Anne Hathaway Sorry About Nipple-Baring Oscar Dress
She was originally supposed to wear Valentino
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Updated Feb 27, 2013 10:57 AM CST
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Anne Hathaway's nipples got so much attention at the Oscars that they now have their own Twitter account—but Hathaway wasn't even supposed to be wearing the Prada dress that showcased them so well. She had originally chosen a Valentino dress, and Valentino even put out a press release Sunday saying Hathaway would be wearing one of the fashion house's designs. But she made a switch after hearing the night before "that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear," she tells People in a statement.

A source tells Us the person in question was Hathaway's own Les Miserables co-star, Amanda Seyfried, who wore Alexander McQueen (you can see a comparison of the two dresses here). But Hathaway has a longstanding relationship with Valentino, who custom-designed her wedding dress, and regrets "any disappointment caused," she says. "Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself."

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Mar 1, 2013 8:03 AM CST
Did anyone get the point?
Feb 28, 2013 9:38 PM CST
Beautiful Anne Hathaway. Tall young and talented. Baby, if you've got em, Flaunt them. If you don't, hide them. Thank you for letting us take a sneak preview of what was under that dress. We shall let our imaginations do the rest. You did nothing wrong. No need to apologize. 1942
Feb 28, 2013 6:40 PM CST
The dress is made with a stitching in the top called darts. This was a popular style in the 50's. Her nipples are not showing, the dress is sewn that way. She is wearing a classic style of dress. A classy lady.