Natalie Portman And Debra Messing’s Dress Mess

Natalie Portman may not be connected to the Reese Witherspoon dress scandal after all. However, she’s apparently involved in a Chanel dress scandal of her own. Is it all in the broach?

Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that Portman’s so-called “vintage” black lace Chanel frock worn to Monday’s Golden Globe Awards is another recent repeat. Embarrassingly, the same strapless Chanel frock may have been worn by Debra Messing to the 12th Annual Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards back in 2001.

How could this happen? Is it really the same dress? No clue. And it’s too late to reach the Chanel PR folks at this late hour (almost 7 p.m. PST on Thursday).

No doubt they’re all home, heavily medicated (two Tylenol PMs) after a horrible day of apologizing to Witherspoon’s camp for giving the actress the same dress worn by Kirsten Dunst to the 2003 Globe post parties and calling it vintage.

But if this Portman/Messing report turns out to be accurate, it’s fairly safe to say that heads will roll — Marie Antoinette style — soon at Chanel’s corporate headquarters.

Will celebrities ever wear Chanel again?

First Reese, now Natalie? Mon dieu! [Styles and Scenes]

UPDATE: And it was also worn by Kirsten Dunst! Chanel loves the Dunst!