25 Best Red-Carpet Dresses of the Year

2007's gowns were all about drama – bold colors, edgy metallics and stunning silhouettes. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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JENNIFER LOPEZ

JENNIFER LOPEZ
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Forever glamorous, the mom-to-be gave the Golden Globes red carpet the cold

shoulder in her beaded Marchesa.

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KATE HUDSON

KATE HUDSON
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The star was radiant in a billowing Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute

Couture show at Versailles.

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CAMERON DIAZ

BEST TIERED
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The What Happens In Vegas ... star got layered up in her

dramatic raspberry Dior by John Galliano gown at the Costume Institute Gala

in N.Y.C.

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HALLE BERRY

HALLE BERRY
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The expectant star shows off the sexiest maternity gown possible, courtesy

of Versace.

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KATIE HOLMES

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Mrs. Cruise is a modern goddess in her one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier at a

Los Angeles premiere.

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PENéLOPE CRUZ

BEST DETAILING
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What looked like feathers from a distance turned out to be a multitude of

tiny pieces of shredded chiffon – lending an ethereal quality to the

nominated actress's Oscar gown.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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The Oscar winner showed that single is sexy in her yellow Nina Ricci dress

at the Golden Globes.

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JENNIFER ANISTON

BEST BLACK
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No one does the little black dress like this star – in this case, a

shimmering Chanel at the GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood.

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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT
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The best supporting actress nominee stole the Oscars red carpet in her

dramatic metallic Armani Privé gown.

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LIV TYLER

BEST VIVID COLOR
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The New Yorker matches her aquamarine eyes to her draped Calvin Klein

Collection dress at the Costume Institute Gala.

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JESSICA ALBA

BEST GRECIAN
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Looking every bit the modern goddess, the Fantastic Four star is

golden in her Gucci gown at a London premiere.

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JESSICA BIEL

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The athletic star makes an utterly feminine turn in a white and black

Giambattista Valli at a premiere in L.A.

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ELLEN POMPEO

ELLEN POMPEO
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The Grey's Anatomy actress added curves to her slim figure with a

Michael Kors glittering gown at the Costume Institute Gala.

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KERRY WASHINGTON

KERRY WASHINGTON
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The I Think I Love My Wife actress blooms in her bold Oscar de la

Renta gown at an L.A. premiere.

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ALI LARTER

BEST NECKLINE
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The Heroes star saves the Golden Globes red carpet in her sexy

V-neck Reem Acra gown.

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DREW BARRYMORE

BEST RUFFLES
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The star is the lady in red – Ferragamo, that is – as she enters a

taping of The Late Show with David Letterman.

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KATE BOSWORTH

KATE BOSWORTH
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The fashionista is the bee's knees in this '20s-inspired Prada at the Costume

Institute Gala.

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CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
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Showing off her dancer's legs, the Oscar winner is gorgeous in a green silk

Stella McCartney minidress at a Beverly Hills luncheon.

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MICHELLE PFEIFFER

BEST BELTED
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The still-fabulous 49-year-old shows how it's done in her white Jenni Kayne

at the L.A. premiere of Hairspray.

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HEIDI KLUM

HEIDI KLUM
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The Project Runway host shines in raspberry Dior by John Galliano

at the Emmy Awards.

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THANDIE NEWTON

THANDIE NEWTON
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The British actress lights up a fashion show at the Great Wall of China in a

butter yellow Fendi dress.

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KATHERINE HEIGL

KATHERINE HEIGL
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The Emmy winner is a vision in white in her screen-siren-worthy Zac Posen

gown at the September awards.

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RIHANNA

RIHANNA
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No fashion "S.O.S." for this singer – she sizzles in emerald satin

Dolce amp Gabbana at the World Music Awards.

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ASHLEY OLSEN

ASHLEY OLSEN
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The star designer models a vintage James Galanos with an edgy black leather

corset belt at the Costume Institute Gala.

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EVA LONGORIA

EVA LONGORIA
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The Desperate Housewives star eschews the traditional Emmys gown,

going short for the show in a sparkling silver Kaufman Franco (who also

designed her wedding reception dress).

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