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Gwyneth Paltrow, Antonio Berardi

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Gwyneth Paltrow may have felt a little humiliated by her much buzzed about Antonio Berardi dress, but the British fashion designer behind the head-turning frock thought the actress commanded the commando look perfectly!

"Gwyneth manages to bridge the gap of glamour and modernity," Berardi told E! News of the Goop gal, who hit the Iron Man 3 premiere in a gown from his AW13 collection. "She makes things look iconic!"

Indeed, we doubt any starlet could have pulled off the racy frock, which featured sultry sheer side panels that showed off the star's toned legs and derriere, with as much grace as Paltrow. But if you ask Berardi, who found his inspiration for the design from architect Oscar Niemeyer, part of the dress' appeal is that it's subtly sexy.

"I adore the side panels in this dress—they make everything a suggestion; just a flash of a curve, and a hint of leg movement, embodying sensuality without any vulgarity," Beradi said.

Still, it doesn't hurt to have the recently crowned Most Beautiful Woman in the world show off your creation. 

What do you think Antonio's design?

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