The Top 10 Most Stylish Stars of 2017
The Top 10 Most Stylish Stars of 2017
It's that time of year again when we look back at the most eclectic, elegant and daring red carpet fashion. We took on the challenge of curating a list of the 10 celebs who dominated the style world with their bold choices. Our No. 1 choice? That would be none other than Nicole Kidman, who's worn one stellar look after another. As for the rest, you'll have to keep scrolling to see who made the cut!
Best Dressed Star of the Year: Nicole Kidman (in Rodarte)
Why We Picked Her: Frankly, no A-list star wears high fashion as fearlessly as this 50-year-old stunner. Like her award-winning roles, each red carpet look that the actress and Neutrogena spokeswoman wears — often chosen with the help of stylist Julia von Boehm — feels unique, powerful and unapologetically ambitious, whether she’s sporting paillettes, posies or parrots (all of which she's rocked proudly).
What She's Said About Her Style: "Fashion has such a power. I’ve always loved fashion. I love embracing it and it’s rare that you get to really dress up. Trust me, I don’t dress up at home. So when there’s a chance to dress up like at Cannes, I embrace it. I love doing it and it’s fun," Kidman revealed to Vanity Fair.
Rihanna in Giambattista Valli
What She's Said About Her Style: “I wanted to wear something that looked like it was floating on me,” she told Vanity Fair of her biggest fashion risk ever, the sheer Adam Selman gown she wore at the 2015 CFDA Awards. “But after that, I thought, O.K., we can’t do this again for a while. No nipples, no sexy shit, or it’s going to be like a gimmick. That night was like a last hurrah; I decided to take a little break from that and wear clothes."
Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan
Why We Picked Her: The star, 33, of This is Us makes red carpet dressing look effortless and fun with her girl-next-door appeal.
What She's Said About Her Style: "I’m at a time in my life where I feel more comfortable to be bolder and to try things I wouldn’t have tried when I was a young twentysomething," Moore told PEOPLE of how her look has evolved over the years. "I'm more carefree, and I have more fun with the whole process."
Jada Pinkett Smith in Alexandre Vauthier
Why We Picked Her: At 46 years old, the actress is hitting her fashion stride, stepping out in one head-turning look after another. Pinkett Smith's collaborations with multiple stylists have transformed her into a sartorial force, who can easily pivot from a feminine floral party dress to a dazzling gown with a thigh-high slit.
What She's Said About Her Style: “Eclectic. Glam. And rugged and rock and roll. I like it when I can mix the two," she told Fashion Bomb Daily when asked to describe her style. "I love contrast in fashion. I’m always looking for contrast of some kind."
Kirsten Dunst in Dior Couture
Why We Picked Her: The actress, 35, personifies modern elegance with her love of classic silhouettes and striking accents.
What She's Said About Her Style: "I like a cute, easy dress when I'm not working," Dunst told Vogue. "I find jeans less comfortable than dresses to be honest — because everyone wears such tight jeans these days! I like putting together a nice outfit, but mostly I like comfort. It depends on my mood."
Emma Watson in Louis Vuitton
Why We Picked Her: Watson, 27, is a champion for eco-friendly fashion and is using her star power to spotlight sustainable labels.
What She's Said About Her Style: "Fashion is something that I love, and I find it to be so expressive and creative, and it's obviously a way into my characters, so I'm always deeply engaged with it," Watson explained to Interview Magazine.
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren Collection
Why We Picked Her: The actress, 35, has a knack for choosing bold looks that light up the red carpet. After rising to fame in 2000 when she won Miss World, standing out in a sea of dresses is a skill that comes easy to Chopra.
What She's Said About Her Style: "I’m not someone who tries to break the Internet with what I’m wearing,” Chopra told PEOPLE. “I need to feel my best, and I decide on my clothes based on that. You can’t overthink it.”
Jessica Chastain in Prada
Why We Picked Her: The actress, 40, embodies Old Hollywood glamour with a modern (and sexy!) twist.
What She's Said About Her Style: "I'm not trying to achieve anything [by taking a risk]. I think society tries to make a contest out of everything. There's no contest. Rather, if I'm wearing something that I feel beautiful in, that's all I care about, especially if it's by a designer that I love," Chastain told PEOPLE.
Zoë Kravitz in Atelier Versace
Why We Picked Her: The 28-year-old rising star inspires us with her unique aesthetic, which is equal parts edgy and ladylike.
What She's Said About Her Style: "It's always changing. Sometimes it’s more masculine or more feminine or more playful," the face of Tiffany & Co. told PEOPLE of her style vibe. "But I try and wear what I feel comfortable in — not always physically comfortable — but what feels like a representation of me."
Elle Fanning in Vivienne Westwood
Why We Picked Her: Fanning, 19, is living a fashion fairy tale with a seemingly endless supply of glam gowns at her disposal. Her transformation into a bona fide style star was most evident at the Cannes Film Festival, where the newly named L’Oréal Paris ambassador worked with stylist Samantha McMillen to craft a princess-worthy wardrobe.
What She's Said About Her Style: “I love to experiment with my clothes,” Fanning told PEOPLE of her approach to fashion. “I go on my gut feeling.”