A representative for Victoria Beckham has confirmed that the designer has had 'requests in from stylists for the Oscars, but as our team is so small we don't have the opportunity to custom make dresses like the bigger fashion houses. Nor do we have the big budgets to pay people to endorse our brand, so it's really a waiting game and we won't know until the night if any of our dresses will be worn.' What excitement!
The race for who'll dress the Oscar attendees gains apace and the latest designer to be thrown into the ring? Our very own Victoria Beckham. News reaches Grazia Towers that the designer has been inundated with requests from Hollywood actresses vying to be dressed in one of her effortlessly elegant gowns.
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Although it's a great place to be in, Victoria's been working day and night to keep up with demand. She's also preparing for New York Fashion Week and feels under enormous pressure.' Poor poppet. But! If rumours are to be believed, Hollywood heavyweights Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz are gagging to wear one of her gowns - and what a triumph that would be.
Michelle Williams has also shown her appreciation for VB's designs recently. In January, the Oscar nominee sported a scalloped Victoria by Victoria Beckham number for the BAFTA Awards tea party and yesterday, she arrived at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon wearing a printed Peter Pan collar dress from the same line [see the frocks by scrolling through our gallery above]. The adorable dresses work perfectly with Michelle's cutsey aesthetic and we have high hopes that she'll turn to a similiar style for the big awards night.
But the most likely contender to wear VB is Gwynnie P. The lithe actress has long proved to be a fan of the beautifully tailored creations, sporting not one but three of the designer's frocks. First up, she donned a sleek slate grey shift with slight padded shoulders to promote Iron Man 2 back in April 2010. Then she stepped it up a gear, rocking a metallic cocktail dress for a charity party. And to seal her VB obsession, the blonde beauty sported a red padded-shouldered frock with a nipped-in waist and flippy skirt, also seen on Sarah Jessica Parker.
As for Cameron Diaz, she too has been spotted in more than one of Victoria's frocks. Most recently, the actress made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno wearing a nude curve-clinging dress that made the most of those leggy legs she has. Will Cameron be backing British come 26th February?
And what of Charlize? At last month’s Golden Globe Awards, the actress wore a pink gown from Dior's Couture collection and on the Oscar red carpet in 2010, she also chose a Dior stunner. So surely, as the face of the French brand, she'll be back to more Dior this year? Or will she surprise us all by becoming the newest member of the VB fan club?
We have an inkling Lady B may be working on party numbers for those attendees heading to post-ceremony shindigs. Besides, her signature cocktail frocks are more dance-floor friendly than sweepy red carpet, no? After all, Victoria herself has worn her own creations to Elton John’s bash after the Oscars - first in 2009, then in 2010 - winning approving nods from the fashion industry.
What's more, Cameron Diaz donned one of VB's designs for the Vanity Fair Party in 2010, choosing a knee-length dress from the Autumn / Winter 2010 catwalk that was suitably shimmery [above]. Plus, the Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is packed with more than enough cutsey party dresses perfect for having a shimmy on the dance floor.
And let's not forget Mrs Beckham is due to show her Autumn / Winter 2012 collection in New York next Sunday. Will the designer fill her catwalk with fabulous red carpet-worthy gowns to ensnare those A-listers? Fingers crossed!