If you want to know what nominees, and presenters will be wearing Oscar night, you have to go to ground zero. I don’t mean the designers, they are too wed to their celebrity friends to reveal any secrets. No, I mean the soldiers on the ground, the seamstresses, dry cleaners, and messengers charged with toting, fetching, and primping gowns for their moment in the spotlight. There are only a handful of dry cleaners in Hollywood that know what to do with couture, and I just visited one of them. After dropping off my Falguni & Shane Peacock confection for a little sprucing after our NYFW appearance, the lovely lady behind the counter shared a little Oscar scoop. It seems a recently announced presenter was in their shop earlier today trying on her red dress. The dress was newly altered, and just needed a little “freshening up” for Sunday’s red carpet walk. Judging by the expression on my dry-cleaning friend’s face, there was more than a little drama involved. Hmmm, could it be Scarlett Johansson? Since her jaw-dropping Valentino moment at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards, everybody knows she’s a girl who can handle her reds.
Seeing Red... Oscar Gowns
If it's scoop you want, head straight for ground zero