"It's been a while since anyone's worn a cape except for Superman," she says of the Tom Ford creation

By Kristin Boehm
Updated March 01, 2012 07:00 PM
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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.

Paltrow concedes, though, that the cape was all Tom Ford’s idea – and daughter Apple did have a say, too. “My daughter loves a fashion moment,” said Paltrow. “She weighs in very heavily.”

Paltrow got more assistance Thursday, but this time in the kitchen from good friend and Chew co-host Chef Mario Batali, who helped her whip up a personal chicken and dumplings recipe. The episode airs Friday, March 2, at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.