Q&A: ESTEE STANLEY
What's your best red-carpet moment?
Ever? How do you pick? I would have to say when I dressed Penelope Cruz in the blush pink Versace gown that she wore to the Oscars in 2007.
What are common mistakes one can make dressing a celebrity?
One would be not dressing age-appropriately. Lately, I feel like some of the girls look too mature for their age.
How do you make and maintain relationships with major fashion designers?
I think most of us have specific designers that we love working with over and over again. For me, I love Giambattista Valli, and Jessica Biel wears him all the time. He makes fun, fashionable, sexy clothes that always look good on her. The same goes for Lea Michele and Oscar de la Renta. It's just a good fit. Her blue Oscar de la Renta at the 2010 SAGs was memorable.
What makes a great Oscar dress?
Color, something different than the norm. Doing something spectacular is very important. Everyone is waiting to see something great. That's the night to do it, so do it.