The other day I noticed that I can no longer pose for a picture without putting my hand on my hip. I blame this on the unending stream of events photos I look at as part of my job. I was staring at this picture of Rashida Jones today when it dawned on me: this pose is ridiculous. It's supposed to make you look thinner, but really it makes everyone look like a little teapot! Then I started wondering when this pose became so pervasive. Luckily, the official Oscar website has an archive of red carpet photos from the past five years. By perusing it, I have discovered precisely when our world's mega-stars insisted on posing with their hands firmly placed on their hips, bony elbows jutting out at 45 degree angles. Photographic evidence, after the jump.
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