Kayla Staskiewicz of Waterford Michigan, was the 'belle of the ball' after winning a contest her father entered her in, hosted by Detroit's NBC tv station WDIV. The prize for one winner, was getting to borrow the crystal embellished, $25,000 Versace gown Christina Ricci wore to the Oscars in 1999. The cincher to the big win was being able to fit in the size 0 pale grey couture piece owned by the actress. Ten other girls were in the running, but Ms. Staskiewicz was the modern day Cinderella, fitting into it perfectly!
The Italian fashion house of Versace's is known for styles that are out of the norm in regards to colors, materials & cuts that harbor clingy, glamorous and sensual silhouettes. This number worn by Ricci at the 71st Academy Awards in 99' was no exception. Speaking of 'out of the norm', recently, Christina was caught by the paps at the May 2011 Met Gala wearing a Zac Posen vintage inspired gown that appeared to be more of a costume she might have worn in a Tim Burton film! This was more of a webbed disaster than a Gothic romance piece dont'cha think? Guess you just can't win em' all!
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