Dress Disaster! Donna Karan Oscar Gowns Go MIA

02/25/2014 at 12:10 PM ET

Donna Karan Oscar dressesGilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Imagine this scenario: You’re the head of PR for a huge design house and in charge of getting your label’s Oscar dresses to L.A. for a very important celebrity fitting. Then somehow the gowns get lost in transit, less than a week before the big show. That’s exactly what happened to Donna Karan’s publicist Aliza Licht (aka: one of our favorite people on social media). And of course, Licht documented the whole fiasco on Twitter.

For us, reading the string of Tweets was like a non-stop action film. Will the LAX airport staff find the gowns? Will they make it to the celebrity on time? What happens if they don’t? Are we going to see a star in some stapled-together satin? (And why does this happen to designers so often?) Seriously, it was touch-and-go for a while.

RELATED PHOTOS: See our Oscars gown predictions!

We also really want to know who “Celeb X” is. We have a few guesses, but mainly we want to hear your predictions. First read the “Adventures of the Donna Karan Oscar Dresses” saga below. Then share your thoughts in the comments!

–Brittany Talarico

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mandyt on

It’s the end of the world as we know it. The problems of rich folk.

imeantit on

This sounds like a lame and desperate PR stunt to have us looking out for the “missing” dresses on the red carpet…if it’s not…it’s still not NEWS.

Annie on

Anyone ask LiLo if she “borrowed” them.😉

Lolo on

I guess they needed some publicity.

whateveryousay on


Ugh on

Why is this news?

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