We obviously don’t get to attend every single show at New York Fashion Week — it would kill us, and we don’t know how half those Vogue staffers do it; seriously, Meredith Melling-Burke must drink a lot of Red Bull — but of those we do see, there are often some very pretty gowns that make us wonder which starlets will turn up in them at the Oscars. So I figured, hey, it’s Thursday, the Oscars are this weekend, and I’m desperate to enjoy my last fleeting moments of sanity… Let’s eat some low-stress eye-candy.
Ergo, I plucked a bunch of the dresses we saw at Fashion Week (emphasis on we saw; I thought about looking at all the shows we didn’t go to, but then my head went numb), and — even though they’re up against impossibly stiff competition from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Armani, Balenciaga, et al — I invite you to speculate on whether any of them will make it on to the red carpet at the Kodak on Sunday. Quick turnaround from the runway? Yep, but it’s happened before. In the case of a lot of these, we hope it happens again.