Every week, we compile a list of the best dressed from the red carpet and there's often a familiar face or two mixed in the stylish slides. Perennials like Diane Kruger and Cate Blanchett had an outstanding 2013, while rising stars Naomie Harris along with Lupita Nyong'o also grabbed our attention. Here's a breakdown of this year's most fashionable celebs.
Diane is no stranger to best dressed lists and the striking Prabal Gurung Resort 2014 gown she wore to the Metropolitan Opera Season Opening Production of Eugene Onegin was in a league of its own. From her pink embellished Valentino during the Venice International Film Festival to the bold Preen she sported for Good Morning America, the style star definitely impressed this year.
The actress has one of the top red carpet records out there. Cate pushed the fashion envelope while promoting Blue Jasmine by captivating in this Balenciaga.Edition pink cape layered over a floral appliqué dress as well as wowing onlookers in a sleek Alexander McQueen. She continued to make an impact throughout the year like when she attended the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala in a wine-colored Valentino Spring 2014 gown.
Kerry started the year off right with a truly stylish premiere circuit for Django Unchained. She was breathtaking in a Giles Spring 2013 gown featuring a horse print high-low skirt and the Scandal star also made notable award show appearances in a yellow Jason Wu halter gown as well as a perfectly pastel Oscar de la Renta.
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While serving jury duty at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, Nicole really took advantage of her time in the spotlight. A Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture strapless floral embroidered dress, a cream-colored Valentino Spring 2013 Couture sleeveless gown and L’Wren Scott's leaf print creation all collaborated to produce one fashionable festival run for the Oscar winner.
Sandra experienced a bit of a red carpet resurgence in 2013. She introduced a lot of color into her wardrobe like the red hot J. Mendel Resort 2014 gown she wore in Venice, the colorblock Narciso Rodriguez she appeared in during the Toronto International Film Festival and the deep blue Alberta Ferretti ensemble the actress showcased down in Sydney.
Kate's glamorous year was defined by a string of statement-making gowns. The blue Reem Acra she sported to April's Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball was every bit as sensational as the black long sleeve Ann Taylor she picked for the 2013 Hot Pink Party and her revealing pink Gucci halter gown at the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala.
If there was an award for most consistent, it would probably go to Naomie. She stood out at the 2013 Met Gala in a purple Donna Karan Atelier gown with feathered train, looked refined at the Royal Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in a black strapless Alexander McQueen and went graphic in a landscape print Mary Katrantzou for a summer polo event.
This newcomer created substantial buzz late in the year when she stepped out for the Toronto International Film Festival in a dazzling white Prada gown. Lupita followed that up with equally enticing red carpet moments decked out in everything from a yellow J. Mendel to a colorful cockatoo printed dress by Miu Miu.
Ashley started a fashion blog a few years ago and continues to prove she knows what she's blogging about. The star's yellow Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit at the 12th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree was 70s chic at its finest, her holiday plaid Topshop ensemble struck a pretty modern chord and the flirty Zimmermann dress she wore to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was simply sublime thanks to layer upon layer of organza.