After creating my first Oscars red carpet wish list I realized: 1) It was really fun, and 2) There are so many amazing gowns out there and Hollywood stylists aren't being pushy enough with their clients. Or are the actresses afraid of overly dramatic frocks and being subject to the red carpet critics? I think Jay Manuel and Debbie Matenopoulos don't know squat about who's wearing what on the red carpet. Don't listen to them, starlets, listen to me, and Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld and the Rodarte sisters. It's the Oscars, it's your time to shine, so shine brightly, as Cate would in this white frothy Armani Prive with streaming jeweled detailing.
There's lots more! To see my selections for America Ferrera, Marion Cotillard, Cameron Diaz, Diane Kruger and Katie Holmes , read more
(America: Blumarine Fall '08; Marion: Rodarte Fall '08; Cameron: Derek Lam Fall '08; Diane Kruger: Armani Prive Spring '08; Katie Holmes: Chanel Couture Spring '08)