Fashion vs. Red Carpet: Industry Frets as Milan Collides With ’04 Oscars

Next Feb. 29, the Oscars will go head to head with that other major style event, Milan fashion week. Here’s the latest on the conflict.

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Getting the job done with the new schedule will take some adjustments, conceded Paster, whose roster this year has included Cate Blanchett and Marcia Gay Harden — both already receiving Oscar buzz. “I’m not new to this. I know the drill. But it would’ve been nice to first find out who actually is nominated, then see the [runway] shows, and then be able to pick the dresses,” said Paster. “I already started a month ago going straight to the designers and talking to them about making a dress. But I’m so superstitious — I don’t like to talk about dresses before the nominations. But we don’t have a choice. Start when the nominations happen in December? Sweetheart, that’s too late."
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