Fashion Designer Michelle DeCourcy creates Oscar Red Carpet Gown for "Wild" Author Cheryl Strayed

New York Times Best Seller and Oprah Winfrey Book Club List Author Cheryl Strayed walks Academy Awards Red Carpet wearing gown by Portland Designer Michelle DeCourcy accompanied by Reese Witherspoon, who plays Cheryl in the Oscar nominated movie Wild.
By: Michelle DeCourcy
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Pictured DeCourcy, Cheryl Strayed, Scarlett Chamberlin
Pictured DeCourcy, Cheryl Strayed, Scarlett Chamberlin
PORTLAND, Ore. - Feb. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- On Sunday, February 22nd, Portland-based women’s fashion designer Michelle DeCourcy's first Oscar Gown will be worn by Cheryl Strayed, the #1 New York Times best selling author whose memoir was adapted to the recently released movie “Wild”, starring Reese Witherspoon, whom Strayed will be accompanying down the red carpet at this year's 87th Academy Awards.

Stylist Scarlet Chamberlin brought DeCourcy and Strayed together to create a unique one of a kind gown, designed and constructed in DeCourcy’s Old Town studio.

DeCourcy is keeping details of the gown under tight wraps before the Red Carpet reveal on Sunday February 22nd. DeCourcy did say “the gown is timeless, sexy and elegant with a modern take on old Hollywood glamour. The color is pure magic on her!”

When DeCourcy, Chamberlin, and Strayed initially met at DeCourcy’s studio Michelle presented Cheryl with six sketches. She immediately chose the one Michelle sketched first and loved most. When asked “Why DeCourcy?” ChambKaerlin replied, “Michelle is the best choice for a red carpet gown in Portland. She understands the complexity of women, how they want to feel beautiful and edgy and how a gown should fit.”

About Michelle DeCourcy:

With more then 15 years of experience as a women’s fashion designer located in Portland, OR, Michelle DeCourcy has made a career designing for the woman with an evolved sense of style, someone who knows what she wants and whose beauty is reflected inside and out. She has dressed numerous celebrities and notable people including Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, and Storm Large to name a few. As a cancer survivor her love for life shines through in her designs and philanthropic work from the pages of international fashion publications; to the founding of an annual non-profit concert event, raising money for cancer research and playing with her own rock band The Rocktarts. This wife and mother of three is a passionate force of creativity in every thing she touches.

About Scarlet Chamberlin:

Whether they're in Los Angeles or Dubai, New York or her home base of Portland, Oregon, Scarlet Chamberlin guides her clients to the bliss that is a functional and flattering wardrobe. She styles vibrant individuals, including authors, artists, executives, jet-setters, healers and hipsters, so they can not only enjoy the act of getting dressed, but stand even taller and look the world in the eye. She especially loves to take clients on behind the scenes Boutique Tours to dive into what's really hot in Portland. When she's not Sorting, Shopping or Styling, you can find her designing jewelry, dancing her heart out, or surfing the cold waves of the Oregon Coast. Learn more about this Slow Fashion Ambassador (and what the heck that even means) and her signature Year of Style at (


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