Gwyneth Paltrow In Atelier Versace & Lanvin – 2010 CMA Awards

I almost had heart failure when I saw Gwyneth Paltrow in this Atelier Versace Fall 2010 as she arrived at the 2010 CMA Awards in Nashville last night.

What a perfect vision of perfection.

Who knew her Atelier Versace one shoulder beaded ombre gown had a sexy thigh-high split and a cut-out detail on the side.

Jennifer Lopez is kicking herself that she didn’t get to wear this dress first.

Gwynie worked the hell out of this gown. It the power and allure of Versace.

I feel so proud of her because I didn’t know she had this in her.

Christian Louboutin satin peep toes and her straight blonde locks sweeping to one side completes this look.

Definitely in contention for BDOTW and for my BDOTY list.

As you know Gwyneth also performed on the night. Here’s a look at what she wore.

She wore a Lanvin Spring 2011 black metallic ruched dress which has a deep plunge.

The dress was teamed with a guitar, bordeaux Brian Atwood ‘Eastwood’ booties and selection of gold necklaces.

I like that she toned down the look for her performance and made it all about her voice.

I know everyone was expecting her to fail, but I think she has a beautiful voice.

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85 Responses to Gwyneth Paltrow In Atelier Versace & Lanvin – 2010 CMA Awards

  1. Tania November 11, 2010 at 23:34 #

    Wow, I love it!

  2. artemis November 11, 2010 at 23:32 #

    Normally i find Gwyneth boring but when I saw her in the Versace dress I couldn’t believe it was her!!She looked AMAZING!!..I agree with the waist comments though..but anyway BDOTW for sure!!

  3. Hannah November 11, 2010 at 21:25 #

    Literally having heart palpitations righ tnow .
    Sh eis SO brave for taking a Versace dress, and actually showing mroeskin than was intended. She looks incroyable!
    I liked her performance dresstoo, it is so simple and for me the simplicity of it has such an impact, as it isso different to most other performance clothes.
    I don’t really like her song, but I don’t really like country music, although I can appreciate she has a good voice.

  4. Naomi November 11, 2010 at 20:13 #

    Stunning! I gasped and got goosebumps when I saw the picture. Definitely gets my vote for BDOTW.

  5. Laura November 11, 2010 at 19:47 #

    Gotta be honest I don’t love this dress. It adds some width to her that I don’t like. And the ombre colors don’t look right on a blonde with a fake tan. Not my fave.

    I did like her performance look though.

  6. karen November 11, 2010 at 19:29 #

    I’m not sure if I like the Versace dress because my eyes can’t get pass the cut out which made Gweneth’s body look weird, IMO. I think she looked great in the Lanvin dress and the boots, very modern and chic enough for the stage.

  7. anna November 11, 2010 at 17:43 #

    I don’t think the cutouts flatter her figure at all.

  8. GustavoMex November 11, 2010 at 17:24 #

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! the dress is gorgeous but in her is…i have no word!!!

  9. Annel November 11, 2010 at 17:21 #

    I don’t like the cut-out togehter with the slit. It’s overkill.
    But I do like her voice! Who knew that??

  10. Gaber November 11, 2010 at 17:18 #

    The booties with the Lanvin are a bit off, but otherwise I quite like the look.

    The cut-out bothers me on the Versace. It’s such an amazing dress in it’s core (the colours are INSANE!) but I think the cut-out makes the dress lose a few points rather than take it further.
    Too bad.

  11. Thaysa November 11, 2010 at 17:11 #

    i’m speechless. O-M-G!
    She looks AMAZING!

  12. Helen November 11, 2010 at 17:07 #

    Wow!! she looks Amazing without looking so try hard like she has done in the past. I love that she still looks like her at this event.

  13. Sally November 11, 2010 at 16:55 #

    I think she looks good, but not amazing. BDOTY??? Really?

  14. Karis November 11, 2010 at 16:53 #

    Can someone help me pick my jaw off the ground?! Love it! Gywneth has shut it down!

  15. Claudia November 11, 2010 at 16:30 #

    OMG. I couldn’t agree more.
    BDOTY. I could never image that this dress (that looked so simple) could fit a person’s body so perfectly.
    I’m totally amazed by this look.
    In fact I wish I could have this dress and specially the body hehe

  16. Leo November 11, 2010 at 16:29 #

    Gwyneth Paltrow showed the country gals what a star is made of. She looks incredible, this is one of the best looks of the year. 10 out of 10. And she’s a pretty decent singer, who knew country music would suit her voice. Amazing.

  17. Jesse November 11, 2010 at 16:25 #

    WOW! Stunning, absolutely. My favourite dress from the Atelier Versace line. I wish I had it!

    Glad someone did it justice!!

  18. gossip_bangkok November 11, 2010 at 16:03 #

    Beautiful, I love the Atelier Versace gown. It was striking!

  19. asherlev1 November 11, 2010 at 15:58 #

    Nooo. Sorry, not liking it. ~ Let’s agree to disagree. 😀

  20. shap_half November 11, 2010 at 15:56 #

    OMG stunning.

    Is it just me or has the last couple of weeks produced some amazing looks?

  21. Lee Ann November 11, 2010 at 15:18 #

    When I first saw this look I thought Wow with a Capital WOW. But then I saw the cut out . Then I saw that the cut out actually hid the fact that her torso is straight up and down like a boy. Then I thought I wish that someone with a waist wore this .
    Morale : first look – fabulous just don’t study it.

    • gossip_bangkok November 11, 2010 at 16:04 #

      true. I would love someone who is very curvy wear this. However, I think Gwyneth has an amazing body for a mother of two 🙂

      • Lee Ann November 11, 2010 at 16:28 #

        Agreed -some people just don’t have waists-me included.

  22. Marvel November 11, 2010 at 15:17 #

    The dress is AMAZING but im not happy about the sheer part on the side as it makes her hips looks funny. BUT an AMAZING look

    I like the Lanvin look and I do agree that I was expecting her to sort of fail or lip sync but she has a very nice voice. Cant wait to see her on Glee

  23. dee November 11, 2010 at 15:15 #

    This is one of the best I’ve seen of Gwyneth. She looks stunning.

  24. Courteney November 11, 2010 at 15:14 #

    I used to really dislike Gwyneth Paltrow however when I heard give a radio interview on one my local country stations here in Texas, I found her to be endearing and quite warm. So, I have to say that I was rather proud of her perfomance on the CMA’s last night and she looked stunning.

  25. Vicky November 11, 2010 at 15:14 #

    I’m sorry but I don’t like it. She’s a knock out that’s for sure love the design on her but I just don’t like the colours. They make it look a tad bit taky in my opinion. I picture it more as a Katy Perry-dress or even Heidi Montag…

    • Fashion Critic November 11, 2010 at 15:18 #

      HEIDI MONTAG…IN ATELIER VERSACE…please wash your mouth out with soap and water 😀

      • Vidhya November 11, 2010 at 15:51 #

        shocked reaction .. :O Heidi Montag???

        • Claudia November 11, 2010 at 18:21 #

          give me a break.

          This is so no Katy.

          And I won’t even start on Heidi Montag.. she just don’t deserve this honor. ever.

      • vicky November 11, 2010 at 18:26 #

        🙂 I know, the day Heidi Montag appears in a Versace gown I’ll……I don’t know, loose the will to live (or something)!
        However, I meant that this kind of colour scheme would have been typical for her to wear, not the Versace gown per say.

        • Fashion Critic November 11, 2010 at 21:06 #

          Lol…yes I do agree re: the colour scheme

  26. Suz November 11, 2010 at 15:11 #

    I’m not in love with this dress and the cut-out as much as everyone else. I think that it doesn’t really give her a shape. Saw another picture of her from the same angle as the model’s photo above, and I think the dress looked much better.

    • Moxie November 11, 2010 at 15:34 #

      I don’t love the cut-out either. Love the style and color, but not that cut-out, it just ruins the lines IMO.

      • Camille November 11, 2010 at 17:07 #

        I agree, love everything except the cut-out. The slit is all this dress needs.

  27. roxana November 11, 2010 at 15:11 #

    she is very beautiful. the only thing i don’t like it’s that she looks like she doesn’d have waist

  28. Lara November 11, 2010 at 15:04 #

    Stunning and perfect

  29. dag November 11, 2010 at 14:52 #

    let me just say: WOW!!!!

  30. D November 11, 2010 at 14:50 #


  31. Vidhya November 11, 2010 at 14:47 #

    Amazing… yes.. awesome.. yes… stunning.. but not topping cate blanchett yet.. 😀

  32. Lisa November 11, 2010 at 14:45 #

    Holy crap! I genuinely just spat tea on my keyboard when I saw this. INCREDIBLE! Go Gwyneth!

  33. A November 11, 2010 at 14:38 #

    Wow, my heart just skipped a beat! Perfection! I knew I’ve always liked her for a reason lol. Will have a hard time deciding between her and Cate Blanchett for the BDOTY…

  34. Gemma November 11, 2010 at 14:35 #

    she looks ah-mazing. I seriously thought NOONE was going to top Cate for BDOTY but I love love love this. Go gwyennie x

  35. Ally November 11, 2010 at 14:33 #

    I’m surprised so many people thought she would fail. We’ve definitely heard her sing before (she had multiple songs in the movie Duets) and she’s going to be on Glee in a few weeks. I can’t imagine someone in her position would sing live if she didn’t think she could do it!

    She looks amazing in that Versace. She very wisely kept the accessories simple.

    • Rachel November 12, 2010 at 01:28 #

      I agree with you. Her version of Betty Davies eyes is great. She can sing!

  36. Jo November 11, 2010 at 14:28 #

    In fact, never mind Chris, Tracey Anderson must be feeling very proud!!

  37. Jo November 11, 2010 at 14:27 #

    She looks absolutely amazing. I would never have picked out this dress for her but what a 10/10. Chris Martin must be a very proud man…

    • Fashion Critic November 11, 2010 at 14:32 #

      I would’ve never picked it for her either. Amazing

  38. nicky November 11, 2010 at 14:24 #

    she look amazing!! i was wowed the minute i saw the photos of her. she definitely did justice to this gorgeous dress. she is stunning for her age an pulls off this dress with such ease and sophistication. even her shoes are perfecttt!

  39. sara November 11, 2010 at 14:24 #

    OMGGGG pure perfection, that gown was made for her!!!!!so sexy but not tacky!!!so happy jennifer didn’t used it instead of sweet gwyneth…moreover she can sing!!!i’ve just heard her, she did it very well and her outfir for the performance was also great!!

  40. camelias November 11, 2010 at 14:22 #

    I’m not sure about the dress, I think her curves look pretty weird in it!! There’s something wrong :/

    • Amelia November 11, 2010 at 14:51 #

      good, I was starting to think I was going crazy. I don’t like the dress nor her in it.

    • Linda November 11, 2010 at 14:55 #

      Yeah, I agree. It looks nice, but I’m not loving it as much as most.

    • michelle November 11, 2010 at 15:11 #

      she looks amazing in the dress but i think the side cutout detail makes her torso look wide.

      • camelias November 11, 2010 at 15:26 #

        Yeah that’s what I think!

        • mol November 11, 2010 at 16:52 #

          I agree, she doesn’t have a curvy waist – in a slammin body, that’s the one thing missing, and, unfortunately, this truly gorgeous dress emphasizes that. In fact, that’s the interesting thing to me, that she chose to emphasize her one less than perfect body part. Normally, it seems she knows what works for her, but I guess we all have our deluded moments!

      • Pati November 11, 2010 at 16:49 #

        I think so too…. The cut out would look better on someone slightly curvier.

        • Alicat November 11, 2010 at 23:14 #

          Agree too. At first, the cut out appears to create the illusion of a curvier figure, but when your eye draws away from the actual dress, the exposed skin makes her look straight and wide.

    • Michelle November 11, 2010 at 17:35 #

      I agree re: the sidecut. IMO, it’s making her appear extra hippy, Perhaps it’s just this pose. In any event, say what you will about Paltrow, but this woman always brings it. Regardless of what gown she chooses, she ALWAYS shows up looking confident and comfortable in her choices.

    • Naomi November 11, 2010 at 19:56 #

      Agree as well. The dress disfigures her in the weirdest way. It makes her thighs look huge, and then the tiny waist and chest, and those crooked cuts…
      She looks like something Picasso would draw.

      • Coco Birdie November 11, 2010 at 21:18 #

        I think it is because her skin is the same color as the CMA paneling in the background. Had it been a different color, I don’t think this it would look so creepy. I first saw the picture on the event best dressed vote and thought maybe she was wearing a WEIRD corset.

    • Lilyana November 12, 2010 at 12:40 #

      Yeah… the dress looks stunning on the model. On Gwyneth it’s weird and the proportions look off.

  41. justme November 11, 2010 at 14:19 #

    I”m not a Gwyneth fan but flawless, much? That dress is divine, those shoes are amazing, just werque.

  42. Pablo November 11, 2010 at 14:17 #

    Nothing else to say! I just agree with your every word! Gwynie BDOTY! 😀

  43. cindy November 11, 2010 at 14:17 #

    Okay, I’ve died and went to heaven! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I swear I almost fainted when I saw her! Wasn’t prepared to see that, especially since I haven’t drank my morning cafe latte yet. Love love love! BDOTW for sure!

  44. Hisadora November 11, 2010 at 14:15 #

    MY GODDESS!!!!!! I almost fell of my chair right now. Seriously, she looks D I V I N E. God, I can’t speak. She’s truly wonderful. I’m surprised that when I saw that dress on the model I didn’t like it but Gwynie make it looks wonderfully beautiful.

  45. Dorian Gray November 11, 2010 at 14:13 #

    BDOTW and BDOTY but let me tell yoy FC that if you will post Donatella Versace at Glamour Awards she would be another 1+1 choice 🙂

    • Vidhya November 11, 2010 at 14:45 #

      haha.. we r still waiting FC

      • Fashion Critic November 11, 2010 at 15:08 #

        That event was about 3 days ago. I just wanted to say that I will not be featuring Donatella. On that day blogged from 10am to 10pm. There was no space for her and I don’t think the dress was special enough to feature.

        I’m happy to feature celebrities when I have something to say about what they are wearing.

        In that case it was a runway dress. She didn’t modify it so there was nothing to talk about.

        I hope they explains why I didn’t feature her and a I hope this will respectfully put an end to the daily requests.

        • Dorian Gray November 11, 2010 at 15:18 #

          I know it’s hard to post so much outfits everyday so I respect your choice. As a fan I hoped to ses her here but I have patience and hope she will appear again in future. I know that she did not modify the dress but she was a great winner that night ’cause she was the first italian woman to win the Glamour Award.
          However thanks for your explanations FC.

  46. Carina100 November 11, 2010 at 14:11 #

    LOVE this look on her. She makes it look so effortless, yet exudes sex appeal and elegance! Definitely BDOTY worthy.

  47. Terry November 11, 2010 at 14:09 #

    My words fail. She’s so beautiful and sexy. This dress has her name all over it.
    For me, this is definitely BDOTW and BDOTY worthy!

  48. ber November 11, 2010 at 14:08 #

    Amazing! 1st the Pucci look and now this? BDOTW is going to be hard!

  49. ude November 11, 2010 at 14:06 #

    the ateleier versace dress is to DIE! for sure up for BDOTY

    really didn’t expect her voice to sound like that

  50. Elaine November 11, 2010 at 14:06 #

    OH MY GOD! she looks sensational! agree completely that this is potentially a BDOTY contender!

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