Gwyneth Paltrow: Jackie O Inspired My Oscar Look & Apple Helped, Too!

First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 1961; Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012

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updated 03/01/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET

originally published 03/01/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET

Most celebrities try on multiple dresses before finding the one, perfect, red carpet-worthy gown. Not Gwyneth Paltrow. For her, it took just one photo and one fitting.

“I tried on one dress. That was the dress and I thought, ‘it’s a little different but it’s sort of a throwback,’ ” Paltrow said during a taping of The Chew on Thursday. “I saw a pic of Jackie O in a white dress with a cape and it’s been a while since anyone’s worn a cape, frankly, except for Superman.”

The look she’s possibly referring to was then First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who designed her white ensemble herself for husband John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball in 1961.


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