There are some accountants who will completely ignore any recent dress-down trend in the profession this weekend. Greg Garrison and Lisa Pierozzi, partners in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ US practice will be dressing up to the nines for the Oscars ceremony after having patiently counted all the academy votes. Last year, PwC’s press office noted Greg sported a Hugo Boss suit while Lisa was flouncing around in Donna Karen. The big question is what the star-struck number crunchers will be parading in this year. Will Greg follow David Beckham’s lead, get his hair shorn and wrap himself in a sarong? Will Lisa dare to turn out in Vivienne Westward or chance her arm in a Versace number that leave little to the imagination? Their ensembles are as well guarded a secret as the Oscar results. And let’s hope they are more secure than the stolen golden statuettes. For now though forget the Oscars, it’s the frocks that matter.
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