Remember the pale blue Prada dress Lupita Nyong'o wore the night she won an Oscar in 2014? How about Glenn Close's moment in gold at last year's Oscars in shimmering Carolina Herrera with the long, liquid cape? 

In a sea of red carpets, both are among top talent who got to keep their fancy duds. What happens to all the clothes after a big awards night--like the upcoming Oscars, can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. 

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Often, the fate of a big gown isn't known until it's time to give it back.

The Oscars air on WHAS11 ABC on Sunday, February 9.

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