Designer VALENTINO was left as red-faced as the Oscars red carpet on Sunday (05MAR06) when the three superstars he boasted would be wearing his gowns, chose other outfits. Valentino issued a press release to the media the day before the Academy Awards, claiming Keira Knightley, Jennifer Lopez and Uma Thurman would hit the red carpet wearing his dresses - but the three lovely ladies opted for Vera Wang, vintage and Versace, respectively.