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Oscars: The lady hath a way with a Lanvin tuxedo

February 28, 2011 | 10:05 am


I'm not a huge fan of the "Freaky Friday"-style cross-dressing schtick, and though James Franco looked uncomfortably like an off-the-rails Anna Nicole Smith in a floor-length pink gown and blond wig during the wardrobe switcheroo sketch at Sunday's 83rd annual Academy Awards, co-host Anne Hathaway looked lovely in Lanvin.

Monday morning, the Lanvin folks provided some details about the outfit: It's a black tuxedo with a satin shawl collar and a single, jeweled-button closure with matching pants, a white tuxedo shirt (also Lanvin), with a cream-colored tulle square bib and pearl buttons -- with one of Lanvin's signature bowties in black.

Call it a rare cross-dress success.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: Anne Hathaway wears a Lanvin tuxedo on stage during the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times