"I never go shopping," Roberts admitted at the annual InStyle Awards Monday night at the Getty Center, where the Oscar winner received the Style Icon award from the magazine.
But it was the "Notting Hill" screenwriter, Richard Curtis, who launched the most iconic fashion news of the night.
"I remember when we did 'Notting Hill', we came to the most important scene in the movie, which is when she tries to win over Hugh Grant," Curtis said as he introduced her. "And at the beginning of the day she did not like the clothes she had chosen." She said: "This must be a scene about someone who is normal, and this is a disguise." So she said: "I believe What I will do is use what I wore at work, so the cardigan, skirt and flip flops that she is wearing are the ones Julia wore when she got to her car. "
"I think of my icons, and I'm afraid of everyone," Curtis added. "Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando and John Lennon, I know they would despise me." He added: "But Julia is really nice, it's not scary."
Roberts, who brought his 11-year-old son Henry, as his date, went on to discredit the myth of celebrity style. "When you are popular and tall, you only have these incredibly smart people who come to your house with amazing things, and this award is for being as good as saying:" Oh, I believe that one ", the next "Ben is back", said the star, to laughter.
Twinning Julia Roberts and her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, wore purple Givenchy suits for the InStyle Awards. (Photo: Rich Fury, Getty Images)
Roberts' stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, took home the Stylist of the Year award, with Stewart and Roberts twinning in the same Givenchy outfits for the occasion.
"Julia, I think that's called a misstep, of all the things you could have taken," insults Rebel Wilson (another Stewart client), when Roberts laughed.
Within the chic event, Roberts spoke with Jennifer Aniston, who was there to present her stylist, Chris McMillan, with the Stylist of the Year award.
Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller, who created the Duchess Meghan wedding dress this year, also attended and named her the InStyle designer of the year. The designer offered for the "incredible" women gathered to juggle an intense professional and family life.
"It keeps the conversation going and we can do it all," he said. "I'm trying to give an example to my girls, and also to all the girls around the world who can do it with solidarity and elegance."
Also honored were Jeff Goldblum (Man of Style), stylist Karla Welch (Voice of Style), James Kaliardos (Makeup Artist of the Year) and Constance Wu (Reebok's Bada Woman Award).
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