Gwyneth Paltrow undressed to her skimmies to wish stylist Elizabeth Saltzman A Happy birthday.
THE Shakespeare in love star, 50, took to social media on Friday, June 16 to celebrate Saltzman – who has been her fashion guru for more than 20 years – who is still a year older. “Happy birthday to this caption, crazy pants genius @elizabethsaltzman. I can’t walk a rug without you,” she wrote via her Instagram Stories alongside photos of herself in various looks over the years.
In a selfie, the Goop founder showed off her toned physique wearing only black shapewear, including a sultry black bra and high-waisted panties. She completed the look by styling her signature blonde tresses in tousled waves and sporting a smoky eye for glam.
In separate shots, the Shallow hall The star showed off one of her most famous fashion moments – her white Tom Ford dress from the 2012 Oscars, which was designed by Saltzman – and a pair of selfies of the duo from years past.
Saltzman is responsible for some of the most iconic Oscar winner looks throughout his career. In November 2022, the stylist — who also works with Saoirse Ronan And Sandra Oh – explained how underwear can make or break an ensemble.
“Commando makes a great bodysuit and I love their thongs,” she shared with Grace of his favorite shaper brands at the time. “We use Wolford for tights and there are times when you need Spanx.”
One Paltrow look that Saltzman can’t take credit for is the Emma the star’s controversial Alexander McQueen gown at the 2002 Oscars. Despite much criticism she has received in the past for her desire to wear a sheer bodice to the awards ceremony, the Joy alum has always backed the look.
“Everyone really hated it [dress], but I think it’s a bit dope. I’m in it,” Paltrow recalled to vogue in an April 2021 interview for their “Life in Looks” series. “I had a weird hangover about it for a while because people were really critical. “I think at the time it was too gothic, I think people thought it was too harsh, so I think it shocked people. But I like it.”
That doesn’t mean that Sliding doors the actress wouldn’t do some things differently today. “There were a few issues; I still love the dress itself, but I should have worn a bra and should have had simple beach hair and less makeup,” Paltrow previously confessed during a Q&A. March 2012 on his Goop blog. “So that would have worked out the way I wanted it to – a bit of Oscar punk.”
Despite polarized opinions about the costume, the California native has kept the dress in her closet for more than two decades. When asked during a Thursday, June 15, Instagram Story Q&A if she ever left her 19-year-old daughter, Apple, try on one of her archive fashion pieces, Paltrow simply responded by uploading a teenage photo – which she shares with her ex-husband Chris Martin with her son Moses, 17 – wearing the now iconic dress.
Paltrow’s daughter has since become a fashionista in her own right, even making her Paris Fashion Week debut at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2023 show in January. Apple stunned in a black and white tweed ensemble from the fashion house as she watched the show from the front row.