Painful Admissions: Without Hooker Heels And Make-Up, Gwyneth Paltrow Is Still A Knockout

We’ve given Gwyneth Paltrow some flack lately for her sudden determination to vamp up her prim and proper image using everything from dominatrix footwear to bizarre backless jumpsuits but, with the need to promote Iron Man no longer an issue, the mother of Hollywood’s most promising cross-dressing duo is back to basics. And as it turns out, all those goopy mascara-drenched lashes and see-through mini-dresses pale in comparison to the makeup-free, covered up version of Gwyneth 1.0. In these photos, taken over the weekend at a party in the Hamptons, see why the Madonna make-out partner should give up the hooker heels for good and stick to (painful as it may be to admit) her lucky genetic makeup-free makeup:

Painful Admissions: Without Hooker Heels And Make-Up, Gwyneth Paltrow Is Still A Knockout


Attending a charity dinner hosted by huggy bear and lovable eccentric extraordinaire Barry Sonnenfeld, Paltrow ditched her splashy call girl aesthetic in favor of a simple baggy black dress and according to that incredibly silly quote-heavy Brit tab we rarely trust but always adore, The Mirror, "despite the mouth-watering dinner most of the guys spent the night feasting their eyes on her." Okay, it's more than plausible that the new and improved Gwyneth caught a few glances from male attendees, but nobody except the annoyingly and totally unrealistically articulate self-obsessives of Dawson's Creek speaks like this. That aside, we're tempted to officially join Team Gwyneth in lieu of her return to makeup-free living, especially after noticing her favorite accessory, a glass of red, in her hand amid a display of water bottles.

[Photo credits: Splash via Celebitchy, FilmMagic]