NIP AND TUCK Oscar hasn't changed much in 70 years, so here are some designers' ideas for possible face-lifts. Alessandro Mendini and Alessi offer a female Oscar, far left, that looks more like a transsexual corkscrew. Paula Scher designed a giant letter O, left, which also works nicely as a paperweight. Industrial Light + Magic whipped up Floating Oscar, far right, which suggests movie magic but could prove too ethereal for any teary actress wanting to clasp it to her bosom. Peter Arnell imagines Oscar as a constellation, above, and would carve out an actual constellation in the shape of the...

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