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Season 8 Designers Mondo Guerra and Gretchen Jones Hit the Oscars Red Carpet

By Tracy_Goldenberg 03/02/2011 03:16PM GMT

It was a very "Project Runway" red carpet at the Academy Awards this year! Our very own Tim Gunn took up interview duties, making it work as the stars flaunted their latest looks, plus Season 8 designer Mondo Guerra teamed up with On the Red Carpet to sound off on the best and worst looks of the night. His personal fav? "True Grit" Best Supporting Actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld looking pretty in a pink Marchesa.

A custom design by Season 8 winner Gretchen Jones was worn by Jessica Trusty, wife of Aron Ralston. Aron was played by Oscar nominee James Franco in "127 Hours," based on his heroic true-life story of survival (photo: Gretchen Jones):

Gretchen Jones Oscar dress for Jessica Trusty, wife of 127 Hours author Aron Ralston

The leather bodice and silk skirting was based on a piece from her 2011 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week collection, as featured on "Project Runway."