‘Congratulations to all the performances that won Emmy’s tonight but the best performance of the night is Gwyneth Paltrow’s walk to the stage’, one viewer tweeted.
Following the concern as to Gwyneth’s slow walking, her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman has spoken out to explain – and it all makes sense!
According to Saltzman, it was all because of the dress, with Gwyneth donning a vintage Valentino number for the occasion.
Seeing as the dress was made in 1963, it was reportedly missing some of the up to date award gown necessities – namely a slit to allow taking normal strides.
‘That’s because in 1963 there were no back slits,’ the stylist explained to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘It was not that she was having this fabulous walk, which she already has.’
And when asked why she didn’t make any alterations to make the dress more wearable, she continued: ‘In order to keep the dress authentic, I didn’t want to change Mr. Valentino’s design.’
Well, that’s that.
This article originally appeared on marie claire UK.