Gwyneth Paltrow's ridiculously silly Emmys walk, explained

It turns out there’s an explanation for Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculously dainty walk that took the 2019 Emmy Awards (and the internet) by storm on Sunday. 

It looked as though the actor was barely able to take half a stride as she crossed the stage to present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the show, and some on social media said Paltrow seemed to be trying to “keep that jade egg in place.”  

Paltrow’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, has explained the peculiar promenade ― and blamed it on Paltrow’s vintage Valentino dress. 

“That’s because in 1963 there were no back slits! It was not that she was having this fabulous walk, which she already has,” Saltzman told The Hollywood Reporter of the gorgeous, black-and-white gown. 

“In order to keep the dress authentic, I didn’t want to change Mr. Valentino’s design,” Saltzman added. 

Though the Ministry of Silly Walks hasn’t yet come forward to claim responsibility for the Goop founder’s gait, it will likely live on in internet infamy.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image is a retransmission) Zendaya attends the 71st Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Emilia Clarke attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mj Rodriguez attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Naomi Watts attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kerry Washington attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Greta Lee attends IMDb LIVE After the Emmys Presented by CBS All Access on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Taraji P. Henson attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Laverne Cox attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Viola Davis attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: L-R: Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend FOXS LIVE EMMY RED CARPET ARRIVALS during the 71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS airing live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (7:00-8:00 PM ET live/4:00-5:00 PM PT live) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kathryn Newton attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Regina King attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Jameela Jamil attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ego Nwodim attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Gail Simmons attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Niecy Nash attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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As will Natasha Lyonne’s awkward Emmys clap, which dethroned the previous awkward clap champion, Nicole Kidman. 

Kidman was chided for clapping like a seal at the 2017 Oscars. A viewer of this year’s Emmys, however, described Lyonne’s clap as more of a “snowflake,” as every motion looked different. 

Kidman finally offered up an excuse for her clap, saying she didn’t want to damage jewelry she was wearing. 

“It was really awkward and I was like ‘Gosh, I want to clap, I don’t want to not be clapping, which would be worse, right?’” she told Australian radio show Kyle & Jackie O at the time. “It was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own but was absolutely gorgeous and I was terrified of damaging it.”

We can’t wait to see what Lyonne says. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend FOXS LIVE EMMY RED CARPET ARRIVALS during the 71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS airing live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (7:00-8:00 PM ET live/4:00-5:00 PM PT live) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 02: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk attend a promotional party for Netflix's "The Politician" at a private home on August 2, 2019 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 02: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk speak in the theater at a promotional party for Netflix's "The Politician" at a private home on August 2, 2019 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Ryan Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Happy Valentine’s Day to all especially @bradfalchuk ❤️
Thank you @mrrpmurphy for the most incredible evening to celebrate our ❤️. There will never be adequate words to express our gratitude. @giambattistavalliparis I will never get over my gorgeous dress. @georgieeisdell thank you. @hairbylorenzomartin thank you. @teamsaltzman thank you. Thank you to all of our amazing true and dear friends who came to support us. We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. And most of all thank you @bradfalchuk for the true happiness.
Green lagoon @costapalmas
Last episode of Stranger Things on a lazy Saturday. 🔥😱
Happy birthday, handsome
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are seen on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are seen on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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