Tabatha's Takeover: Anne Hathaway Makes a Fashion Faux Pas

12/09/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Anne Hathaway
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We all know Tabatha Coffey, Bravo’s sharp-tongued Aussie style pro, from her stint on Shear Genius and her latest hit, Tabatha Takes Over. And now, she’s bringing her talents online, joining us at PEOPLE StyleWatch once weekly to dish on some of the best — and worst — celebrity looks of the week. Keep in mind the opinions below belong solely to the stylist … though she’s probably saying what lots of you are thinking, anyway!

Today, she takes on Anne Hathaway, who tried something a bit out of the box for a Les Misérables screening in New York City: 

Dear Anne,

Hello there. I just want to take a moment and congratulate you on the release of your new film, Les Misérables. I am looking forward to seeing it.

The reason for my correspondence is I want to discuss with you your recent red carpet attire. In the past I have loved just about everything you’ve worn, but up until now I’m just not sure where your stylist is taking you. For instance, the frock you wore at your recent premiere just really missed the mark for me. It looked as if someone took a piping bag filled with buttercream frosting and made you stand still as they frosted your dress onto you. Not your best look I must say.

And then we have this dress that looks a bit like curtains from Liberace’s estate. To be honest, it is as if this dress is wearing you. The trim around the arms is confusing me. I don’t think the public has seen trim on a dress like this since Gone with the Wind. I will say that the belt was a nice attempt to make these drapes look more flattering, and the only thing this dress has going for it is the delicate neckline.

As for your hair and makeup, I love, love, love it as always.

Please know that I still have faith in your future looks because I have seen you appear stunning and striking in the past. Hoping your next red carpet appearance showcases your striking features and fabulous frame. I’m positive it will!

Tell us: Was Tabatha’s critique too harsh, or do you agree? Tell us in the comments!

–Tabatha Coffey


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Laura on

Wow- you thought X-tina looked good but Anne missed the mark? Whoa!

ourladyofperpetualdishwashing on

I disagree. I love the dress and the overall styling. Very bohemian, daring, and it stands out. It looks fantastic on her, brings out her essence: carefree, spirited, but also dramatic, artistic, classy. I revere Tabatha but I think her sensibility is a bit too conservative at times. This look should be applauded– well done, whomever AH’s stylist is.

Victoria on

I think with such a masculine hairdo she needs some feminine detailing in her dress. I quite like the dress. I disagree with Tabatha this time.


as a fellow hairstylist, i must agree with tabitha, i dont even care for the neckline, yes gorgeous hair & makeup, anne is all around a beautiful women & should b dressed in something more flattering to her perfect figure & also keep the event into consideration.

Peter Sonnberg on

Im wondering if critics realize that under the garments there is a person. Why must everything be so hateful. I was raised to filter my comments. If you don’t like the dress hair shoes, don’t comment at all. Why must we continue to hurt each other?

Roze on

I agree that it’s quite bohemian and lovely. Just goes to show… if it’s not some classic chiffon gown that hugs ALL one’s curves, someone’s gotta knock it.

Heck, maybe Anne chose this herself. A stylist is an assistant when it comes to this sort of stuff, not the ultimate deciding force.

BoFan on

I think Anne is stunning. She looks happy, at peace, and not over the top like most actresses. Kudos Anne! Tabitha, keep your mean spirited opinions to yourself.

Fashionista on

I love it, except the little balls hanging off the sleeves.

Brooke on

I think Anne looks stunning and chic in that gown.

What a waste of article space!

LF on

Go away, Tabatha. You are a no-namer, and this is a pathetic effort to change that. Yes, your attempt is that transparent. I really couldn’t care less what you think of Anne Hathaway, or any other celebrity for that matter. Your “1x article of fame” is over. Again, go away.

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