Heidi Klum On Her Oscars Dress: 'I Did Actually Make it Very Modest'

03/18/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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When Heidi Klum arrived at Elton’s John’s Oscars party in that eye-popping plunging gold gown we thought that maybe her, um, assets accidentally busted open a seam (or five) on the way to the bash.

Well, it turns out that the Project Runway host, 39, actually had the Julien Macdonald dress altered to be less revealing. Yes, you read that right.

“You should have seen it before!” she told PEOPLE at a launch party for her spring New Balance pieces. “I did actually make it very modest; it was all the way down to my belly button.”

Blame it on the supermodel’s killer cleavage, which she’s understandably proud of.

“To me it wasn’t even that risky,” Klum added. “Those are my boobs, you know? If they were like all the way down to my knees I would be like, ‘Okay, maybe that’s the wrong dress,’ but I felt like, Why not?”
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And while she acknowledges that her red carpet taste falls on the daring end of the style spectrum (“My publicist would probably rather I wear more conservative, safer clothes,” she quipped), she enjoys pushing the envelope.

“I like to have fun. I take chances and I do what I want,” she explained. “Maybe not everyone gets it; maybe some people say it doesn’t look good on me. [But if] I feel great in it, I wear it.”

Tell us: What do you think of Klum’s style?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Raha Lewis

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jen on

Ummm….IMO….they WERE hanging all the way down to her knees. A little lift should be in her budget.

KeCoLa on

I love Heidi! Her style is so bold and she always looks amazing!

TinTexas on

The dress did NOT flatter her at all ! Not at all . . .

nice on

I used to really like her, now I see her as cheap and lacking class.

Cynthia on

That dress was rubbish. I don’t know why people think Heidi Klum is a trendsetter simply because she was victoria secret model. Most of her red carpet appearances have been disastrous to put it mildly.

Lacey on

Umm…that dress was not the business…get some Windex people!

carlosavs7 on

Reblogged this on carlosavs7.

jan on

hated it…was not flattering at all on her….I would expect her to be more modest since she is a mom….what are her kdis to think….very cheap

jan on

hated the dress….very cheap looking and was not flattering at all on her….would think she would be more modest simply because she is a mother….what are they to think of her?

Henry on

Hottest MILF on the planet!

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