Better From the Back? Stars' Most Jaw-Dropping 360°

Sure, these dresses are gorgeous from the front – but it's the rear view that had us hooked

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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in a gold metallic Bottega Veneta halter-neck frock and a silver chrome clutch to The Fashion Awards in London.

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Zendaya

Zendaya
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at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
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in a Dior black leather and mesh dress with criss-cross straps at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award Presentation in Beverly Hills.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry
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in a Prada black dress with a silver chainmail bodice at the Baby2Baby Gala in Culver City, CA.

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Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland
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at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica.

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks
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at the premiere of Charlie's Angels in L.A.

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke
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at the premiere of Last Christmas in London.

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Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
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in a Brandon Maxwell bridal-inspired set featuring a white satin cropped top and voluminous ball gown skirt with a cummerbund waistband to the Academy Governors Awards.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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in an Celine by Hedi Klimane one-shoulder gold and black gown to the Academy Governors Awards.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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in a yellow satin Reem Acra gown with bow detail, paired with a Tyler Ellis clutch and Harry Winston jewelry to the Academy Governors Awards.

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Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice
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in an embellished black gown at the 2019 amfAR Gala in L.A.

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Rachel Brosnahan

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in a shimmery deep blue Elie Saab sequin gown, with Jimmy Choo sandals and Ana Khouri jewels to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Kristen Bell

71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals

in a multicolored sleeveless A-line Dior Haute Couture dress with beaded cutout bodice and full skirt to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Emilia Clarke

Celebrities attend the 71st Emmy Awards

wears a plunging Valentino Haute Couture navy gown with bow accent at the waist and a criss-cross back to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Zendaya

FOX's Coverage of The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards - Roaming Carpet

in an emerald green Vera Wang Collection gown featuring a sheer corset bodice with wrap skirt with high slit, which she paired with matching green Brian Atwood heels and diamond jewels to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Christina Applegate

71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - 22 Sep 2019

in a sheer gray Vera Wang Collection gown with high ruffled neckline to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Nathalie Emmanuel

71st Emmy Awards - Press Room

in a strappy black chiffon Miu Miu gown to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Margaret Qualley

71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - 22 Sep 2019

in a black satin off-the-shoulder Chanel Haute Couture gown to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Joey King

71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals

in a red strapless Zac Posen dress with bow-tie detail to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Kathryn Newton

71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals

in a bright yellow Ralph Lauren Collection halter gown to the 71st Emmy Awards in L.A.

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Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery
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in a strappy black Armani Privé gown at the Downton Abbey New York Premiere at Lincoln Center.

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Kerry Washington

2019 Toronto International Film Festival - "American Son" Premiere

in a Zuhair Murad gown at the premiere of American Son during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Karlie Kloss

Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation - Arrivals

in a sheer black gown at Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball in N.Y.C.

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Jennifer Lopez

at arrivals for HUSTLERS Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON September 7, 2019. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection

in a bright Versace gown at the premiere of Hustlers during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Keke Palmer

2019 Toronto International Film Festival - "Hustlers" Premiere - Arrivals

in a one-sleeved backless gown at the premiere of Hustlers during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Lily-Rose Depp

'The King' premiere, 76th Venice Film Festival, Italy - 02 Sep 2019

in lavender chiffon at The King premiere during the 76th the Venice Film Festival.

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Candice Swanepoel

Opening Ceremony 76th Venice Film Festival
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in a strappy gold gown at the opening ceremony during the 76th Venice Film Festival.

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Zendaya

Zendaya
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in a glittering two-tone Armani Privé open-back gown embroidered in black and red paillettes, plus black pumps at the premiere of Spider-Man Far from Home in Hollywood.

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Lily James

Lily James
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in a V-neck lace dress with sheer neckline and sleeves covered in jeweled appliqués at the premiere of Yesterday in London.

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Emily Ratajkowski

73rd Annual Tony Awards - Red Carpet

in a strappy black gown to the 73rd Annual Tony Awards in N.Y.C.

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Paula Patton

Paula Patton
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in a backless green chiffon gown to American Film Institute's 47th Life Achievement Award Gala in Hollywood, CA.

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Halsey

Halsey
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in a strappy crop top and bright trousers at A Capital's Summertime Ball in London.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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shows she’s worthy of the CFDA Fashion Icon award (as well as the title of Best Abs) in a custom, fire-engine red Ralph Lauren design featuring a glittering crop top and matching skirt with a statement train at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid
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wears a plunging, black sequin halter dress with feather accents, plus patent leather pumps and 75-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald-cut diamond earrings to the CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
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in a Valentino silk slip skirt and lace top at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner
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in a strappy sequin gown at the premiere of Chasing Happiness in L.A.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio
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in a scarlet red, embroidered silk chiffon Julien Macdonald dress featuring a halter neck, cut-outs and high slit at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber
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wears a pale pink Alexander Wang backless gown with built-in thong and tops it off with a high, bow-accented pony and Bulgari diamonds to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Jennifer Lopez

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivals

in an iridescent sequin Atelier Versace halter gown with matching headpiece and a knockout Harry Winston purple sapphire-and-diamond necklace to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Constance Wu

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

in "high glamour, super extra" beaded and sheer Marchesa with glittering headpiece and Stuart Weitzman heels at the 2019 Met Gala.

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Rachel Brosnahan

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

wears a tiered, ruffled fuschia Erdem gown with red rose print and rows of bows, plus earrings by Alison Lou and rings by Selim Mouzannar to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Camp: Notes on Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 06 May 2019

wears a Dundas look that's more beads than fabric with a winged headpiece and Jimmy Choo heels to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Gisele Bündchen

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

opts for sustainable fashion, including a Dior Haute Couture pleated gown and jewelry by Âme to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Irina Shayk

Camp: Notes on Fashion Costume Institute Gala

wears midnight blue Burberry velvet gown with balloon sleeves and a bejeweled accent at the waist to the 2019 Met Gala.

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Kendall Jenner

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals

goes full showgirl in a sheer orange sequin-and-feather Atelier Versace creation, plus lots of Tiffany & Co. Blue Book jewelry at the 2019 Met Gala.

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Kim Kardashian

The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Cocktails

in Thierry Mugler at the 2019 Met Gala.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o Looks Glamorous In Aqua Dress As She Parties After The Met Gala

in a sky blue strappy slip dress to a Met Gala afterparty.

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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in a teal sheer gown with fringe down the back and hair to match to a Met Gala afterparty.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins
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in a Elie Saab sheer mystical styled gown with sequined and heart appliqués paired with strappy pumps at the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and VileEuropean premiere in London.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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in a strapless shimmery chain metal dress with gold sandals and clutch at the premiere of Avengers: Endgame in L.A.

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Brie Larson

Brie Larson
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in a purple slip dress with criss-cross straps, plus custom Irene Neuwirth jewelry at the Avengers:Endgame premiere in L.A.

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Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira
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wears a ruched fuschia gown at the Avengers: Endgame premiere in L.A.

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Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

in a red Olivier Theyskens cutout dress with draped fabric detailing on the sides and strong shoulders paired with black peep toe sandals at Bravo’s Top Chef and Project Runway A Night of Food and Fashion FYC Red Carpet Event in Los Angeles.

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Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka

in an embellished Miu Miu mini dress to the Kids' Choice Awards.

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Lea Michele

30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 28 Mar 2019
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the newlywed wore a long blush satin gown with bow detail to the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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Olivia Munn

30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals
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in a black velvet gown with a sheer bodice to the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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Chanel Iman

The Daily Front Row's 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards - Arrivals
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in a one shoulder cutout Julien Macdonald bright yellow gown with a side thigh high slit and strappy silver sandals at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Los Angeles.

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Adriana Lima

The Daily Front Row Fashion Awards, Arrivals, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Mar 2019
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in a plunging Oscar de la Renta metallic green hue gown with a thigh high slit and strappy leopard print pumps at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Los Angeles.

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Elle Fanning

2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards - Arrivals
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in a blush chiffon halter gown at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in L.A.

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Gabrielle Union

NBC's "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kick-Off - Arrivals

in a coloful watercolor print strapless gown to America's Got Talent Season 14 Kick-Off in Pasadena.

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Candice Swanepoel

The Daily Front Row Fashion Awards, Arrivals, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Mar 2019
Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock

in a plunging Julien Macdonald metallic dress with cutouts and a high slit paired with sparkly sandals at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Los Angeles.

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Joan Smalls

The Daily Front Row Fashion Awards, Arrivals, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Mar 2019
Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock

in a Oscar de la Renta striped gold halter gown with a thigh high slit and strappy sandals at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kate Beckinsale

DuJour Media Spring Issue Party, New York, USA - 28 Feb 2019
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in a black strappy halter gown to the DuJour Media Spring Issue Party in N.Y.C.

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Kendall Jenner

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Roaming Arrivals
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chooses a risqué gown with a halter-style top with plunging center cutout and hipbone-high slits on either side, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Charlize Theron

91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019
Christopher Polk/REX/Shutterstock

shows off her backless long-sleeve periwinkle Dior Haute Couture gown at the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Brie Larson

Vanity Fair Oscar Party - 91st Academy Awards, Beverly Hills, USA - 24 Feb 2019

wears an asymmetrical red Céline by Hedi Slimane gown with slit at the skirt and black belt at the waist plus Jimmy Choo sandals to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Jessica Alba

Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019
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in a slinky Narciso Rodriguez jersey dress with long neck scarf, plus a top-handle black bag and Ana Khouri jewels at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Kacey Musgraves

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones

wore bronze Versace with a gold Tyler Ellis clutch - a major depature from her pouffy pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Oscars gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Lupita Nyong'o

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

wears an exuberant feathered one-shoulder gown with Roger Vivier sandals and Forevermark diamonds to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Camila Mendes

Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

wears an orange-and-black floral Lela Rose gown with Clean Origin jewelry to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Heidi Klum

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

goes feathery and sheer in her strong-shoulder Elie Saab mini dress with embellished bodice and long train plus glittery Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

channels Elsa from Frozen in a pleated, beaded, plunging, iridescent blue gown with Chopard jewelry and Jimmy Choos to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Emma Stone

91st Academy Awards - Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

in a strong-shoulder amber-colored custom Louis Vuitton gown covered in jeweled embellishments to the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Kiki Layne

91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

in pink Atelier Versace gown to the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Molly Sims

91st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

in a metallic long-sleeved Zuhair Murad gown with cutouts to the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Irina Shayk

91st Academy Awards - Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

wears a high-neck long-sleeve Burberry black gown with gold fringe accents and an open, low back to the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Yara Shahidi

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Jan 2019

wears an embellished light pink Fendi Couture tulle dress with pants underneath the sheer skirt to the 2019 SAG Awards.

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Emily Blunt

Arrivals - 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Jan 2019

in a custom crystal-embroidered pink Michael Kors gown with sculptural sleeves and an open back to the 2019 SAG Awards.

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Samira Wiley

25th Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Jan 2019

in a black strappy Georges Chakra Haute Couture gown to the 2019 SAG Awards.

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Rhea Seehorn

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Jan 2019

in a black Georges Chakra halter jumpsuit with a blue, purple and grey satin pleated bodice and a black skirt overlay to the 2019 SAG Awards.

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Laverne Cox

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 27 Jan 2019
Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock

in a red Zac Posen gown with draped sleeves and jeweled back to the 2019 SAG Awards.

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KARLIE KLOSS

Christian Dior : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

in a sheer embroidered Dior dress at the Christian Dior Spring 2019 Couture show in Paris.

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KATE BECKINSALE

30th Annual Producers Guild Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 19 Jan 2019

in a plunging black gown with feather and sheen accents at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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CHARLIZE THERON

24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

in a one-shoulder metallic silver ombré gown by Givenchy with Messika jewels at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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PATRICIA CLARKSON

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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in an orange-ombre Georges Chakra gown to the Golden Globe Awards.

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DAKOTA FANNING

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

wears a strapless silver Armani Privé gown with a trail of bow details down the back to the Golden Globe Awards.

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GEMMA CHAN

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

in a blue Valentino Haute Couture halter gown to the Golden Globe Awards.

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JULIANNE MOORE

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

in a white Valentino Haute Couture gown with bow detail to the Golden Globe Awards.

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EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

The Art of Elysium's 12th Annual Black Tie Event 'Heaven', Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Jan 2019

in sheer red chiffon at the Art of Elysium's 12th annual Heaven gala.

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CHARLIZE THERON

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

in a Dior Haute Couture black and ivory silk crepe halter gown with Bulgari jewelry at the Golden Globe Awards.

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CHANEL IMAN

WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals - Arrivals

in a bright yellow mini dress with an open back and attached cape at the WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals in L.A.

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SANDRA OH

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

in a cream Stella McCartney gown with billowing silver and gold sequin sleeves and a cutout back at the Golden Globe Awards.

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EMMY ROSSUM

Amazon Golden Globes After Party sponsored by Audi, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

in a plunging black gown with a criss-cross back to the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards afterparty.

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HEIDI KLUM

Amazon Golden Globes After Party sponsored by Audi, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

in a long gray gown featuring a high collar, thigh-high slit and dramatic chest cutout to the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards afterparty.

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