Anne Hathaway Is Alive Because of a Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress

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Well well welllllll...Anne Hathahaters and Anne Hathalovers and Anne HathasheseemsfineandniceIdon'treallyhavethoughtsabouther now have an article of clothing to blame/delight in/feel ambivalently about. Hathaway's mother has revealed that without Diane Von Furstenberg's wrap dress, there would be no Anne Hathaway.


As the Wall Street Journal reports, and as the New York Observer points out, while answering a question she's answered for the thousandth time about her invention the wrap dress ("How would you describe the wrap dress's staying power?") Von Furstenberg actually told a delightful little anecdote:

"Last year, I did a thing for women nominees at the Oscars and I was hosting a lunch with [actress] Anne Hathaway. Prior to the lunch she introduced me to her mother, and her mother said, 'I have to tell you something that she doesn't even know.' She said, 'Well, I seduced her father in a wrap dress. As a matter of fact she may have been conceived in one.' Then Anne says to her mother, 'Is that the one with the tulip print?' She kept the dress!"

(Note: The photo at top is of Anne Hathaway in a DVF dress in 2008 but it is clearly not THE dress. That would be gross.)

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Oh man, when that dress first came out, back in the seventeenth century, I was SO excited!! I tried it on... and looked like an Amish person trying to avoid vanity and pride, Or a sad cafeteria worker. I am probably the only woman in the world who looked like ass in that dress