Anne Hathaway Oscar Mistake: Is It Time To Fire Her Stylist Rachel Zoe? [VIDEO, PHOTOS & REPORT]

By Megan Schaefer March 3, 2013 12:42 PM EST
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Anne Hathaway's wardrobe malfunctions have been grabbing headlines for weeks now, leading friends and fans to ask: How could her stylist Rachel Zoe - who is arguably the most influential stylist in Hollywood - let the countless nip slips and gaffes occur?

In the last few months it has seemed like Hathaway's wardrobe malfunctions have gone from bad to worse. After a horrific episode at a "Les Miserables" premiere where a thigh-high slit revealed that the Oscar winner wasn't wearing underwear, we were sure Rachel Zoe would be hyper-careful for the Oscars. But that's not how Anne Hathaway's Academy Award night went down.

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Instead of glowing in the glistening light of an Oscar win, Hathaway has spent the last week fending off criticism a) for ditching her Valentino gown at the last minute and b) wearing a Prada gown that had unfortunate darts pointing straight to her nips. (Sorry, we can't think of another way to say it.)

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"Prada almost killed Sigourney Weaver's career," Joan Rivers clacked. "Prada hates women."

That, of course, is far from the truth. The editors at iDesign adore Prada. Anne Hathaway's unfortunate nip slip (if you can call it that) at the Oscars was far from the designer's fault.

So who's to blame?

It's hard not to fault Rachel Zoe when she is is held up as one of the most sought-after and respected stylists in Hollywood. It is well-known among insiders that many stylists would have been fired for huge, high-profile wardrobe malfunctions. So why is Anne Hathaway sticking with Zoe?

It's clear Zoe has her hands full with a new baby, her Bravo TV show "The Rachel Zoe Project" and her long (and impressive) list of clientele. Perhaps the stylist was too distracted to notice that Hathaway's Prada gown showed a bit too much nip. But at that level are you really allowed to be distracted?

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Neverthless it's hard to picture the lovable Hathaway arguing with, let alone firing, Zoe. Especially after Zoe styled Hathaway for her 2011-hosting gig at the Academy Awards, which was viewed by many as a high point in fashion history.

"It [2011 Oscars] was a big night for me, but you can only imagine what it was like for Annie. It was pretty incredible," Zoe said. "We've been working on it since they announced it. I found out when everybody else did. It was one of things, like, normally we need to have this many fittings to get to one dress, and now we have the opportunity to use, in total, eight dresses. It was the ultimate fantasy for both of us. We got to play dress-up. Annie's certainly one of my muses."

Hathaway's stylist then continued to say that the two have the utmost respect for one another, which allows for creative opportunities to arise.

"She knows what feels right and what doesn't. She's very honest. Sometimes something will be amazing and she'll say 'It doesn't feel right. I can't move,' and we'll move on. Or if I feel like something doesn't make sense, I'll completely say so," Zoe explained.

But where was Zoe's honesty when it came to Hathaway's pointy Prada? The dress made the actress look less than chic as she accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables" with what many viewed as yet another wardrobe malfunction (i.e. mistake).

The Oscars, of course, were not the first horrible wardrobe malfunction for Hathaway. As the actress attended one of the "Les Miserables" premieres she sported a bondage look. "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," she told Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy.

"It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them."

Is Hathaway's friendship with Zoe the only thing keeping the actress from firing her stylist? Let us know what you think in our comments section!

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