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Chicagoan Borris Powell Designs Oscar Dress


Borris Powell Designs Oscar Dress

Designer Borris Powell with his winning Oscar Designer Challenge Dress (Image source: Chicago Now)

Congratulations to Chicago designer Borris Powell! He won the Oscar Designer Dress Challenge. Did you vote for his winning design? Valentino told Borris that he liked Borris’ design — how cool is that?!


Rock The Oscar Vote For Chicago Designers

It’s election time in Chicago. Not the mayoral race, but the Oscar race. More specifically, the Oscars Designer Challenge 2011 where nine up-and-coming designers are vying to have their original gown worn by an Academy Awards escort on the red carpet Oscar night, February 27.

Among the nine designers are three from Chicago! Miriam Cecilia Carlson, James De Colon and Borris Powell.

Miriam Cecilia Carlson Oscar Designer Dress Challenge 2011 James De Colon Oscar Dress Challenge 2011 Borris Powell Oscar Designer Dress Challenge 2011

Rounding out the rest of the competitors are: Angela Avanesyan, Los Angeles; Katelyn Bischof, New York; Octavio Carlin, Los Angeles; Zoe Hong, Oakland, California;  Natalia Romano, Los Angeles; and Clay Sadler, Los Angeles.

To vote, go to the Oscar site, look through the individual designer clips at the bottom of the page and vote for your favorite. Voting is open through 1:59 p.m. Tuesday. So, do the Chicago thing: Vote early and vote often!

The winning design will be announced first during “Oscars Red Carpet Live.”

Also beginning on February 16, “Oscars Designer Challenge: Behind the Dress,” a Web series documenting the competition, will be viewable on Oscar.com daily through February 20.  A recap episode with an interview with the winner will be viewable on February 28.

Previous participants included Chicagoan Maria Pinto.

Image source: L.A. Times Online

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