Q&A: GEORGE KOTSIOPOULOS
What's your best red-carpet moment?
I dressed Freida Pinto, Dev Patel and the different ages of kids from Slumdog Millionaire for the Academy Awards. All the kids flew in from India, and it was great.
When you see a dress on a runway, how do you know what works and what a client will like?
You want what's going to show off the body, you want good color and you have to take into account that actresses are not models and have to be dressed accordingly. I always like things that have a little unusual quality to them. I like a little whimsy.
What makes a great Oscar dress?
Something that is equally pleasing to the fashion crowd and to Middle America. You have to be fashionable and cutting edge and sexy and also consider something that the average woman will find beautiful and the guy will find desirable. Freida Pinto's electric blue lace Dior was perfect.