It is a trial that is beginning to fascinate the crowds on social networks: the ski accident case involving Gwyneth Paltrow. A media episode as incredible as it is suspicious. As a reminder, Terry Sanderson, a retired American optician, accuses the star of having injured him during this accident, in 2016 in Deer Valley, a posh resort in the Rockies located above Park City. He declares to suffer lifelong sequelae of damage estimated at more than 3 million dollars. According to the plaintiff, the Oscar-winning actress would have run over him while skiing in a “dangerous” manner, causing him to suffer “four broken ribs and permanent brain damage”. Today, the man could no longer “enjoy his wine tastings” because of the accident (we told you, this lawsuit is already cult). Gwyneth Paltrow then allegedly fled, leaving Terry Sanderson unconscious. The Oscar-winning actress for “Shakespeare in Love” refuted these claims on Friday March 24 in court in Utah and even filed a complaint against the retiree. According to her, it was Terry Sanderson who had “clearly hit her on this ski slope”. Gwyneth Paltrow is only asking for $1 and paying her attorney’s fees.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, fashion icon at the helm
Apart from the pompous legal terms whose meaning we do not always understand, but especially the video extracts worthy of a telenovela circulating on TikTok, what fascinates us in this trial are the outfits imagined by Gwyneth Paltrow. How to keep a fashion icon like the actress, who revolutionized style in the 90s, from appearing “pretentious” (yes, to be at the head of a personal fortune of 200 million dollars) with her fancy outfits. Nor can she arrive at the trial with looks that are far too modest for her standard of living, under penalty of arousing suspicion and appearing dishonest in front of the jurors. A perilous fashion balance must then be established, analyzed and commented on by the entire international press.
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The “I am innocent” look
It’s quite an art to dress for a trial, according to the parade that Gwyneth Paltrow offers us. First criterion that we notice on all of its silhouettes: bet on sobriety. It goes without saying, but the actress understood that she shouldn’t dress in flashy prints, saturated colors and other colorful patterns. Thus, the actress seen in “The Politician” favored looks with elementary colors, soft and reassuring to the eye. The cuts of the clothes are straight and not exuberant. The materials are luxurious, of course, but are more a guarantee of quality than of “show off”. Thus, Gwyneth Paltrow wore comfortable knits, a khaki coat or an elegant and modern suit from the brands Brunello Cuccinelli, the Row or even Loro Piana. Labels that bet everything on the quality of their clothes without grafting logos and other flashy monograms. An excellent choice from Gwyneth Paltrow who contrasts with her lawyer, the flamboyant and now cult Kristin Van Orman, who fell in love with a baby blue suit that was anything but boilerplate. No doubt to put his complainant even more to his advantage… Unity is strength after all.
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Such a clever wink
We’ve known Gwyneth Paltrow for a while. The businesswoman is clever and has a sense of humor that no longer needs to be proven. So, to gently poke fun at the one who is suing her – remember that he is a retired optician – Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to wear glasses with a very old-school aesthetic. A model reminiscent of those of Jeffrey Dahmer, which inspired his great friend Ryan Murphy to produce the hit series “Dahmer”. And Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t the only celebrity to play with her look during a high-profile court case. In 2002, Winona Ryder was put on trial for shoplifting luxury clothing from Saks in Beverly Hills, much of it Marc Jacobs pieces. For his trial, the actress of “Edouard scissorhands” came dressed in… Marc Jacobs. More recently, it was Amber Heard who made people talk about her and her dressing room during her trial against Johnny Depp. Many observers claimed that she dressed similarly to Johnny Depp. A funny way to conduct a trial.