Martha Stewart (search) would like a jury full of Upper East Side professionals dressed in Donna Karan.
Prosecutors at the domestic diva's upcoming trial would prefer working-class family folks wearing Stars and Stripes stickpins.
The search for the 12 jurors who will decide the fate of America's most famous homemaker begins tomorrow - and, thanks to highly paid jury consultants, both sides already have a clear idea of what types of people are likely to see the evidence their way.
Julie Blackman, a respected Midtown psychologist, has been working closely with Stewart's legal team, sources told The Post.
Blackman helped Silicon Valley banker Frank Quattrone (search) at his obstruction-of-justice trial, which ended with a hung jury in October.
Legal experts said it's almost certain that Blackman, who declined to comment, has already polled thousands of people who are eligible for jury service, to identify character traits of people likely to acquit Stewart and those who might convict her.
This information will be compared with the answers given by potential jurors when they are asked to fill out questionnaires about their backgrounds, political leanings and tastes.
The lawyers for both sides will try to strike out jurors they see as biased - for example, those who admit they watch Stewart's TV show or lost money holding stocks in her company - before the trial starts Jan. 20.
Anticipating Blackman's research findings, jury consultants interviewed by The Post helped draw up profiles of the "perfect juror" for Stewart and the government.
Former Nassau County judge Marc Mogil, who has worked as a consultant on more than 30 trials, said Stewart's team would be favoring independently minded, well-educated liberals who work at well-paid jobs or run their own business.
"You'd be hoping to have some jurors who have experienced how government can set out to get you - maybe someone who has had a brawl with the IRS, for example," Mogil said.
People who have personal knowledge of how the stock market works might also be more likely to accept Stewart's arguments that the government trumped up charges after failing to find any evidence that she engaged in insider trading, he said.
After investigating Stewart as part of a long-running probe into ImClone insider trading, then-Manhattan U.S. Attorney Jim Comey charged her in June with obstruction of justice and making false statements, as well as securities fraud relating to her own company stock.
Manhattan-based jury psychologist Donald Vinson predicted that people who were sympathetic to Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal would be likely to support Stewart.
"People who tended to overlook what were described as Bill Clinton's 'character flaws' and were happy to look at the bigger picture, could be good for Martha," he said.
Vinson, who helped the government prepare for the 1997 Oklahoma City bombing trial, said Stewart's foes are likely to be people who take a rigid view of personal behavior and responsibility.
"Someone with a strict moral compass, religious people are more likely to convict her," he said.
Mogil, based in Great Neck, L.I., said blue-collar workers who are conservative politically and might "bristle at the thought of a rich person buying their way out of trouble" would be likely to support the government.