It's the first Academy Awards for many of this year's nominees, and as the saying goes, you never forget your first. From newcomers like 12 Years A Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, to veterans like Nebraska's June Squibb, the red carpet is going to be packed with performers trotting out their first Oscar gown or tux. That's a lot of pressure. Years from now, when those Oscar freshmen have become veterans, we'll look back at these first steps they took. What were they wearing? What were they thinking? Who were they dating? How nervous did they look? Sarah Jessica Parker recently spoke to us about her first, DIY red carpet Oscar experience and fondly recalled her date back in 1989.
"I found a local dressmaker [in Pittsburgh] to make me a dress for the Oscars. And I guarantee you I wore a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. And I did my own hair and makeup. [...] I went with a young man named Robert Downey Jr., because we were courting at the time, and I'm sure I have the dress. ItRead More »from Academy Awards: What 10 of This Year’s Nominees Wore to Their First Oscars