Oscars vs. Grammy dress code: MacFarlane's take

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane took a jab at the Grammy's dress code memo when he encouraged ladies to bare a little extra at the awards ceremony.

A message from the Oscar's host: Show some front boob.

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, who will host this year’s Academy Awards, is hoping celebrities are ready to shuck the dress code enforced at the Grammy's.

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Asked by the Associated Press what Peter, a character in "Family Guy," would say in his Oscar memo to female attendees, MacFarlane said, in Peter’s voice, "We don't want to be like CBS, so I would say as much front boob as you want to show. No side boob. Side boob is unacceptable, but, you know, front boob is encouraged."

This is a sharp, if humorous, contrast to the Grammy's, who issued a memo this year asking attendees to adhere to a dress code banning exposed breasts, thongs and other obscene activity.


Fashion experts do not expect guests at the Oscars Sunday night to shock, instead forecasting original fashions inspired by last month's Paris haute couture week where made-to-order gowns worth tens of thousands of dollars are hand-crafted.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, says on its award show tickets that attire for the event is "formal."

An Academy spokeswoman declined to elaborate on whether more detailed advisories are given to nominees and presenters, saying only that "the Oscars and the Governors Ball are black-tie events."

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