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The gets all dressed up for the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies luncheon in Hollywood, wearing a shift featuring stripes in peach, cream and charcoal, plus high-shine silver shoes and a coordinating chunky cuff.
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‘Tis the season for red sequins, of which is clearly aware. She wears a high-shine scarlet Monique Lhuillier mini with pewter pumps to a Voli vodka party in West Hollywood.
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Just two months after giving birth to her son, the is back in prime red carpet form, wearing a lacy Elie Saab sheath and pointed pumps at the Children’s Defense Fund awards in Beverly Hills.
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The hits all the items on the K-Stew Red Carpet Checklist: something black, something lacy, shorts, Barbara Bui booties, messy hair and her two favorite bracelets (by Cartier and Iwona Ludyga Design) for a private screening of On the Road in L.A.
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goes bold in an embroidered leather minidress with a lace back and violet platform sandals, which she selects for an L.A. viewing party of her show The X Factor.
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Joining at the Children’s Defense Fund event in Beverly Hills, the star has us thinking that sophisticated is her middle name thanks to a belted Giambattista Valli dress and T-strap peep-toes.
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The trades her tomboy favorites for a totally glam, girlie-girl look at an N.Y.C. gala for her charity, Keep a Child Alive. She wears a fitted burgundy gown with a shimmery choker and a sleek black clutch.
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Though this picture doesn’t show her best accessory (Les Misérables co-star Eddie Redmayne), the still looks good at London’s Sun Military Awards in an elegant petal-print Alexander McQueen gown and silver bow belt by the line, plus shining Rupert Sanderson sandals.
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Styling red leather shorts is not an easy task, but gives it her best shot, wearing them with tights, booties, a camel sweater and an oversize black cardigan to the Lucky shops event in N.Y.C.
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The Girls actress apparently also received the red sequin memo, because she chooses a super-sparkly zig-zag L’Wren Scott number for the L’Oreal Women of Worth awards in N.Y.C.
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Yet another holiday party dress we wouldn’t mind borrowing from a star! The actress is flirty and festive in a lacy, shimmering red Zuhair Murad mini, nude Jerome C. Rousseau heels, House of Lavande Vintage earrings and a half-up do at the Microsoft All-Access Holiday Party in Venice, Calif.
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Though we won’t be adding this to to her best white gowns list, we’re intrigued. The wears a pearl-beaded, draped white gown with a dramatic neckline and a plunging ruffled back (by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci) to the London premiere of Les Misérables.
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If you ever doubt that a pants suit can be as sexy as an LBD, just refer to this photo of . She kills it in a pair of cropped cigarette pants and a detailed bustier with red Rupert Sanderson sandals at the opening of a Boss Nuit store in Dubai.
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says that picking out a pink wedding dress was a leap of faith. No word on whether she felt the same way about this daring slashed one-sleeve Atelier Versace gown, worn with Sergio Rossi sandals to the N.Y.C. premiere of Playing for Keeps.
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Half of 2012’s best-dressed couple steps out in yet another dress we’d love to steal (this one by Daniel Vosovic) with neutral Rupert Sanderson heels at a Revlon launch ( a spokeswoman) in N.Y.C.
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Another Les Mis takes a fashion risk at the London premiere with a black-and-white, flamenco-inspired Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière creation.
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If it’s girlie, cream-colored and A-line, you can be sure will wear it at some point. She stays true to her style in a lacy Maria Lucia Hohan dress and gold Jimmy Choo heels at the Grammy nominations concert in Nashville (where she picked up a few nods herself).
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may be dating a 26-year-old, but her teeny romper at Chanel’s Miami Beach benefit dinner feels even younger. As in, the sort of thing a preschooler might wear.
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The is pure class and fabulousness at the Salvatore Ferragamo flagship store launch in London thanks to a flowing black gown and baguette-shaped clutch (all by Ferragamo).
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We personally are not that into white cutout dresses in December. , however, plays by her own rules, picking glittery-heeled sandals to accompany her summery dress, worn to support husband Sacha Baron Cohen at the London premiere of his film Les Misérables.
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Big curls + a body-con dress + gold-platform heels = party outfit, which she displays at a Chicago party for her cover of Michigan Avenue magazine.
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She plays one serious badass in Zero Dark Thirty, but at the film’s N.Y.C. photo call, she’s all lady in her rose-print Preen dress and nude heels.
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left leg-acy lives on in , who strikes the infamous pose in her embellished emerald gown, bronze heels and dramatic Amrapali statement necklace at a Hollywood benefit for the Painted Turtle Camp.
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Well, now we know what we’re wearing to work tomorrow. The looks perfectly professional in a striped wrap skirt, printed tee and cardigan at a Marie Claire dinner in West Hollywood.
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At an N.Y.C. screening of Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, Glee’s Vogue editrix proves she’s worthy of the role, boldly mixing an autumnal rose-print vintage dress from Alexandra New York with a velvet Fendi shoulder bag and fluorescent Jean-Michel Cazabat python pumps.
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To toast her Chinese Laundry capsule collection in N.Y.C., the former Hills hits the town in a fit-and-flare red-and-black party dress along with heels of her own design.
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Also at the N.Y.C. screening of Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, the Glee star gets gussied up in a fringed, beaded floral shift, chunky heels and some flirty new bangs.
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daughter proves that killer bods run in the family, showing off hers in a curve-skimming pale gown at the Mon Cheri Barbara Tag party in Munich, Germany.
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At the same Munich bash, The Body does what she does best. In other words, she makes us all envious and stuns in a shocking yellow strapless Romona Keveza gown, ivory clutch and long, loose waves.
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The actress pairs a chic LBD featuring a geometric print and a paper-bag waistline with satin sandals, a slim clutch and super-sleek locks at the Vogue film screening in N.Y.C.
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Pitch Perfect’s star gives schoolgirl chic her best shot, combining a prim collared top, a polka-dot sweater, an oversize clutch and cap-toe heels for the W Hotels-sponsored Westwood, Calif., afterparty for Four Stories.
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The actress helps reopen N.Y.C.’s Times Square Sephora in an elegant Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress with leather detailing, plus red-edged Gio Diev heels, flawless makeup and a cute curly do.
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Though we’re used to seeing the in sparkly ballgowns, we’re digging this change of pace. She selects a sleek Katharine Kidd peplum jumpsuit with cap-toe heels, a Jill Milan clutch and Vahan jewels to the CMT Artists of the Year awards in Franklin, Tenn.
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Meanwhile, at N.Y.C.’s Ripple of Hope gala, carries the torch for country stars in sparkles, wearing a gold tulle embroidered Oscar de la Renta confection with Jimmy Choo heels, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and an Ofira bracelet.
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For the normally conservatively dressed , this is downright funky. She turns heads in a flutter-sleeve black dress with two-tone Gio Diev pumps to a Quentin Tarantino tribute at N.Y.C.’s MoMA.
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Almay’s spokeswoman launches the new line in (comfy) style in N.Y.C., wearing a matching shirt and trouser ensemble from 3.1 Philip Lim with tan suede Casadei pumps.
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One of Quentin Tarantino’s muses pays tribute to the director at the N.Y.C. MoMA event, wearing a sheer tiered Prabal Gurung gown with an ivory Charlotte Olympia clutch, Crow’s Nest jewelry and Brian Atwood heels.
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If the saying is true that “the higher the hair, the closer to God,” then is practically heavenly thanks to her giant bouffant, which she wears with a shimmering Jovani champagne mini and gold platforms to the CMT event in Franklin, Tenn.
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eschews typical festive attire at L.A.’s Jingle Ball, opting instead for a patchwork-print top, zip-up booties and a bold blue leather jacket.
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She may play spicy on Nashville, but is all sugar in her draped magenta gown and bold blue Sutra jewelry at the CMT awards event in Franklin, Tenn.
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At L.A.’s Jingle Ball, shows off her sleek physique in a super-fitted scarlet body-con Nicole Miller mini and black lacy heels.
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Nashville rival heads north to N.Y.C. for the African Children’s Choir fundraising gala, wearing an abstract-print, puff-sleeve sheath with pointed Jimmy Choo pumps and her famously fabulous hair.
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Trading in her Les Misérables rags for something a little chicer, the fêtes the film at an N.Y.C. screening wearing an ultramarine gown with a metallic belt, Jill Milan clutch, Graziela ring and matching bangles.
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New dude, same old style. wears a striped Kate Spade New York A-line dress with simple pumps, understated Pearl Paradise earrings, a House of Lavande Vintage cocktail ring and red lips (of course!) to the KISS FM Jingle Ball in L.A.
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We may be officially over granny panties on the red carpet, but doesn’t seem to be on the same page. She wears the style via a lace-skirted romper with a golden choker and black pumps to her fragrance launch in Century City, Calif.
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To be recognized for her work empowering LGBT youth at the Trevor Project’s Hollywood awards ceremony, the sparkles in an embellished blush Marchesa gown, a crown of braids and a quirky Lena Erziak apple-shaped clutch.
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Also at the Governors’ Awards in Hollywood, the actress plays up her sideswept red curls in a beaded golden Jenny Packham gown, to which she adds Stephen Webster earrings.
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Rose pink seems to be the color of the evening at the Trevor Project event in Hollywood. The picks a short, structured dress in the same hue Katy’s wearing, adding a polished wood clutch and embellished heels (all by Lanvin); she finishes the look with jewels by Melinda Maria and Dana Rebecca Designs.
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The Scandal star is usually demure at red carpet events, but at L.A. Confidential’s anniversary bash in Hollywood, she revs things up, wearing a swingy snake-print mini with oversize buckle sandals and loose locks.
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Les Mis costar opts for short and sweet, wearing a lavender Marios Schwab dress with lattice details and light pink Rupert Sanderson pumps at the the N.Y.C. screening.
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Everything’s coming up rosy for the actress, who wears a nude Alberta Ferretti sheath with rose gold streaks and matching heels, plus Atelier Swarovski by Nicholas Kirkwood rose gold hoops, at the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute event in L.A.
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Her TV alter ego Liz Lemon wore a Princess Leia dress to get married last week, but opts for something a bit more elegant at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center honors: a gold lace faux-wrap Naeem Khan gown, a beaded clutch and a classic updo (no Leia double-buns here).
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