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The Governors Ball Preview: Style

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The Governors Ball is the annual soiree that takes place at Hollywood and Highland directly after the Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, March 7th this year. The theme for the 82nd annual Governors Ball brings back old Hollywood elegance, particularly the late 30s and early 40s "Streamline Moderne" style.

Cheryl Cecchetto, who has produced the Governors Ball for the last 21 years, teamed up with Jeffrey Kurland to bring the glamour and magic to life. From the glittering tables to the beaded fiber optic lighting to the purple, orange, silver and copper color palette, the room brings the curves of Dorothy Draper and the artistry of Paul Williams to life. The flowers, provided by Mark's Garden, include orchids, tulips, and exotic leaves flown in from around the world and arranged in fifteen different floral sculptures. This year it's all about lavish draping, calla lilies and "Hollywood Art Nouveau",

Jeffrey Kurland is an Oscar-nominated costume designer, so it is only fitting that he has designed the clothing to be worn by the evening's staff, including the cocktail waitresses, waiters, and orchestra. Entertainment will be provided by an 18-piece all-female orchestra and for the first time Oscar winners' awards will be engraved during the Ball so they can take them home engraved. The event will be catered by Wolfgang Puck and Sherry Yard. Stay tuned for profiles of the meal, dessert and signature cocktail by Moet & Chandon.

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