Despite all the flack Gwyneth Paltrow has been getting lately for calling half a million dollars in clothing “essential,” barely feeding her family and releasing a cookbook that essentially makes air waffles and twig muffins, I have a feeling she is doing just fine. Her book, titled with gross inaccuracy as It’s All Good, is already selling incredibly well, and she’s still famous and attractive and rich. Therefore, I do not feel all that bad pointing out that the outfit she wore to a book signing at Williams-Sonoma was terrible.
You can’t see the worst part of the outfit, though, because she has blocked it with that equally awful book. Obviously, she is doing this because she’s at a book release party and she needs to show everyone her book on not eating anything that tastes like food. Nevertheless, you can tell it is still a pretty absurd outfit (particularly for a book release).
As much as my inner ska kid loves checkers, I am not a fan of this sheer patterned cutout top that goes — one can only imagine — down to her very organic and GMO-free navel. I also am not a huge fan of the shoes, as that shade of gold is similar to an unpleasant substance one may find while changing diapers, but I’m not feeling crass enough to elaborate this afternoon. I assume these are all pieces she considers borderline essential, so they may only add up to around a quarter of a million dollars. Cheap-o!
But really, it seems that even she knows she should hide that silly top.
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