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?

To see more Red Carpet coverage on Off the Rack, click here.

Photo: Humberto Carreno/startraks; Jackson Lee/Splash New

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Audrey on

I love Anne’s dress.
I think Mischa needs to lose the one-shoulder thing. And the footless tights, it looks sloppy and not occasion-appropriate.

melinda on

Mischa Barton can pull any outfit off that she wants, and although they both are beautiful dresses, Anne’s looks so common, what everyone would wear, while Mischa’s is original, just like all of her fashion choices – It may be different but dont put it down so harshly just because it’s not what everyone wears and not what you would wear – the point is to be different so you dont blend in – she stands out incredibly so the dress worked.
Classic may be beautiful but it’s OUT, being unique and inventive is IN!

carrie on

I agree,PLUS, if they are going to compare pictures and wardobes its kind of unfair how they chose the perfect pretty pose for Anne while the picture of Mischa is at a more awkward angle – if you just traded their positions so that Anne was in the awkward angle and Mishca was posing nicely i’m sure the opinions would be different, even if only slightly. I’ve seen other pictures of both of these dresses and from the front Anne’s is pretty boring and unappealing, while Mischa’s is well put together in all other angles.

nette on

mischa if you ever read this i hope you look at yourself in the mirror and agree. you are the worst dressed star i’m not going to even say star how about the worst dressed person ever. you could not have a stylist because if you do the should quit the business.please honey get some help i hate to even see your name in magazines because i know you are going to have on something terrible,all that money you have and you just waste it………:(

Anne on

I admire Anne’s excellent taste for fashion. She should have been a model herself. Mischa is beautiful too, but her style is awkward for her taste and I think she should learn how to be glamorous from the genuine glamour queen, Ms. Anne Hathaway.

bgill on


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