Sigourney Weaver pulled an "Angelina Jolie" at the SAG Awards on Jan. 27. The "Avatar" actress wore her black satin Lanvin gown backwards for the awards ceremony on Sunday.
Weaver's floor-sweeping gown with asymmetrical hemline with ruffled trims has a deep v-neck plunging neckline when worn properly from front-to-back. The low neckline may have been too much for the "Aliens" actress so she went with the option of flaunting her back instead of her chest.
Exactly four years ago this week, Jolie wore a cobalt blue floor-length Max Azria gown backwards to the 2009 SAG Awards. According to her stylist, it was to make the dress appear more "blouson." Jen Rade told US Weekly that the concept of putting the dress on the "Tomb Raider" actress from back-to-front was to make the material "blouse" fit loosely over the fitted waistband. The style concept also showed off Jolie's tattoos on her back.
Jolie may have started a backwards dress trend in 2009. The following year, "Les Miserables" actress Amanda Seyfried wore her Bodyamr dress backward when she attended the 'Mother and Child" premiere in Los Angeles. The back of the dress featured a solid ruby tone in satin fabric with an extended gold zipper and the front of the dress has a black and white mural print.
"The X Factor" judge and former Disney star Demi Lovato jumped on the trend. In 2011 Lovato wore her ruby Roland Mouret gown back-to-front at the 2011 Latin Grammys. While the look provided the low, plunging neckline to flaunt her cleavage, the loose fit placed ithe style on worst-dressed lists.
Weaver is gearing up for shooting the sequel for "Avatar." "Avatar 2" will arrive in theaters in 2015. Last summer, Weaver starred in USA's "Political Animals" where she played a Hillary Clinton-inspired role for the smallscreen series.