Look for ‘stunningly conventional’ gowns at Sunday’s Oscars

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This comes from our friends over at DnA:

The Oscars are this Sunday. And you can expect the usual breathless media coverage of the red carpet arrivals. But just how thrilling will they be? Not very, says Simon Doonan, who cautions that we shouldn’t expect any fashion surprises like Bjork showing up in a swan dress  or Cher in a diaphanous Bob Mackie outfit, as in yesteryear’s Academy Awards.

Doonan is Barneys “Creative Ambassador” and Slate.com contributor whose most recent book is The Asylum; he tells DnA there was a golden age in which high fashion made it from the runway onto the red carpet, and  actresses made their own fashion choices, sometimes delightfully zany and sometimes brilliantly stylish.

Listen to him discuss it all with his usual verve, in this interview.

More at DnA.