You'd think that the point of wearing expensive, high-quality designer dresses is that they wouldn't rip like cheaper clothes.

And yet somehow celebs' dresses always seem to be malfunctioning, from straps detaching to fabric splitting. Anne Hathaway is the latest victim, suffering a dress malfunction before she hit the red carpet at the 2013 BAFTAs.

"I was getting ready for the BAFTAS and I was wearing this beautiful dress," Hathaway told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday. "This dress has been custom-made for me by this designer and designed with me in mind." [Ed. note: By whom, Anne? By whom??]

Alas, those pesky zippers: The thing broke as Hathaway was getting zipped up. So after a botched sewing attempt and some deliberating, Anne's team gave up and put the actress in the sleek, black Burberry gown we eventually saw on the red carpet.

You'd think Anne would be more prepared for such wardrobe malfunctions. Her dress strap ripped at the Critics' Choice Awards, her SAG Awards dress didn't zip up properly and then there was that famous no-underwear moment from her "Les Miserables" premiere.

You poor thing, Anne. Promise you'll keep all your undergarments on and your clothing intact at the Oscars?

WATCH:

Anne's eventual BAFTAs dress:

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Malfunctions that unfortunately were seen by everyone:

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  • Amal Fashanu February 2013

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  • Brittny Gastineau October 2012

    (Xposurephotos)

  • Jennifer Lopez October 2012

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  • Joanna Krupa October 2012

    (Pacific Coast News)

  • Sofia Vergara, September 2012

    (Twitter/WhoSay photos)

  • Emma Watson September 2012

    (Splash News)

  • Amy Heidemann of Karmin, September 2012

  • Demi Lovato, July 2012

    (AP photo)

  • Jennifer Lopez, July 2012

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Nicki Minaj, August 2012

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  • Gloria Glovan, June 2012

  • Sharon Stone, June 2012

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  • Lindsay Lohan, June 2012

    (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Lisa Rinna, June 2012

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  • Melody Thornton, April 2012

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  • Demi Lovato, September 2011

  • Charlotte Kemp, September 2011

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  • Ellie Kemper, February 2012

  • Lydia Bright, July 2011

  • Lady Gaga, June 2011

    (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Lady Gaga, May 2011

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  • Milla Jovovich, March 2011

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Monica Bellucci, February 2011

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Pamela Anderson, February 2011

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Hayden Panettiere, January 2011

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  • Cher, December 2010

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Venus Williams, July 2010

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Tila Tequila, May 2010

  • Kim Kardashian, March 2010

    (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Katherine Heigl, March 2010

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  • Kate Moss, August 2009

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Micha Barton, September 2008

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Brad Pitt, January 2009

  • Lily Allen, July 2008

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Victoria Beckham, April 2007

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Lindsay Lohan, January 2007

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  • Minka Kelly, October 2007

    (Pacific Coast News photo)

  • Paris Hilton, May 2006

    (Fame Flynet photo)

  • Naomi Watts, July 2002

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  • Cara Kilbey Narrowly Avoids a Wardrobe Malfunction

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