Anne Hathaway admits her bad Oscars dress was a last-minute decision

The always-beautiful Anne Hathaway was perhaps one of the most anticipated red carpet arrivals at Sunday night's Oscars...but when she showed up in an ill-fitting, pale pink Prada dress, critics immediately took note. But apparently, the gown wasn't the Best Supporting Actress winner's first choice; it was actually a last-minute substitution to avoid an awkward situation.

The dress, which had sort of "head-lighting" effect and an unusual back, landed Hathaway on many worst-dressed lists (including ours). Which is why few will be surprised by the appology Hathaway issued to People magazine yesterday.

"It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans," the 30-year-old explained.

So whose dress was it similar to? Speculations range, but it's hard not to see the similarities between the dress (People has a picture) and the Alexander McQueen gown that co-star Amanda Seyfried was praised for. Others have

Hathaway, who has a long-standing relationship with Valentino, changed for her onstage performance of a medley of songs from "Les Misrables," but put the Prada back on for the remainder of the show. She later changed again for the afterparty, into a drapey Saint Lauren gown that was custom-made.

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