It has happened to Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, but now the usually demure Anne Hathaway has been caught going commando, in embarrassing pictures taken at the premiere of her new film.
In what's being dubbed as 'Full Hathaway-gate', the Les Miserables star suffered the major wardrobe malfunction in the full glare of the media spotlight as she exited her car at the premiere of her new movie in New York on Monday.
Anne is said to be 'devastated' after news publications around the world ran the pictures.
Emerging from her car and onto the red carpet, eager photographers snapped away and unwittingly caught Anne- who was wearing a stunning creation by designer Tom Ford - in full exposure - on a night she chose to forgo underwear.
The usually sophisticated actress was clearly embarrassed by the wardrobe malfunction, which was largely due to the thigh high split of her black figure-hugging dress falling open as she got out of the car by swinging both her legs onto the pavement, flashing her lady parts in the process.
And Anne, 30, was allegedly overheard telling Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy at a luncheon the following day about the 'devastating' mishap."I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers flashes."Anne told the journalist at the luncheon, as reported by NY Daily News."It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them."
Since the unfortunate mishap, which isout of character for the usually demure and pulled together Anne, many fashion editors have offered words of advice on how to avoid showing offtoo much flesh."It’s so much better to be caught in Spanx."one fashionista said.
Though Anne can be consoled by the thought that most celebrities have endured an embarrassing wardrobe mishap, after failing to master the art of stepping out of a car.
Even Kate Middleton was once famously photographed revealing her underwear trying to get out of a vehicle, and many have flashed a little too much of their cleavages on the red carpet.
The director of the Etiquette School of New York, Patricia Fitzpatrick, advised: "Knees together girls! When you’re sitting, you sit with your knees touching."Or better yet: "Wear underwear!"