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Thursday, February 25, 2010
2010 Academy Awards Fashion Show
Image: Todd Wawrychuk / © 2010 A.M.P.A.S.

Nine Fashion Designers In Oscar Challenge

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - The 2010 82nd Academy Awards Fashion Show was held in Beverly Hills, California on February 23, 2010 as part of the pre-show activity for the Academy Awards Oscars Show. It was a chance for the nine selected designers (see photo) to present their collections, with one of the designers to be chosen through online voting as the designer whose gown is worn by a Los Angeles based model selected to present the Oscar statuettes to the winners during the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday March 7, 2010.

The nine designers and models were chosen by Oscar Fashion Coordinator Patty Fox and an advisory committee of the Academy Awards. The event is called "Oscars Designer Challenge 2010" and the voting is open to anyone over 18 through the {} web site. Appearing in the photo (from left to right - first row) are designers: Rania Salibi (Phoenix, AZ); Phong Hong (Los Angeles, CA); Oliver Tolentino (Los Angeles, CA); Oday Shakar (Los Angeles, CA); Kelsy Zimba (New York, NY); Ivy Higa (New York, NY); Fernanda Carneiro (Los Angeles, CA); Elda De La Rosa (Chicago, IL); and Ari Sheuhmelian (Los Angeles, CA). The Los Angeles based models presenting at the Academy Awards Fashion Show are (from left to right - back row): Jenna, Danielle, Talesha, Bianca, Morgan, Tanisha, Martinique, Christine, and Candace.

The ABC Television Network will announce the winning designer at the "Oscars Red Carpet... 2010" live arrivals show which will air as a pre-Academy Awards show at 5 PM Pacific Time on March 7, 2010. The 2010 82nd Academy Awards will be televised live to a global audience of over 200 countries from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California starting 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.

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