Oscar Profile: Top-Tier Dress Designers

by 4:12 PM PST, February 28, 2014
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From Angelina Jolie and Kristen Stewart to Viola Davis and Carrie Underwood, the stars steal the spotlight with their marquee looks and stunning style, but who are the professionals that ensure the stars look their absolute best? We profile the top-tier designers of the Oscars -- and how much their styles cost! Watch the video and share...

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Kristen Stewart made quite the entrance at last year's Oscars when she showed up limping, and designer Reem Acra made the dress for her featuring intricate hand-done crystal beading. The cost? Acra's gowns run from $5,000 to $100,000, and we think Kristin's dress was on the higher end. Other stars who reach for Reem Acra dresses include Viola Davis and Nicole Richie.

It's estimated that it costs $75,000 for the average Oscar star to walk the red carpet, factoring in the dress, hair, makeup, hotel suites and beauty treatments. But most of it is loaned, so soem stars actually pay nothing!

Watch the video for more creations by such designers as Badgley Mischka, David Meister and Romona Keveza!

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Be sure to tune in to TVGN Live with ET at the Oscars, on Sunday, March 2 at 5:00 PM ET/ 2:00 PM PT on TVGN for our live coverage from the Oscars red carpet. To find your channel go to For an interactive, second-screen experience, fans can engage with Shazam's mobile app while watching TVGN's live red carpet coverage to vote on fashion and get real-time feedback from ET's hosts!