And it all makes sense!
Earlier this Autumn saw the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards take place, held this year at LA’s Microsoft Theatre.
Yes, the 2019 Emmys were a hit, making viral news for everything from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s non-stop wins to footage seemingly showing Taylor Swift sneaking into the ceremony.
The real news however came from Gwyneth Paltrow, with the 47-year-old becoming a viral sensation as she graced the Emmys stage to present the award for Lead Actress in a Drama series.
Yes, Gwyneth went viral for her concerning walk – with her extremely slow saunter becoming an online phenomenon comparable only to Nicole Kidman’s seal clap from the 2017 Oscars.
The concerning walk in question saw Gwyneth walk slowly with an extremely straight back to the stage, before announcing Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer as the winner of the prestigious gong.
‘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.