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Style guru Phillip Bloch talks Oscars 2010. Photo courtesy of Phillip Bloch

Celebrity style expert Phillip Bloch shares some juicy fashion tidbits from around town, as La La Land preps for the big night.

Live from Los Angeles, here's Bloch:

GABBY'S GOWN
For all you "Precious" fans who have been worried about Gabourey Sidibe looking her Oscar best at Sunday's awards ceremony -- fear not -- she's called in one of the best stylists in Hollywood, Linda Medvene.

Medvene has dressed Kate Winslet (the year of "Titanic") and has worked with Ellen DeGeneres for years. Linda will be stepping up Gabourey's game for Hollywood's golden night.

And rumor has it that Marchesa, designed by Georgina Chapman, will be creating the couture conception for Ms. Sidibe.

The house of Marchesa has dressed countless celebrities including J.Lo, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway, to name a few.

So, to all those who've been dismayed by Sidibe's oversized, tent-like dresses at the past few award shows should be in for a real treat because Georgina knows how to fit a dress and make a girl look like a star.

LUXURY LOCKDOWN

One would think with the "millions of dollars" of free press designers garner from celebs wearing their dresses on the red carpet that they would have their couture creations in Hollywood weeks in advance.

However, that's not the case. While running around town pulling dresses for my client, I've come to find that big designers such as Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka and Cavalli won't even have their dresses in L.A. until, at the earliest, March 3.

Talk about last minute panic -- celebrities and stylists are rushing to and fro from hair dressers to facials to fittings right up until the last moment.

KHANT MAKE IT
Designer Naeem Khan, who dressed Michelle Obama for the White House State Dinner, won't even have his Fall 2010 dresses in Hollywood for the 2010 Oscars because they are busy touring around India and at a presentation in Paris.

LATE IN THE GAME
One of France's biggest jewelry designers, the house of Chopard, isn't expecting its big jewelry shipment until tonight. They're holding off all other appointments for nominees until Penelope Cruz and Helen Mirren come make their selections. It pays to be a nominee and get the big bling

Hollywood glamour girl Jennifer Lopez is no newbie to the red carpet. While she's dazzled us for years with her style evolution, she's found a new designer and practically sequestered all of his creations before all the other stars and stylists could get to them.

NEW KID ON JENNY'S BLOCK
So just who is her new designer of choice? Zuhair Murad. You might recognize that name, as Miley Cyrus dazzled at last year's Oscars in a princess ball gown by Murad. Good enough for Miley -- will it be good enough for J.Lo?

Rumor also has it that J.Lo's stylist is gathering dresses from numerous other showrooms around town, yet Zuhair is definitely her new favorite. Will he be what she wears on the red carpet? Tune into StyleList Sunday Night to find out.

And get more Oscar scoop with tomorrow's installment of Blochbuster.