The fact that a house opts out of a major wingding couture show does not necessarily mean that its principals are willing to pass on photo ops of the red carpet and editorial variety. Case in point: Versace, where Donatella Versace has long believed in the value of a good celebrity sighting. Thus she shipped her collection of 15 couture dresses to her Paris boutique for viewing by appointment before they move on to L.A. for the Oscars, should that event take place. Though the house standard sexy goddess dresses were oddly absent, the lineup of siren corsetry, shine and curvaceous frills should be more than enough to land Versace a spot in the awards-show limelight.
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