Lane's Look

What makes a great Oscar frock? A good backstory helps. DIANE LANE'S Loris Azzaro gown was among the last the Italian designer, who created body-clinging styles for stars like Sophia Loren in the '60s and '70s, made before he died at 70 last fall. "I liked that it was irreverent," says Lane, whose 10-year-old daughter chose the dress. "It went against the belle-of-the-ball look, that grande dame thing with the train and all the underpinnings and things." Ooh, take that, Renee Zellweger!

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