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?

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Katie on

Mischa’s tights are not cute with the dress, but other than that, it isn’t TOO bad. I’ve seen her look worse. Anne’s dress is gorgeous, however. Very classy.

micheleeee. on

I think to make Mischa’s dress lok “better” she should hav put her hair up and wore smoky makeup

She looks too sweet for this dress.

If she is trying to be edgy, then put some EDGE on her face.

Allie on

Anne Hathaway’s dress is beautiful, and I think that if Mischa got rid of the footless tights and had a different pair of shoes on, her outfit would be cute.

Sandra on

I agree with most of you here:

Ann- gorgeous, beautiful

Mischa- not so great

Andrea on

Mischa has absolutely no fashion sense. Was this dress even cool in the 80’s?? …and those shoes should have stayed on the stripper.

David on

They both look amazing. It’s nice to see different points of view on the same red carpet. Just goes to show that there isn’t a right way to dress as long as you put personality into it.

rakel on

Mischa looks her age and I think she looks hot. Anne just looks boring, she should get some tips from Mischa.

Jen on

Anne looks gorgeous in this dress. Mischa could use some improvement, that is not that nice of a dress.

Tricia on

Mishcka’s was the worst, Annie looked great, as always

Andrea on

Was this even in style back in the 80’s?! Wow. That’s pretty bad. Poor Mischa has zero fashion sense. And.. the shoes should have stayed on the stripper.

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