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Giorgio Armani, testimonial dresser for the 84th Annual Academy Awards

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GIORGIO ARMANI DRESSES 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS PARTICIPANTS
February 26, 2012 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Giorgio Armani will dress selected nominees, presenters and guests at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, as well as guests at various events surrounding the Oscars.  The show takes place on Sunday evening, February 26th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.  The Oscars will telecast live on ABC beginning at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET.
Presenter Penelope Cruz will wear a custom Giorgio Armani organza evening gown. The color of the dress is an ethereal combination of blue and grey that blends like a stormy sky. The look features dramatic off-the-shoulder straps and a fitted bodice. The waist is enveloped by a drape of fabric that cascades into gathered pleats, causing an understated, luminescent liquid effect.
Presenter Ellie Kemper, co-star of “Bridesmaids,” will wear an Armani Prive red hued evening gown, encrusted in scarlet, yellow and orange square pailletes creating the illusion of an abstract flaming fire. The strapless gown is fitted into a strong yet slender silhouette.
Roberta Armani will attend the ceremony in an Armani Prive bustier dress in black silk cady with a white silk insert covered in delicate floral printing. The square bodice contradicts the flowing bottom for an elegant silhouette.
Italian media star Simona Ventura will wear an Armani Prive black evening gown.  The color of the dress is a modern black metallic blend with tonal netting. The gown highlights an embroidered one shoulder along with a fitted silhouette that trails into a train.
Billy Crystal will reprise his role as host of the Oscars for the ninth time donning Giorgio Armani suiting.  He has selected multiple Made-to-Measure outfits that include traditional formal wear consisting of white tie and tails in wool and cashmere.  The vest and bow tie are produced in pique and the jacket lapels are trimmed in silk grosgrain.  Crystal will also wear a two button midnight blue wool and cashmere peak lapel tuxedo with a matching vest.  The look will be completed with a classic white evening shirt and a midnight blue satin bow tie.  He will attend the evening’s after parties wearing a Giorgio Armani four button double breasted wool jersey shawl collar evening jacket with velvet evening pants and a black evening shirt.
Nominee George Clooney will wear a classic Giorgio Armani tuxedo, with an evening shirt and a bow tie.
Nominee Martin Scorsese has selected a Giorgio Armani Made-to-Measure wool and cashmere double breasted shawl collar tuxedo with a classic black evening shirt and a bow tie. Scorsese is nominated in the Directing category for “Hugo.”
Dante Ferretti, nominated in the category of Art Direction for his work in “Hugo” will wear a Giorgio Armani two button peak lapel tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.
Martial Corneville is nominated in the category of Makeup for his work in “Albert Nobbs” and has selected a Giorgio Armani two button peak lapel tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.
Presenter Tom Cruise will wear a custom designed Giorgio Armani midnight blue one button wool and cashmere peak lapel tuxedo with a classic white evening shirt and a navy blue neck tie.
Attendee Martin Short will wear a Giorgio Armani wool and cashmere two button peak lapel tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.
Mark Foster from Foster the People will wear an Emporio Armani distressed aqua leather jacket when he performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party.
Several guests will also attend various Oscar night parties wearing Giorgio Armani:
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova will wear an Armani Prive long-sleeved champagne-colored jumpsuit, featuring a plunging V-neck and open back. The entire look is made with delicate netting and embroidered with silver detail, creating the illusion that the outfit is tailored onto the body.
Actress Jessica Weixler will wear a Giorgio Armani gold gown, featuring a deep V in the front with a rouched seam down the front. The dress is detailed with horizontal satin stripes.
San Francisco social influencer and philanthropist Vanessa Getty will wear an Armani Prive black evening gown, covered in sequins which are in turn covered with silk fringe, causing a muted yet edgy shimmer. The extreme form-fitting dress begins with one strap over the shoulder and is completed with a slight ruffle on the hip.
Vinessa Shaw will wear a Giorgio Armani black satin cocktail dress featuring a fringe trim with a silk panel dangling from the shoulder.
Sophie Winkleman, recently known for her role in “Two and a Half Men,” will wear a Giorgio Armani black satin sleeveless gown, featuring a low plunging scoop neck and a dramatic slit up the leg. The dress is detailed with three satin buttons on the side.
Ian Somerhalder will wear an Emporio Armani one button peak lapel tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.
Director Edoardo Ponti will wear a Giorgio Armani midnight blue microfiber double breasted tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.
Colton Haynes will wear an Emporio Armani one button peak lapel tuxedo with a classic evening shirt and a bow tie.

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