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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Courtney on

Uhhh…So what is the deal with this Rachel Zoe woman? She is super stylist – but to whom THAT DRESSES NICELY?? Can someone clarify her role in fashion?

nita on

what’s wrong with u mischa??

Nia on

Mischa`s stiletto looks nice but i love Anne`s gown

Savana on

Anne look so elegant and very very nice ,she face make up and she hair are perfect.and color of dress with color of she hair and skin make one great combitation.
Mischa have very bad test this time..mnaybe is good she look Anne for learn haha..

Beth on

I think Anne Hathaway looks beautiful and classic. And I must say this is the first of Mischa’s outfit’s that I like. It’s hard to pull that outfit off, but it looks great… kind of like a prom queen from 1986, but those shoes are hot and her hair looks healthy. No complaints on either dress. I can see why Anne wants to dress in an elegant dress, it’s beautiful, but I can also see that Mischa is young, and the event was for a stylist, so it was appropraite to try a new style!

Hoddle on

i think since leaving the o.c mischa is trying to find a new groove or something like she’s lost. since leaving behind marissa i reckon she just wants a totally new perhaps more grown up image. sorry but so far, no success…i feel like im stuck in the 80’s everytime i look at it…anne looks fantastically classy. love it. hang in there mischa, you’ll find your rhythym soon enough.

danielle on

i really like anne gown but not mischa’s

Elle on

I think this pic of Mischa is just an unlucky one. I’ve seen her in this outfit in some other pix. Looks OK!

heidi on

anne hathaway looks amazing but mischa is always really brave when it comes to fashion and although she looks like shes wearing a bin bag the annoying part is she still looks beautiful…. so i say congrats to both of them.

Kaila on

Anne looks beautiful. She has made some wise classic moves as of late on the red carpet. Mischa is always one to take risks, and I think she would have pulled the dress off better if she didn’t wear the leggings stocking tights and those shoes. I have seen Mischa’s latest commericals with her advertising “BeBe” dresses, and those dresses were gorgeous looking. I wonder why Mischa isn’t wearing any of those dresses? One thing I don’t really care for about the “BeBe” dresses are the awful big bows they display on the dresses. Some of them are okay, but some of them are just out landish.

Note: There is nothing wrong with leggings. I have leggings and they don’t look like that, those are more of legging tights, they are see through. Real leggings, you can’t see through them, believe me, I own a few pairs of them. There isn’t nothing wrong with wearing them and many have been wearing them, just not in the 80’s. Go catalog shopping sometime and you’ll see them in their, jeez. You’ll also see them on the racks of super chic clothing stores, a lot of vintage stores also.

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