not a good idea. Sorry, Sig."
Maybe Weaver is just continuing the SAG Award tradition started by Angelina Jolie, who wore her blue Max Azria dress backwards to the awards ceremony in 2009. "At the time," says the Daily Mail, "Ms. Jolie's stylist, Jen Rade, explained that she purposefully turned around the dress to make it 'more blouson.""
Amanda Seyfriend also once wore Bodyamr dress backwards "to showcase the dress' exposed gold zipper," says Styleite.