Nominees Get Ready for the Oscars

A look at how a fashion faux pas can affect a career.
3:00 | 03/01/14

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Finally tonight we showed you earlier the red carpet not looking so red in Los Angeles covered in plastic because of the rain. But the rain will clear we're told. It's not just the actors getting ready but the stylists who will dress them and who is right there with them, ABC. Reporter: The awards maybe presented inside but these days outside on the red carpet. Winners and losers are also crowned. The stakes are Milwaukee or break high. A fashion fail can hurt more than feelings. It can hurt more than your career. Two of the biggest celebrity stylists, Leslie fremar and Karla Welch pulled back the curtain of that secret world for us. Okay, come on. Reporter: Are those Oscar dresses? These are the Oscar dresses. Reporter: Oh, oh. This thing must weight 10 pounds. At least. Reporter: To snag one requires months of negotiations, strategizing and sometimes even sharp elbows. Oh, only one person gets the dress. Reporter: It helps when you have clients like she does. Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. She shows us some of the designs her clients have worn. This is an old dress. It got mixed reviews, but I really loved it. Reporter: In fact, this dress was largely panned. Cinnabuns! What is she doing? Reporter: When you hear it's been less than 100% successful? You call her and say, "Are you okay?" And she'll say, "I'm fine, the next time it's going to be a home run." Reporter: It's not just Oscar season. Stie lists are busy year round. It still has to be fun, you're walking down this red carpet and everyone is screaming your name.

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