Reese Witherspoon Sees Fashion as an 'Art Form'

04/07/2011 at 04:00 PM ET

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Before walking down the aisle in her pretty pink wedding dress, Reese Witherspoon got glammed up for an ELLE UK photo shoot in Los Angeles. The actress sported some seriously sexy looks while posing at Hollywood’s hip Chateau Marmont, a spot she loved. “It felt pretty cool to hang out in the lobby,” she says in the clip above, “even though it was a little embarrassing having your picture taken in front of everybody!” While chatting with photographers, Witherspoon said her take on fashion has evolved over the years. “As I’ve gotten older, I understand it more as an art form,” she explained. “It’s really lovely to get to see beautiful clothes, and to get to know people who make beautiful clothes. It really is a form of expression.” However, she thinks sometimes there’s too much focus on fashion — particularly at awards shows. “I feel for these women. The guys get dressed and it’s no big deal, and they’re there because they’ve given a great performance,” she said during a separate interview. “For every woman it’s, ‘What is she wearing?’ And, ‘But did she wear that to the last awards show?’ And, ‘What will she wear to the next awards show?’ And none of it is about her performance or how hard she worked — and those are women who did extraordinary work. How hard we are on people who are just doing their best.” For more on Witherspoon, visit or pick up the latest issue, on newsstands now. —Kate Hogan

Reese Witherspoon ELLECourtesy ELLE UK


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MarshaIl on

I don’t think she has a lick of sex appeal. Too vanilla and goody two-shoes-ish. Nothing sexy about this woman.

Jon on

I liked The VIDEO! Also, Reese Whiterspoon looks great on The New Issue of ELLE UK Magazine and I like one of The PHOTOS from Rob Pattison’s Mag’s as well!

souschef on

I think she’s very pretty without being conventionally beautiful. A little unique and imperfect which I think makes her special in an industry of cookie cutter looks. There’s so much criticism and rejection in that industry it’s a wonder anyone can stay even remotely normal in their sensibilities.

Susan on

I think Reese is very pretty, smart & funny and I think it is great my teenage daughter has someone like that to look up to. Also kudos to Reese on speaking out about the press about what women wear at the award shows, it really is and should be about their performance not the current fashion trend.

Jeff on

The people who describe Reese as gorgeous just crack me up. She is far from gorgeous. I think she is awkward looking and has zero sex appeal. And 5’0” tall isn’t sexy at all. When is being a dwarf sexy?
Give it up, Reeks.

KC on

Geez people, ever heard of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all?”

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