... a lesson for celebs who spent 2012 red-faced.
Anne Hathaway continues to be a picture of poise, despite being ‘devastated’, as per reports, when she flashed much more than just her smile whilst facing shutterbugs at the New York premiere of ‘Les Misérables’ last week.
Her commando outing hit world headlines when she made a not so graceful exit from the car at the film’s screening, with her dress riding up high enough to show the world what she had, or didn’t have, under her Tom Ford couture.
The actress hit back on the ‘Today’ show the following day, saying: “I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of someone in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it.”
Hathaway’s remarks have struck a chord with women across the globe, many of whom have taken to social media to laud the actress for her stance to fight back with dignity, rather than ignore the white elephant in the room.
However, Hathaway isn’t the first celeb to be caught in an awkward moment on camera this year, with 2012 probably going down in the record books for the most prominent starry wardrobe malfunctions in the spotlight.
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Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars
Those who watched the live stream caught the blink-and-you-could-miss-it moment when Jenny from the block came up on stage with Cameron Diaz to present an award.
The Latino singer’s ‘oops’ moment even managed to get its on Twitter account mere minutes minutes after the mishap.
The 43-year-old clearly ignored the slip and went on pretending that nothing happened.
Emma Watson isn’t a Wallflower
The former child star from the ridiculously popular ‘Harry Potter’ films had her first grown up moment at the Hollywood premiere of her film ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’.
The British starlet flashed the side of her chest when strutting up the red carpet in a style Giorgio Armani couture.
Luckily for her, a pastie in place protected her from further embarrassment in front of shutterbugs.
Kristen Stewart flashes more than support for boyfriend
When surly Stewart jetted off to Cannes to lend support to boyfriend Robert Pattinson at the premiere of ‘Cosmopolis’, little did she know that her blood red Reem Acra dress would be memorable for more than just its style.
The low cut dress was so low that Kristen popped out of the dress quite daringly for the world to see.
Boo, it’s Kris Jenner
Albeit it was Halloween, Kim Kardashian’s glamourous mother decided to skip the ghoulish look and channelled her inner Wonder Woman instead.
However, Kris Jenner showed more than she had bargained on when she accidentally tweeted a picture of herself in her costume, without realising her dress had given her the slip.
But good sport that she is, the 56-year-old was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: “Jeeeez, what’s all the fuss about? It’s just an innocent nip slip, happens to the best of us.”
Indeed, if this year is to go by. And for those who missed the moment got another eyeful when daughter Khloe retweeted the picture.
Lindsay Lohan attempts a Liz Taylor
Not than many care anymore considering her ‘Playboy’ shoot has pretty much given a vivid picture, but young Lindsay Lohan had a couple of incidences of on-camera accidental slips during her filming and promotion for ‘Liz & Dick’.
The 25-year-old star first fell out of her sundress during the TV film’s shoot, followed by another flash in the pan during its red carpet event.
However, the winner of this year’s wardrobe malfunction moment is none other than ‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara, who literally popped out of the backside of her dress when it split at the seams at the Emmy Awards, no less.
Yet, the Colombian beauty turned this potentially embarrassing moment into an adorable one when she tweeted the image herself, writing: “Yes! This happened 20 minutes before we won. I love my life.”
Katrina Kaif, going once, twice
This year proved to be a double whammy for the Bollywood actress when two not-so-pleasant pictures of her went viral over the internet.
The first was during the shoot of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in Dublin, when she pedalled herself off a bicycle and managed to tangle herself with her skirt bunched up her waist.
It was said that former beau Salman Khan tried hard to shield her from wayward cameras, but some did manage to click a few compromising shots and leak them shortly after.
Months later, Kaif faced yet another embarrassing moment when meeting the press for her November release, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’
The leggy actress attended the event wearing a short white dress and to her dismay, she went on to show a tad too much when sitting with her legs crossed.
Well, at least Kaif should be grateful that she didn’t pull a commando like Yana Gupta or a Shamita Shetty.
Beauty comes with a price Sushmita Sen
Former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, had a Katrina Kaif moment herself earlier this year, while facing the press at the I Am She pageant press conference.
A mini dress and shutterbugs in the audience never make for a pretty picture. When will they ever learn?
Lose the weight or the dress Parineeti Chopra
Tight can sometimes be too tight; such was the case for Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti earlier this year.
The ‘Ishaqzade’ actress had her oops moment whilst attending the screening of the film, ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’, when her body hugging dress managed a rip in the derriere.
Err, a size up maybe dear Parineeti?
Kangana Ranaut goes from reel to real
Much like her on screen moment in ‘Fashion’ where the actress suffers a wardrobe malfunction on the ramp, Kangana faced a similar real life situation earlier this year whilst modelling at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour.
As the showstopper for designer Gavin Miguel, Kangana walked the ramp in a sexy white net gown, revealing more of her assets than intended.
But if supermodel Carol Gracias could survive a full blown embarrassing moment on the ramp in 2006, Kangana’s was pretty tame in comparison.