Crazy But True: A Too-Tight Dress Lands Joan Collins In The Hospital

When it comes to suffering for fashion, I’ll go to some pretty ridiculous lengths–throbbing feet for an insane pair of stilettos, intense male ridicule for a wacky trend like fun fur–but Joan Collins took things to a whole ‘nother level on Sunday, when her Oscar party gown landed her in the hospital!

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 27: Joan Collins arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)

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“The truth was, I made the wrong decision to wear a very tight dress, and had something rather like a Victorian swoon,” said Collins, who has fully recovered. (Page Six)

In more Oscar dress news, Colin Firth’s wife has been on a “Green Carpet” challenge all awards season, only wearing sustainable clothes and accessories. (Style File)

And an Oscar-worthy handbag may finally be within reach for the rest of us! Judith Leiber is launching a lower-priced line called Overture. (Racked)

Johnny Weir says he’s a believer in real fur, and would never wear the fake stuff, no matter how hard PETA pushes him. (Stylelist)

Lady Gaga will debut new music at tomorrow’s Thierry Mugler womenswear show in Paris–her stylist, Nicola Formichetti, is the brand’s new creative director. (Coco Perez)

Check out the shoes Manolo Blahnik–and more hot designers–think Kate Middleton should wear on her wedding day. (Footwear News)


Dior dismisses John Galliano for what they’re calling “odious behavior.” (WWD)

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Photo: Jordan Strauss/WireImage