"I wore the earrings and necklace when I got married to Brad in homage to my dad, as a way of keeping him there with us," the actress said in a recent interview

By Ashley Boucher
April 28, 2021 08:10 PM
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Gwyneth Paltrow is revealing the sweet story behind one of her most iconic outfits.

In a Vogue video published Wednesday, Paltrow, 48, looked back on her life through her style — but one outfit stood out as the "most famous": the bubblegum pink Ralph Lauren ballgown she wore to the 1999 Oscars.

To accessorize the dress, Paltrow wore diamond earrings and a matching choker necklace from Harry Winston to the ceremony, where she won Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare in Love.

"I had borrowed [these] Harry Winston earrings and necklace for the Oscars, and then after I won, my dad, as a present, surprised me with them," Paltrow explained to Vogue, getting emotional as she shared the story. "Now I'm gonna cry. So, that was very sweet."

Paltrow's father, Bruce Paltrow, died suddenly in Rome, Italy, just three years later of complications resulting from pneumonia.

The Goop founder told Vogue that she re-wore the sentimental jewels in her wedding to Brad Falchuk in 2018.

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Gwyneth Paltrow
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"And I wore the earrings and necklace when I got married to Brad in homage to my dad, as a way of keeping him there with us," she said, before dabbing her eyes and joking, "You guys made me cry, you dicks! I hate crying in public."

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Gwyneth Paltrow
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Last month, Paltrow looked back on her Oscars win during an appearance on the Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast, recalling how "overwhelming" the experience was.

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"In L.A., everybody was so supportive," she said. "I remember winning and feeling like the tide sort of turned and there was this feeling of when you have that much attention on you and that much energy, it was really, really overwhelming."

Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and her father Bruce
Gwyneth and Bruce Paltrow
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"I remember I was staying with my parents at their house in Santa Monica, and I just kind of hid for three weeks afterward," she said. "It was so intense. Lonely is the right word, it was really strange."

"It was the weirdest most surreal time," she continued. "You're also kind of embarrassed that you're nominated for an Oscar and you have imposter syndrome and you think, 'I can't even believe this is happening. I'm not even that good. Does everybody hate me?' "

"I was kind of like, 'Well, of course, I'm not going to win but it's kind of cool, too,' " she added.

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