All products featured on GRAZIA are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, GRAZIA may earn an affiliate commission.
The world knows Gwyneth Paltrow for her Academy Award-winning acting prowess, as the founder and CEO of wellness and lifestyle brand Goop, and even as a devotee of rectal ozone therapy and the bone broth (yep, you read that right). But recently, Paltrow garnered attention for a completely different reason. The star was in court for colliding with a man on the ski slopes at Deer Valley Resort in Utah in February 2016. After retired optometrist Terry Sanderson brought litigation against Paltrow, she countersued for $1 and legal fees. Nothing short of a spectacle, the trial came to a close on Thursday when the jury unanimously sided with Paltrow and found her not liable for the accident.
The legal proceedings have garnered a ton of online fascination, with many noting that the unorthodox testimony could have come straight out of a soap opera — but Paltrow’s exemplary courtroom wardrobe stole the show as well.
Each day, she arrived sporting neutral tones in luxe fabrics, embodying the timeless trends of “stealth wealth” or “quiet luxury.” These buzzy terms have been thrown around more often lately, thanks in part to the newly released fourth season of the HBO smash hit series Succession, and represents subdued, streamlined style, foregoing any obvious logos or statement-making pieces.
Paltrow has been more pared-back than other celebrity courtroom looks. Martha Stewart and Cardi B carried Hermès Birkin bags, while Winona Ryder notably wore a Marc Jacobs dress when she was on trial for allegedly shoplifting Marc Jacobs garments. Paltrow’s refined wardrobe has included classic pieces from labels like The Row, Proenza Schouler, and of course, Paltrow’s own G. Label by Goop.
Before we break down each look, let’s catch up to speed on the courtroom proceedings. Sanderson sued Paltrow for a minimum of $300,000, claiming the actress “recklessly” crashed into him on the beginner Bandana Run of the resort. According to Sanderson, the collision allegedly caused him severe brain injuries and four broken ribs, negatively affecting his quality of life. Paltrow has denied the claim and is countersued for $1 plus legal fees, alleging it was Sanderson who crashed into her and winning the case.
Throughout the proceedings, certain moments, like Paltrow’s facial expressions, discussions of her friendship with Taylor Swift and her banter with Sanderson’s attorney Kristin VanOrman, have gone viral. But Paltrow’s pristinely posh ensembles are worthy of a second look.
For the first day of the legal proceedings, Paltrow wore a cream-colored knit turtleneck with balloon cuffed three-quarter-length sleeve, under an olive green double-breasted long-line coat, both from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s luxury label The Row. The actress teamed her ensemble with wide-leg brown trousers, lace-up brown lug-soled Celine boots and Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.
Paltrow showed up on day two in an ivory Bennett Belted Crewneck Cardigan from her brand G. Label by Goop with layered gold jewelry from Foundrae, including a chunky chain necklace. The star carried a brown leather Celine Big Bag that has since been discontinued by the luxury label.
The Shakespeare in Love actress adorned a monochromatic charcoal gray pantsuit for her third day in court. Paltrow wore her doubled-breasted blazer over a matching rib-knit gray tank, with layered gold necklaces, including a custom Heart Love Token from Foundrae. The Goop founder carried a green Mountain Valley glass bottle and a light blue Smythson journal.
Platrow chose a head-to-toe Prada look to take the stand. The Royal Tenenbaums star wore a dark navy collared henley polo sweater with a mid-length navy skirt, dark tights and black leather chunky lug-soled boots from the Italian fashion house. The actress wore her platinum blonde tresses in loose, glossy waves to testify in court.
Paltrow attended court on Tuesday in a pastel blush pink Camila Bow Blouse from Goop’s G. Label, teamed with black leather trousers from Proenza Schouler White Label. The actress plucked the same brown Celine boots she wore to the first day of court from her wardrobe to complete the ensemble, wearing her bright blonde strands straightened with a middle part.
On the final day of the proceedings, Paltrow wore a look reminiscent of the now-iconic red velvet pantsuit by Tom Ford for Gucci that she wore to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. She arrived in a deep blue velvet double-breasted blazer over a blue and white pinstripe button-down dress shirt, teamed with khaki-colored corduroy trousers.
Read the new GRAZIA Gazette: Spring Fashion edition: