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Elle Macpherson's Favorite Red Carpet Moment Involves a Couture Gown and ... Flip Flops?

04/10/2014 at 03:53 PM ET

We were lucky enough to spend our Thursday morning with the stunning Elle Macpherson — somehow her hair is more amazing in person — to celebrate the launch of her Body Collection at JCPenney. And in honor of #TBT, we had to put our serious journalist hats on and ask Macpherson one very pressing question: What’s your favorite red carpet moment of all time? Her answer led us to this truly killer photo below (Elle, you should get this on Insta stat.)

Elle Macpherson Calvin Klein Collection Met Gala 2005 Evan Agostini/Getty

“My favorite red carpet moment is the acid-green, strapless luminescent dress with flip flops that I wore to a Met Gala,” Macpherson told PEOPLE of the whiplash-inducing Calvin Klein Collection gown she wore to the 2005 ball. “And the tan. It was great.”

And while she reminisces fondly about some of her past wardrobe decisions, she’s definitely not into the the ’90s style resurgence. “I never wore overalls back then. I just can’t do it.” She had the same thoughts on brown lipstick (she’s sticking to Burberry’s “Fresh Glow” makeup, Australian papaw cream and Laura Mercier concealer), but is open to the crop top. Of course, if any 50-year-old can pull off a belly-baring shirt, it’s Elle.

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The supermodel said she felt really “loved” after hitting that major milestone birthday, and that developing her newest lingerie collection has been a fun part of her new year.

“I’ve noticed that Americans have very a specific desire [for] what they want in bras, and I realized that silhouette is very important and I don’t know any brands that focus on silhouette,” said the Australian beauty (whose original intimates line is more than 20 years old!). “So I said I actually want to create a performance bra that can change the shape of your body when you put it on according to what you feel like or your body type. It’s a new concept in bra design, still with that really comfortable fit and still really pretty and feminine and a lot of color.”

And for Macpherson, picking out her lingerie in the morning is just as important as picking out the rest of her outfit. “I always choose lingerie according to what I’m wearing. So if I’m wearing jeans, I find a bra that’s blue like jeans,” she says. “I like to match the inside and the outside.”

The Body Collection by Elle Macpherson is available now at JCPenney. What do you think of the model’s lingerie motto? How about her glam #TBT moment? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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AmyRene on

Flip flops aren’t fit for anything but going to the beach or pool. I don’t care how fancy they are.

jckfmsincty on

Never mind the flip flops. That gown is a hideous color.


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