East Bay designer hopes to shine on Oscar night

An Oakland fashion designer is one of nine up-and-coming designers vying to have their original gowns worn on Oscar night.
February 16, 2011 5:06:31 PM PST
An Oakland fashion designer is one of nine up-and-coming designers vying to have their original evening gowns worn on Oscar night.

Zoe Hong is taking part in the 'Oscar Designer Challenge 2011.' The other designers are from LA, New York and Chicago. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants the public to vote on which designer is the best.

The winning gown will be worn by one of the awards escorts that hand out the statues and the designer gets to attend the big show.

"When I was nine or 10 and I learned how to sew, I watched the Oscars and always thought, 'one day.' It's a dream come true," one of the contestants said.

The voting ends on Feb. 21. You can watch the 83rd Academy Awards show and all the red carpet fashion beginning at 5 p.m. right here on ABC7 on Sunday, Feb. 27.


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