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Runway to Reality

March 19, 1998|JOANNA DENDEL

AND THE WINNER IS . . .

With the Oscars just around the corner, everyone is getting ready to see what gowns the stars will wear as they walk down the red carpet. Get ready for beaded, sequined and embroidered slip dresses as the winner's choice.

THE WINNING LOOK ... TOTAL: $16,000

Italian designer Giorgio Armani dresses more stars on Oscar night than anyone else. Who knows who might show up wearing this stunning, silver beaded silk chiffon slip dress from his spring couture collection? He might loan one to Helen, Jodie or Nicole, but if you want to buy it, the price tag is an unbelievable $16,000. One of these magnificent creations will be shipped from Milan to the Giorgio Armani boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Just in time for Monday night.

THAT LOOK FOR LESS ... TOTAL: $495

If you're going to a black-tie event and want a slip dress embellished with sequins, beading and embroidery, there will be lots of choices at all price levels in stores soon. This gray silk chiffon slip dress with a floral sequin and embroidered pattern is from Los Angeles designer Holly Ross, for her Duchess label. It will be available in May at Atmosphere in the Beverly Center in Los Angeles for $495.

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