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Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her unusual walk at the Emmys

The star paid a visit to TODAY and revealed what was really behind her "shimmying" strut.
/ Source: TODAY

Gwyneth Paltrow may have dazzled in vintage couture at the 2019 Emmy Awards earlier this week, but her kooky entrance onstage confused a lot of viewers.

Wearing a stunning 1963 Valentino gown, the "Politician" star raised eyebrows — and inspired internet memes galore — when she hiked up one side of her gown and strutted in quick, tiny steps across the stage to present the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

But the Oscar winner doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

Gwyneth Paltrow caused an internet sensation with her unusual entrance across the stage at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday.Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images

On Thursday morning, Paltrow sat down with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie, who noted that, as far as she was concerned, the actress' "shimmying" strut didn't look too unusual.

"I think I looked pretty normal, too," Paltrow nodded with a grin. "I don't totally get it."

But the 46-year-old conceded that the gorgeous garment, which featured a sheer black top and a white metallic skirt, didn't offer her full range of movement.

"There was no slit in the back of the dress," she explained of the classic couture gown. "So I didn't want to chop a slit in it."

Paltrow's comments were similar to ones made by her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, the morning after television's biggest bash.

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The Oscar winner's vintage Valentino gown may have been glamorous, but its lack of a back slit made it tough for the actress to walk.Rich Polk / Getty Images

"In 1963 there were no back slits! It was not that she was having this fabulous walk, which she already has. In order to keep the dress authentic, I didn’t want to change Mr. Valentino’s design," Saltzman told the Hollywood Reporter.

Paltrow wanted to wear the striking dress, which also featured flowing tulle pieces on its sleeves, to honor her friend, legendary designer Valentino Garavani, Saltzman added.

"It was a fun way to put our nod towards wearing your clothes more than once, to honor a very dear friend, and to look like a billion dollar babe!” the stylist shared.

The Goop founder attended the ceremony to support her producer hubby Brad Falchuk, 48, whose groundbreaking show "Pose" was nominated for best drama series — and ended up inspiring hilarious memes with her quirky gait.

"I want to be Gwyneth Paltrow trying to walk across the #Emmys stage for Halloween," one fan joked.

Another called Paltrow's now legendary entrance "the best performance of the night."