Gwyneth Paltrow was named the World's Most Beautiful Woman this week.
And, for the sake of this 40-year old actress, it's a good thing People bestowed such an honor prior to last night's Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3.
Because we have a feeling Paltrow would have taken herself out of the running with this monstrosity of a dress. Check it out from various angles now:
Perhaps there was a method to this fashion madness, however.
It will certainly distract folks from Gwyneth's poorly review, expensive gluten free recipes cookbook.
Click on each photo above for a larger version and react now: What do you think of the outfit?