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How Oscar and Armani Couture Collided: 'The Help's' Jessica Chastain on Her Best Supporting Actress Nomination

The actress heard the news about her Academy Award nomination while sitting front row at the designer's Paris fashion show.

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Jessica Chastain was already having a pretty good Tuesday, sitting in the front row at Giorgio Armani's Paris Couture Collection: she'd been flown to the City of Lights in Armani's private jet and put up in a swank hotel for her visit.

Then her cell phone rang -- and things got even better -- when she received the news of her Oscar nomination for her role in "The Help."

Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani took a cell phone snap of Chastain's excited reaction and posted it on her Twitter feed. Meanwhile, everyone sitting near Chastain, including Cameron Diaz and Roberta Armani, applauded the news.

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The actress was attending the runway collection with her personal stylist Elizabeth Stewart, whose other fashion powerhouse acting client, Cate Blanchett, is another Armani lover.

It would not be a far-fetched idea to put money on Chastain wearing an Armani couture design to the Oscars. Odds are looking good that a colorful gown by the designer is in the works for the rising star.

Chastain is tiny enough for a ready-to-wear sample size. We're sure she'll find something magnificent on the runway, or that Armani's team will make her something in whatever color she wants.

What do you think?

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