Perhaps best known for designing Judges Jules' dazzling jackets on Dancing with the Stars, fashion designer Claire Garvey has crafted an impressive career for herself from her shop on Cows Lane in Temple Bar.

Specialising in bespoke pieces, wedding dresses, occasion dresses and "more unusual pieces", Claire has built a reputation for creating something a little different for her clients.

Her designs have appeared in German Elle, RTÉ One's Dancing with the Stars, various catwalks around the globe and even a celebrity wedding - she designed Mary Coughlan's wedding dress. However, her biggest career moment has yet to come.

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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Garvey will be dressing Eimear Noone, a Galway-born conductor who will cement her place in history as the first woman to take charge of the orchestra at the Academy Awards.

Having worked with Eimear in the past, the designer said she was thrilled to get the call: 

"I've worked with Eimear for five or six years now and I got a message from her the other day saying, 'I'm going to be conducting at the Oscars, would you be able to do the dress?' It was brilliant that she thought of me because there are so many people that would offer her dresses."

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As a graduate of Vgik University of performing Arts, Moscow, Garvey's extreme style is beloved by rock stars and drag queens alike. In fact, this won't be the first time her work as appeared during awards season.

"This is the second time I have dressed someone for the Oscars, which is absolutely brilliant," says Claire. "I dressed Nile Rodgers a few years ago for the Oscars, I did two outfits for him for that."

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The challenge this time, of course, will be that Eimear will be working at the awards, conducting excerpts from the five nominated scores in her ensemble. And, according to Claire, the Galway woman works passionately - meaning that her outfit has to make sense both physically and aesthetically.

"We're doing two dresses for the Oscars. One for the red carpet event and one for her conducting on the night. They're both very different and they're very her personality."

"I've watched her conduct", she continued. "She's like this ferocious, vivacious magician on stage so you can't have her not being able to perform the way she wants. It's to make her feel even better not to feel constricted. Also, you're going to see the back of her a lot as well so I kept that in mind."

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Yesterday afternoon, Eimear posted a photo of the dress (concealed in a garment bag, of course) being stored safely in the cockpit of her LA-bound plane. However, Garvey only found out very recently if her designs were deemed red-carpet-worthy by the Academy.

"It wasn't confirmed for a while because the Oscars had to see the photos of the dresses and approve it. We literally had to go ahead and do it. We had the final fitting a few days before she went over there so it was kind of just a case of doing them and crossing our fingers."

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Thankfully, it seems that the Oscars were happy for Eimear's dresses to be as vivacious as she is.

"She's the first female conductor so it was hard to know if they wanted it to be more somber and to blend in - often there are restrictions with dress in orchestras - so that's what we were worried about. We worried if she could 100% be herself but they totally supported her so that was fantastic."

Eimear Noone spoke to Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1 to discuss her dress and how it was carried through Dublin Airport for her and "lifted like a child onto the plane". Listen back below: