The Daily Telegraph reports
It’s the dress mess that designer Valentino wants to go away. Stat.
Moments after Nicole Kidman made yet another stunning appearance at the Cannes Film Festival at the weekend, fashion critics were quick to dismiss the gown she wore, made by the revered Italian fashion house, a red-carpet reject.
According to the nitpickers, the lacy creation was the same one Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway turned down at the last minute for the Academy Awards in February after learning her Les Miserables co-star, Amanda Seyfried, was wearing something very similar by Alexander McQueen.
Having never had its moment, it was assumed the dress was pulled from the archive and refitted for Kidman. However a spokeswoman on behalf of Valentino promptly released a statement saying they do not recycle looks and that the gown worn by the Grace Of Monaco star was an original.
Glad we sorted that out.