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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Laurs on

Once again, Mischa Barton makes me wonder if I should have sent her that bag of clothes I put in the Dumpster last week. Anne looks absolutely stunning. I know she’s young, but other members of “Young Hollywood” need to take a cue from her.

Mike on

IMO, it’s hard for a young woman like Anne Hathaway to pull off elegance but she does it effortlessly and (for what it’s worth) I’m really impressed.

By contrast, Mischa Barton seems very confused in terms of her personal style. There’s no doubt that she’s very pretty and she can look very sophisticated when she wants to. Unfortunately, that is not the case here. I agree with the person who said that those shoes looked like they would be part of a stripper’s wardrobe.

EChizzle on

Anne Hathaway looks lovely.
Note to Mischa: Gurl You Look A Hot Mess! Stop Tryin So Hard.

dawn blagborne on

the dress anne has on that’s really pretty.. the other dress that mischa has on..if you can’t say anything nice
don’t say anything at all..

anna on

omg. anne rox but misha shud definetly get a new look/life.

Mackensie on

Hathaway looks so beautiful. she looks like a goddess. she is absolutely gorgeous…. love her

Tia on

I always love Anne’s red carpet look.
I think Mischa’s would work if it weren’t for the tights!

summers on

i dont like the way mischa barton dressed…she dressed real awful!!

Cassie on

I think they are both gorgeous girls with great style. Anne couldn’t pull off Mischa’s dress, or vice versa.
I can’t say I like one more than the other.
They are both great dresses.

Although, Mischa’s bangs make her look 14. :p

Holly on

I like Ann’s dress the best. Micha’s dress wouldnt be as bad if she didnt wear the leagging and had some stilletoes instaed of those ugly shoes. It would have made her look more classier and less trashier.

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