Pinoy designer gets ready for Oscars

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Feb 27 2014 04:58 PM | Updated as of Feb 28 2014 12:58 AM

HOLLYWOOD - With just a few days before the Oscars, Hollywood stars are busy gearing up for the big day.

At his shop in West Hollywood, Alexis Monsanto is busy preparing to dress attendees for the Oscars. He is also doing research for his role as fashion commentator on KTLA morning show's Academy Awards Special Report on the big day.

"First, they get with their trainers to tone themselves, their bodies. They have intense nutritional diets also. Some go into 3-day liquid diet just to look really good. Their stylists also have to make the pool of the top design houses for the looks they're trying to achieve on the red carpet," said Monsato.

The Filipino designer is expecting a lot of neutral colors and daring necklines on the red carpet this year.
He added that an Oscar-nominated film's fashion looks have become a popular red-carpet choice this year.

"That's always safe--rose, champagne, nude. They do a lot of those '70s-inspired plunging V-necks that Amy Adams popularized in the movie American Hustle," he said.

It's not uncommon for stars to experience wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet but luckily, they always have a team ready to respond to any kind of fashion emergency.

In 2013, over 40 million viewers in America watched the Oscars. It was also beamed to more than 200 countries around the world.