Intense colors and stark neutrals shared equal time in the spotlight as stars celebrated the holidays. Embellishments, lace and structure dominated the red carpet in various incarnations. Several celebs opted to ring in the new year in style and on broadcast TV, while others made a statement up onstage as well as at an award show.
Zhang Ziyi at the 15th China Huabiao Film Awards
Zhang accepted her award in grand fashion courtesy of Valentino. Her tribal and peasant inspired Spring 2014 gown even featured an elegantly embroidered overlay.
Kat Graham at the NIVEA Rings in 2014 Hard Rock Café Party
The NIVEA representative impressed in an electric blue Michael Costello creation. Kat's strapless mermaid gown also included a tiered hemline.
Fergie Hosting the West Coast Edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014
Rubin Singer was the source of Fergie's embellished black sleeveless dress with extreme slit. Loree Rodkin jewelry polished off the look.
Jennifer Hudson Performing on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014
Barbara Bui’s black leather sheath dress stood out thanks to that ornately embellished neckline. Jennifer completed her stage look with black Saint Laurent Paris 110 boots.
Chrissy Teigen at Haze Nightclub’s New Year's Eve Celebration
Chrissy welcomed 2014 decked out in a black V-neck Balmain dress with gold piping. Black ankle strap sandals capped off the look.
Paula Patton at Sean Diddy Combs’ Ciroc The New Year 2014 Party
Paula partied alongside her husband in a lacy red dress. She wrapped up the look with a pair of gold ankle strap sandals.
Solange Knowles Performing at the Falls Music and Arts Festival
It was a red two-piece Paper London ensemble for Solange down in Australia. Her Lonestar top and complementary Adamello culottes both come from the label's Spring 2014 collection.
Gwen Stefani Attending Christmas Eve Church Service
Gwen cleverly coordinated her black and white sleeveless dress with her sons’ dapper outfits. The pregnant singer and designer concluded her look with a two-tone shoulder bag, black tights and black boots.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Sandringham Christmas Day Service
Catherine’s green and blue plaid Alexander McQueen piece may be a repeat, but the festive trimmings make it shine the second time out. That green fascinator and those suede boots served as the perfect finishing touches.
Nicole Kidman at LAX Airport
Even with two kids in tow, Nicole still managed to look super stylish at the airport. The Oscar winner layered a black blazer over a fresh floral dress and accessorized with oversized sunglasses as well as black pumps.