Runway to Red Carpet

See how the stars put their own spin on catwalk couture – and vote on who wears it better: the model or the celeb? By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

01 of 25

ANGELINA JOLIE

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While the sapphire blue Max Azria dress made it down the Spring ‘09 runway as a plunging V-neck, the star put her own twist on it for the SAG Awards – by turning it around and wearing the deep V in back!

02 of 25

EVA LONGORIA PARKER

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This jeweled-neck dress first appeared on Jenny Packham’s London runway in September, but set off the star’s bronzed skin at the SAG Awards.

03 of 25

JANUARY JONES

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The Mad Men star veers from the usual red-carpet favorites, selecting this heavily embellished black gown from Paris-based designer Andrew Gn for the SAG Awards.

04 of 25

MARISA TOMEI

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Lebanese designer Elie Saab famously dressed Halle Berry for her Oscar win – could that be why the Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress selected this bright yellow gown from his Spring ‘09 runway show for her SAG Awards appearance?

05 of 25

OLIVIA WILDE

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Ralph Lauren paired his long ivory satin gown with a safari-inspired headwrap for his runway show, while the House star wore retro curls for her SAG Awards turn instead.

06 of 25

JENNIFER LOPEZ IN MARCHESA

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The bugle-beaded gown made its debut at New York Fashion Week in September, where we picked it as a favorite for Lopez to wear to the Golden Globes. The star indeed made it famous by making a sexy turn in the draped gown at the ceremony.

07 of 25

ANNE HATHAWAY IN BALMAIN

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Worn by supermodel Mariacarla Boscono on the Balmain runway with crystal-studded heels, this crystal-swathed bustier dress looked sexy. Later, Hathaway gave it a classic turn at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

08 of 25

CARRIE UNDERWOOD IN JENNY PACKHAM

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The British designer paired her orange and gold dress with matching heels for her London runway show, while the country singer went for delicate gold shoes at the People’s Choice Awards.

09 of 25

MEGAN FOX IN RALPH LAUREN

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The iconic American designer closed New York Fashion Week in September with his safari-inspired collection, including this heavily beaded gold dress –which Fox paired with emerald jewels for the Golden Globes.

10 of 25

MILEY CYRUS IN MARCHESA

MILEY CYRUS IN MARCHESA
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Georgina Chapman included this gold embroidered gown in her Spring ‘09 collection, shown at a presentation at the Chelsea Art Museum in September. Golden Globes best song nominee Cyrus added a romantic touch to the empire gown with long ringlets.

11 of 25

ANNE HATHAWAY

ANNE HATHAWAY
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48% percent of PEOPLE.com readers voted for the Best Actress nominee to wear this glittering Armani Privé gown – she must have listened!

12 of 25

HALLE BERRY

HALLE BERRY
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With other Best Actress winners by her side, the 2002 Oscar honoree dazzled in a gold-and-black Marchesa gown that made its debut at N.Y.C. Fashion Week last September.

13 of 25

MARION COTILLARD

MARION COTILLARD
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Last year’s Best Actress winner – and face of the Lady Dior bag – shows off her brand loyalty with her Dior Couture gown, which was altered into a simpler strapless neckline from the runway original.

14 of 25

EVAN RACHEL WOOD

EVAN RACHEL WOOD
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The Wrestler star’s simply stunning Elie Saab Couture gown made its way down the Paris runways just a few weeks ago during January’s fashion shows.

15 of 25

ANGELINA JOLIE

ANGELINA JOLIE
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The best actress nominee brightened up her Armani Privé dress at the BAFTAs in London by revealing more of the yellow underside of the slim black dress than was glimpsed on the runway.

16 of 25

GWYNETH PALTROW

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The actress paired her sparkling Versace minidress with gray tights and a cardigan backstage at the Grammys – for a lot more coverage than the model at the line’s spring show in Milan.

17 of 25

MILEY CYRUS

MILEY CYRUS
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The singer wore her one-shouldered Hervé Léger gown to the Grammys almost exactly one year after it walked down the N.Y.C. runway last February.

18 of 25

BLAKE LIVELY

BLAKE LIVELY
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The actress took the uptown edge off her petal-pink Oscar de la Renta gown with tousled locks while walking the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival.

19 of 25

MARISA TOMEI

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The best supporting actress nominee dared to wear a pattern to the BAFTAs with her shimmering paisley Etro gown, which made its Milan debut last September.

20 of 25

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
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The actress attends the Young Victoria afterparty in her Chanel Haute Couture dress, which was part of an almost exclusively white collection.

21 of 25

KIRSTEN DUNST

KIRSTEN DUNST
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The star turned up front row at the Rodarte show in a knit dress from their Spring ‘08 collection.

22 of 25

RACHEL WEISZ

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Only a few days after Narciso Rodriguez showed his Fall ‘09 collection in N.Y.C., the actress wore this black-and-hot pink dress straight off the runway.

23 of 25

KATIE HOLMES

KATIE HOLMES
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The star not only added length to her hair for the Japanese premiere of Valkyrie but she also added leggings to her two-tone Jason Wu dress.

24 of 25

BECKI NEWTON

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The Ugly Betty star paired this straight-off-the-runway Yves Saint Laurent green jumpsuit with the collection’s signature lattice heels.

25 of 25

DIANE KRUGER

DIANE KRUGER
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The fashionista paired her shimmering Roberto Cavalli minidress – straight off the Fall ‘09 Milan runway – with a fur shrug and tough black boots for the designer’s boutique opening in Paris.

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