It's that time of year again. This morning, I had the distinct privilege of attending the Academy's Official New York Oscar Party preview (the 82nd Academy Awards take place on March 7).
While guests were oohing and ahhing over the evening's menu highlights (each inspired by one of the 10 Best Picture nominees), I couldn't wait to score a few minutes with the über-stylish food guru and Moët Home Entertaining Ambassador Katie Lee (who was decked out in head-to-toe Zac Posen, inset) to talk, you guessed it, fashion. Here's how our little powwow went down:
Me: Have you had a chance to attend any Fashion Week shows while in New York?
KL: I was able to go to two shows yesterday, Michael Kors and Marchesa, but I wish I could've been here long enough to have seen more.
Me: Can you name a few of your favorite designers?
KL: I love Michael Kors and Zac Posen, whom I'm wearing today. I also really like Chanel, Marchesa and, of course, Isaac Mizrahi.
Me: I know you're unable to attend the Oscars yourself, but do you foresee any big trends?
KL: I think texture is going to be HUGE this year.
Me: Do you have any fashion tips for the home Oscar party hostess?
KL: It is NOT a night to wear light colors. I usually go with something dark [when entertaining]. That way, you don't need to constantly worry about drink spills. You'll also want to steer clear of anything that could get in the way, such as bell sleeves or long jewelry. And remember to dress comfortably. Don't wear high heels.
Head to Celebrity Limelight for a sneak peek at the official Oscars menu and more!
Photos: Jim Spellman/WireImage; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images (inset)