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London-based Saltzman got her start working at Giorgio Armani in 1985, went on to style shoots at American Vogue and Vanity Fair (where she’s still a contributing editor) and has been dressing VIP client Paltrow for the past several years.
“An Oscar dress is about style, elegance and comfort,” says Saltzman. Paltrow’s flawless ivory Tom Ford cap-sleeve dress with matching cape at the Oscars, the night’s best look according to some fashion critics, possessed all those qualities.
“Tom Ford designed a masterpiece for G.P. — the Anna Hu diamond cuff rocked the look to perfection, and I wish I could buy the amazing double-finger flower ring,” says Saltzman. “Actually, I wish I could buy the body to rock the whole look.”
Saltzman loves putting the svelte, yoga-toned actress in plunging necklines and leggy minidresses. Paltrow wore a black Stella McCartney gown with cutout details to the Grammys, a sheer Emilio Pucci midriff-baring top and skirt to the Emmys and a daring green sequined Elie Saab dress with a revealing neckline at the Bambi awards in Germany.
A little more demure but every bit as head-turning was the nude backless Prada gown with a big bow at the Contagion premiere in Venice. “I don’t play games,” says Saltzman. “I usually only pick three dresses to choose from, so I don’t waste the designer’s time or mine.”
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