Gwyneth Paltrow has been implicated in a highly televised "ski and run" trial in which she's been accused of allegedly skiing into a retired optometrist at Deer Valley back in 2016. In the wake of the lawsuit, the actress is also being charged with having impeccable courtroom style as she shows up every day doing a terrible job at trying to not look like an incredibly well dressed millionaire.
No but this is so chic. Is it The Row, vintage Donna Karan, Loro Piana, Phoebe era Celine? In court for a nefarious skiing accident. Back in the day Meisel would’ve had an entire Vogue Italia shoot inspired by the trial. pic.twitter.com/bM77bVJAkG
— Yom Ford for Guchi (@beyonceseyelid) March 22, 2023
Her tactful attempt at downplaying her wealth has, naturally backfired within the fashion community, who know that her "ludicrously capacious" brown bag is actually Celine, her glorious green coat is probably The Row, and her chunky platform boots are Prada. We do not mind a bit, and are gobbling up each look as she steps into the courtroom each day clutching a $10 bottle of water and what we imagine is a cup of the bone broth she so proudly announced she drinks each day on a recent podcast.
gwyneth paltrow showing up to court for another day of nonsense pic.twitter.com/mOnMixUJRa
— noah (@pradachurch) March 25, 2023
Gwyneth Paltrow in Court. pic.twitter.com/iISLGVtnUO
— fell in YSL (@fellinysl) March 28, 2023
Celebrity court appearances have always been, for better or worse, rather entertaining for the public, and over all these years, we've been delivered with some highly memorable looks from those who have had run ins with the law. Who could forget the Instagram account that was devoted to all of Anna Delvey's trial outfits, which attempted to do their best at upholding the narrative that she wasn't a scammer because she didn't need to be. There was Martha Stewart who showed up with a ginormous Hermès Birkin during her trial for insider trading, and that time Cardi B wore a floor length feather coat with an ostrich feather hat for her court appearance for assault charges in 2019.
Nobody does out of touch court appearances in luxury neutrals quite like Martha Stewart. Sorry, Gwyneth. pic.twitter.com/o1HOEqf93G
— Lee Radziwill (@RadziwillLee) March 24, 2023
In the case of Paltrow, it's hard not to want what she's having even despite the allegations made against her, which, in honesty, sound more like something from a drawn out episode of The White Lotus or even Succession rather than real life. She lost half a day of skiing for crying out loud! Taylor Swift has been invoked, the vacation she was on has been put on the record as "very expensive", and she's seeking a single dollar in damages for her counter suit plus attorney's fees, in an attempt to prove that the plaintiff Terry Sanderson’s suit is designed to target her wealth and celebrity.
style steal: gwyneth paltrow in courthttps://t.co/z7ei5OWAlq pic.twitter.com/xjYdAqBmvo
— sky (@theitgirlguide_) March 28, 2023
Gwyneth Paltrow is obviously innocent but that’s no reason to end the trial.
— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) March 27, 2023
That's right, Ms Paltrow won't be played a fool, especially when skiing is involved. She didn't build a global wellness empire with bone broth for brains (debatable, at this point)! And in her naturally capitalist nature, she's having the last laugh despite what the verdict turns out to be. She's re-cemented herself as a waspy style icon, and watch her come out and reveal a Goop packaged inspired by her run in with the law this summer.
I’m sorry but in this country if Gwyneth Paltrow runs you over on a ski slope you say “Thank you” and move on with your life.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) March 24, 2023
only Gwyneth Paltrow could pivot from half the internet being furious about her diet of bone broth and coffee, to allegedly skiing into someone and giving them a brain injury… and somehow come out of it looking iconic pic.twitter.com/udExzvvvHw
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) March 25, 2023