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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P Tabbernor on

Love Anne’s dress a lot..but Mischa’s I just don’t like..maybe without the leggings it’d be better

Mel on

Mischa looks like a goth cupcake. And not a very tasty one at that.

Anne looks magnificent. But why bother with the train? Every red carpet, someone wears a train, and it gets stepped on. Learn, people!

Andrea on

The only word that comes to mind is .. horrific. When will the leggins trend die..? It’s just tacky.

Alina on

Anne looks gorgeous in that dress and mischa looked like she just stepped out of a garbage trunk!!! Plus I loved Anne in The devil wears prada!!!

Sarah on

Mischa really needs to learn to dress. Her style is horrific to say the least!

Sarah on

The fashion police REALLY need to come and pick up Mischa, because she just keeps committing fashion felonies!

Peach on

I have to disagree with Rachel Zoe- Mischa’s dress is hideous, especially with the leggings and stripper shoes. I like Anne’s dress a LOT- not sure about short sleeves + backless but I’d have to see the front view to really comment on that :)

Andrea on

Sorry for the multiple posts. My computer went haywire. For some reason it wasn’t showing my posts. Anyway…. yeah.. Mischa, hire a stylist or whatever you call them. Someone needs to send you back to the basics of how to put an outfit together. I put better outfits together in elementary school.

MarénfromGermany on

Mischa Barton could look so much better. Her dress looks horrible. Sorry. Dresses like Ann´s would suit her better. Grüße!

Christine on

I personally must agree with Nora above on one thing, and that is that Mischa Barton does look healthy for once rather than rail thin! However when it comes down to who looks better Anne definitely takes the cake. Anne’s dress looks absoulutely GORGEOUS! I simply love the back!

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