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- September 23, 2002
- Vol. 58
- No. 13
8 Shocking Moments of the Year
These Were the Looks, the Locks and the Lapses in Judgment That Drew Double Takes and Set Off the Style Alarms.
Ditching her ringlets, the Oxford student turned international ingenue with dramatic makeup, a sleek new do—and sleek new pals Gwynnie and Madonna—at Versace's Paris show in January. "I'm a bit dazzled by it all," she said.
2 Brad Pitt's Hermit Moment
"It's past the prickly part," said a grateful Jennifer Aniston of the beard her husband grew for a much-delayed film. In August (above) he accessorized with beads.
3 Reading Julia Roberts
America's sweetheart sent out a cryptic message in March thought to be aimed at Vera Steimberg and her rumored refusal to grant a quick divorce to estranged husband Danny Moder so Roberts could marry him.
4 Winona Ryder's T Plea
The Girl, Interrupted star graced June's W in the tongue-in-chic T-shirt that hit the streets after she was arrested for allegedly shoplifting nearly $4,800 worth of goods from L.A.'s Saks Fifth Avenue.
5 Gwyneth's Gothic Horror
Paltrow's Oscar-night concoction—Alexander McQueen's sheer tulle, Heidi's hairdo, Elvira's eyeliner and her own unflattering slouch—was "unforgivable," said designer Randolph Duke. Viewers agreed.
6 Tom Cruise Braces Himself
Behind the megawatt smile, "I couldn't close my mouth properly," said the Minority Report star, still toothsome to the vast majority of fans despite bite-correcting braces put on in January. (They come off this mouth.)
7 Matt Lauer: Hair Today
... gone tomorrow, as he proved by getting a buzz cut in June. "I am just trying to beat Mother Nature to the punch," said the balding a.m. host.
8 Lagerfeld Loses It
Looking more like the models, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, 64, showed off his 92-lb. weight loss at his July show by wearing Chanel women's jeans. Why the diet? "I wanted to feel 20 again," he said.
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