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Cindy Mori, Director of Booking and Talent Relations, 43
As leader of the staff that booked the show's guests, Mori has had her share of challenges, including the annual star-studded "After-Oscar Party." "Those shows often came together at 3 or 4 in the morning, because we never knew ahead of time who would win. In 2009, when Sean Penn got Best Actor, I snagged him as he was walking off the stage—'Will you join us tomorrow to celebrate on the Oprah show?' I have a photo in my office of me accosting him that night." Mori would wear this metallic dress (Basix Black Label, $550) to a party "in a heartbeat. I still feel like myself, but my best self
The Wardrobe: "For a petite woman like Cindy, it's all about sticking to a solid color, then having fun with details—like a low-cut back and major heels."—Adam Glassman
The Hair: "With naturally curly hair, a perfectly proportioned cut is key."—Ken Paves
The Makeup: "The quickest way to add drama to a look? Matte red lipstick."—Jeannia Robinette
Earrings, Badgley Mischka. Ring, David Yurman. Shoes, Christian Louboutin.