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Oscars 2007: Sherry Lansing Not Dressing To Impress

oscar_79_statue.jpgAt least one Oscar winner isn’t worrying about what to wear on the red carpet on Sunday. Sherry Lansing, who’ll receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Sunday, says she thinks the emphasis on dressing to impress the scores of reporters or arm chair critics that consider the broadcast a three hour fashion show is ridiculous. “The pressure, the dresses — the meanness — so and so should have worn that, shouldn’t be wearing that. What are we talking about? When Cher would come with her typical Cher personality wearing her outfits I loved her for it,” says the former studio head turned philanthropist. “It just not authentic now.”

Lansing learned first hand just how out of control Oscar’s fashion derby has become when it was announced she’s be receiving her award. “One of the sad things is that the very first question so many people asked me was, ‘What are you going to wear? I’m a 62-year-old woman. What difference does it make what I wear? I ain’t going to look 22. Hopefully, I’ll dress appropriately — it will be fine for all of my 45 seconds.”

— Diane Clehane

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