What To Do When Mischa Barton Steps On Your Dress

10/27/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

It’s not easy to walk down the red carpet with a long train on your dress, as Anne Hathaway learned when she donned this flowing Zac Posen gown to the Fashion Group’s Night of Stars event last night. “The biggest problem,” Hathaway told PEOPLE, “is not the train itself, but other people stepping on it.” And guess what? A moment later, Mischa Barton placed her stiletto heel on the back of Hathaway’s dress, didn’t notice and wasn’t moving. Hathaway turned politely and asked, “Sorry, Mischa, can I have my dress back?” Mischa lifted her foot and the two said hello. As for Barton’s dress, though not everyone loved her puffy, one-shouldered Bebe number, stylist Rachel Zoe, who was being honored that night, said it was “fabulous and edgy and gorgeous.” — Jeffrey Slomin

What do you think? Do you prefer Anne Hathaway’s classic gown, or Mischa Barton’s edgy dress?

To see more Red Carpet coverage on Off the Rack, click here.

Photo: Humberto Carreno/startraks; Jackson Lee/Splash New

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j on

love anne’s, hate mishcha’s. classy vs. trashy. atleast mischa’s consistent!!

rayray on

Hathaway looks like a princess. Barton looks like a dumpster.

Sofi on

Ann is so pretty and elegant in that dress. I love Misha, but her new outfits drive me crazy! Fire your stylist Misha please!!!!!!!!

Jamie on

Anne Hathaway is ready for a ball.

Mischa Barton is ready for the world’s best trailer trash pageant.

Erica on

Hathaway always looks like a freakin goddess! She is so young too, but dresses like a hollywood star should dress. And who dosn’t love a train?? It’s like your wedding day, everyday!!

Oh Mischa, can someone teach ya how to dress? Stylist Rachel Zoe is wrong. Did she find this thing in the 80’s prom dresses from hell bin? When will this 80’s thing die already? All she needs is some mall bangs and she’s set. If I wore this outfit I would be laughed at!!

Norah on

This is the most beautiful I have ever seen Anne look; the open back on the dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! Mischa looks healthy, beautiful and NOT TIRED for once!! Most people probably think the dress is trashy, I like it, she looks really cute, and her bangs look great!

Tiffanie on

I think Mischa look beautiful!!

Wendy O on

I actually like Mischa’s dress for a change, but the footless tights have to go. Its so not cute.

Ashley on

I’m sorry but since Mishcha has left the OC her wardrobe has went from Fab to Flub. What is with her with all of these over the top,crazy print and swallowing material? Girl, go get a new Stylist!!

Kate on

Anne is sooo beautiful. I love how she’s just this beautiful hollywood star who does movies, is endearing in interviews and shows up to events looking stunning. No feuds, dui’s or anything. Class act all the way!
Mischa looks cute too, just a huge style contrast to Anne here, but cute.

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