September 28, 2005

Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz “bag ladies” -Valentino

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood actresses Julia Roberts and
Cameron Diaz look like bag ladies compared with the glamorous
stars of the past, fashion designer Valentino said in an
interview with a German newspaper published on Wednesday.

"Today you see Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz running
around looking unkempt in jogging trousers, they look like bag
ladies, like homeless people. In the past you never saw that,"
Valentino was quoted as saying by weekly paper Die Zeit.

"In the past, actresses had to commit in their contracts to
appear in public like stars when they left their homes," added
the Italian, who dresses actress Gwyneth Paltrow and is often
seen with her at red-carpet events like the Venice film

Valentino made his name in the 1960s and designed the
wedding dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for her marriage to
Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

He still designs for the Valentino fashion group which was
split from the textile holdings of its former parent company
Marzotto earlier this year.