For the past 22 years, the typical Best Actress nominee wore a floor-length black Valentino dress. That sounds more than a little boring, I know — but the typical Best Actress nominee doesn't come home with an Oscar statuette.
An actress is most likely to win a Best Actress Academy Award if she shows up on the red carpet in a floor-length gold Jean-Paul Gaultier gown. A gold JPG creation? Sounds like a definite stand-out to me.
Sorry to say that wearing Carolina Herrera, particularly in grey, pretty much gaurentees an Oscar loss.
Rachel Zoe, pay attention—we're talking science, here.
Inforgraphic by USDish. Enjoy!