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Celeb Stylist Phillip Bloch on Dressing Oscar Nominees and His Favorite Gowns
What does it take to clothe an Academy Award nominee? As Fox 411 correspondent Ashley Dvorkin found out from celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, it actually takes "a small village." READ: Hair and Makeup Secrets From Celebrity Glam Squads "We're a whole glam-squad, basically," says Bloch, who has dressed A-listers including Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez for their glamorous red-carpet appearances. "There's the stylists, and however many assistants we have," along with hair and makeup artists, manicurists, and publicists and designers (and their respective entourages), he explains. Bloch also needs people to cart around all of the couture dresses he brings to a fitting; he "tends to bring about a hundred" to each one, just to make sure he finds the perfect match for his client. PHOTOS: The Most Daring Red-Carpet Dresses of All Time The clients, on the other hand, needn't worry about much more than making a decision. Bloch says most of the clothes and jewelry are borrowed — free of charge — but celebs sometimes pitch in to pay when they want something specific. One example in particular is Renee Zellweger's gown from the 2001 Academy Awards. "When she wore this yellow Jean Desses dress, which was a vintage dress that she got from [vintage dealer] Lily et Cie, that she actually paid for herself." (Photo below). PHOTO: Renee Zellweger is Almost Unrecognizable These Days His all-time favorite, however, happens to be a dress worn by one of his own clients in 2002. "I'm a little prejudiced, but I have to say Halle Berry when she won in her Elie Saab dress. We had a magic moment." (He's also partial to Julia Roberts' vintage Valentino dress at the 2001 Oscars — see it below.) For more of Bloch's Academy Awards favorites (and least favorites), catch up with the Fox 411 video above.
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Renee Zellweger

Zellweger attends the 2001 Academy Awards in a vintage dress by Jean Desses.
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Halle Berry

Berry walks the red carpet in an Elie Saab gown at the 2002 Academy Awards.
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Julia Roberts

Roberts wears a vintage Valentino gown to the 2001 Academy Awards.
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Celeb Stylist Phillip Bloch on Dressing Oscar Nominees and His Favorite Gowns

What does it take to clothe an Academy Award nominee? As Fox 411 correspondent Ashley Dvorkin found out from celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, it actually takes "a small village." READ: Hair and Makeup Secrets From Celebrity Glam Squads "We're a whole glam-squad, basically," says Bloch, who has dressed A-listers including Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez for their glamorous red-carpet appearances. "There's the stylists, and however many assistants we have," along with hair and makeup artists, manicurists, and publicists and designers (and their respective entourages), he explains. Bloch also needs people to cart around all of the couture dresses he brings to a fitting; he "tends to bring about a hundred" to each one, just to make sure he finds the perfect match for his client. PHOTOS: The Most Daring Red-Carpet Dresses of All Time The clients, on the other hand, needn't worry about much more than making a decision. Bloch says most of the clothes and jewelry are borrowed — free of charge — but celebs sometimes pitch in to pay when they want something specific. One example in particular is Renee Zellweger's gown from the 2001 Academy Awards. "When she wore this yellow Jean Desses dress, which was a vintage dress that she got from [vintage dealer] Lily et Cie, that she actually paid for herself." (Photo below). PHOTO: Renee Zellweger is Almost Unrecognizable These Days His all-time favorite, however, happens to be a dress worn by one of his own clients in 2002. "I'm a little prejudiced, but I have to say Halle Berry when she won in her Elie Saab dress. We had a magic moment." (He's also partial to Julia Roberts' vintage Valentino dress at the 2001 Oscars — see it below.) For more of Bloch's Academy Awards favorites (and least favorites), catch up with the Fox 411 video above.

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