Courtney Love's Fashion Faux Pas

02/28/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

When we read in Women’s Wear Daily that Courtney Love had worn a copy of a Chanel Couture dress to Paris Hilton‘s recent birthday party last week, we couldn’t believe our eyes. The industry newspaper reported that the real, one-of-kind, miniscule dress was in Paris, and that Courtney’s — right down to the bogus fingerless gloves — was a complete fashion fake. Would Courtney purposely risk drawing the ire of Lagerfeld? According to her publicist, Alan Nierob, the answer is no. He tells us that Courtney was sent a bunch of dresses from various sources to wear during Oscar weekend. Unbeknownst to her, someone had included the imitation frock amongst the options. She saw the classy mini (sans label) and decided to wear it. The identity of the copycat dress lender is unknown but according to Nierob, Courtney is sorry that Karl is upset and says she would not have worn the dress had she known that it was a knock-off.

Photo: NEILL J. SCHUTZER/RAMEY; Yannis Vlamos/Visual Press/JPI

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Nighthag on

Poor thing. She just doesn’t get it.

RealBlondsRule on

What is this anyway — some school marm’s take on the ol’ french maid costume ? It’s an idiotic dress anyway. I have a soft spot for Courtney, and this is one time when she’d have made a better choice by letting her boobs hang out of something else, about anything else !

Dawn on


j on

isn’t SHE a faux pas???

Ashley on

You guys are too much :o)

Stephanie L Apodaca on

Poor Courtney she doesn’t have a clue does she????

christabelle on

Is is just me or is that one of the ugliest dresses you have ever seen? Also, though I used to adore CL (this was in the early 90s) I now think she looks like Barbara Walters. Girl needs to let up on the surgery.

Jenn on

I’m not entirely sure why anyone would *want* to wear that dress…

C on

That’s Courtney Love? She’s starting to look like Joan Rivers! The dress is hideous, both the designer and the knockoff versions.

Allison on

My “favorite part of the outfit is the gloves. They make such a statement. The dress is VERY ugly.
I diodn’t recgonize her when I first saw the picture. I thought that she was a victim of botched plastic surgery….

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