11:10 AM EST, December 12, 2012
Humiliated Anne Hathaway is speaking out about her major wardrobe malfunction.
"It was obviously an unfortunate incident," said Hathaway.
It happened at the premiere of Les Miserables in New York on Monday. As the actress got out of her car, the slit in her dress revealed far more than she intended. And no, she wasn't wearing underwear.
Hathaway woke up this morning to headlines like "The Devil Wore Nada" and "The Full Hathaway."
Barbara Walters said on The View, "What is the big deal about putting on underwear?"
The Today show's Matt Lauer tried to make light of the embarrassing photo, saying in an interview with Hathaway, "We've seen a lot of you lately."
The usually poised Oscar® nominee looked like a deer in headlights, but quickly recovered her composure.
Hathaway said, "I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment, and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it. And I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Miz, so let's get back to Les Miz."
Lauer said, "That's one of the most creative turns of a question I've ever heard."
Hathaway isn't the first famous woman to unintentially flash photographers while climbing out of a car. Who could forget those humiliating photos of Britney Spears.
We asked etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick to show our model the ladylike way to exit the backseat.
"One can get out of the car gracefully just by following a few steps. First of all, be on the edge of the seat by the door, ready to exit. Keep your knees together, legs together, and then swivel out over the side keeping your legs and knees together the entire time until you touch the pavement," said Napier-Fitzpatrick.
Anne Hathaway, for one, learned this lesson the hard way.