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2010 Best Dressed Of The Year Critics’ Choice

Here is my picks for Best Dressed Of The Year 2010.

1. Cate Blanchett in vintage Christian Lacroix from Decades – SK-II’s “Clear for Life” Event
2. Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture – 2010 Oscars
3. Fan Bing Bing in Dragon Robe by Laurence Hsu – “Robin Hood” Cannes Film Festival Premiere
4. Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Couture – 2010 Oscars
5. Diane Kruger in Christian Lacroix Couture – 2010 Golden Globes
6. Kirstin Davis in vintage Balmain from Decades – White House Correspondent’s Dinner
7. Dree Hemingway in Valentino Couture – 2010 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala
8. Gwyneth Paltrow in Atelier Versace – 2010 CMA Awards
9. Salma Hayek In Gucci Première – “Robin Hood” Cannes Film Festival Premiere
10. Rose McGowan in Issa – MOCA Los Angeles Gala

It’s been an amazing 2010, and I’m already looking forward to bringing you so much more in 2011.

Awards season kicks off on January 5 with the ‘Peoples’ Choice Awards’.

Happy Holidays everyone. See you in the New Year.

FC xxx

Credit: Bauer Griffin, London Features & Getty

Designer Of The Year - Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci

Designer Of The Year – Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci

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83 Responses to 2010 Best Dressed Of The Year Critics’ Choice

  1. Hermione Weasley December 24, 2010 at 18:04 #

    Happy Holidays, FC! And thanks for feeding my fashion addiction daily :P Merry Christmas <3

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 20:01 #

      My pleasure xxx

  2. Mikaela December 24, 2010 at 18:07 #

    My god I’m still in love with Diane’s pink dress, and Dree’s valentino…
    Thank you so much for your hard work this year! Best fashion blog on the internet, no doubt! I will miss your writings, but enjoy your well deserved holiday!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 20:02 #

      High praise indeed.

      Thank you xxxx

      Happy holidays

  3. Laura December 24, 2010 at 18:09 #

    Beautiful looks. Cate Blanchett is obviously my fave from this list. I’m going to remember that dress for a long time. Also, I really like your choice of Kristin Davis. It’s not a typical red carpet dress by any means, and I’m glad you included it.

    Great pics FC! And I can’t wait for your award season coverage. I hardly watch the awards shows themselves anymore. I’m just online waiting for your next show. To me, award shows are more about the fashion than who wins what. :P

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 20:00 #

      Thanks xxxx

      Merry Christmas.

      I can’t wait for awards season

  4. rebecca December 24, 2010 at 18:09 #

    I SCREAMED SO HARD WHEN I SAW THAT DREE HEMINGWAY MADE THE LIST!!! OMG!!!!!! I AM GOING IN SANE!! i love this list 50 times more than i liked the readers one (because she made the list and because kristin davis made the list too. SO well deserved and i only have a feeling that 2011 is going to be better
    thank you fc for spoiling us with such wonderful posts, i cant thank you enough (as you can tell from my many comments), have a truly amazing christmas and new years, you deserve your time off, and i hope you indulge in designer treats while you’re at it! so looking forward to you and your posts in 2011 :)

  5. anne December 24, 2010 at 18:14 #

    I’m only surprised at number 4 and 7 as i didn’t know you loved it so much but i like the list. :)
    Merry Christmas FC and may the new year bring you lots of interviews with designers, front row seats at fashion month, many more RM dresses and lots of high heeled Louboutins. Happy holidays!! :*

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:58 #

      Thank u….I wish for all those things to xxxxx

      Happy Holidays xxx

  6. Matt R December 24, 2010 at 18:16 #

    I knew some of these dresses were going to make your list (Cate, Zoe, Fan Bing Bing, Gwyneth) but others did catch me off guard (Anna’s Elie Saab, Dree’s Valentino Couture) but all worthy choices. Great Job FC and can’t wait for the New Year and Awards Season!!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:57 #

      I can’t wait either. It gonna be a good one xxxx

  7. Victoria December 24, 2010 at 18:21 #

    Fantastic list! Gotta say I agree with yours more than the reader’s list. :) Plus Fan Bing Bing made the top 3 so I’m happy!

    Once again, thank you for an amazing year of fashion coverage. Your site is the one constant thing in my life that cheers me up no matter what kind of day I’m having. Here’s to another great year in 2011!

    Happy new year. :D

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:57 #

      Happy New Year xxx

      Thank u

  8. Elaine December 24, 2010 at 18:22 #

    Amazing – delighted to see anna kendrick in elie saab get on your list – shame not to see emma watson there though, but with so many contenders I understand!

    Happy Christmas FC & thanks for brightening up my work-days – your site is my haven

    xxx

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:56 #

      My pleasure.

      Merry Xmas

  9. Alina December 24, 2010 at 18:26 #

    I agree with all your choices – they all deserve to be there. For me, Fan wins this year.

    FC, I wish you a Merry Christmas and maybe an Elie Saab dress under your Xmas tree.I hope that you’ll have an amazing year,full of accomplishments.

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:56 #

      In pray Santa is reading this.

      Merry Christmas xx

  10. fabiana December 24, 2010 at 18:34 #

    the givenchy gown is breathtaking

    i would kill to own it!

  11. lee December 24, 2010 at 18:53 #

    yayy you included dree!

  12. angie December 24, 2010 at 19:01 #

    FC… what can I say… well yes… THANK YOU, for your amazing work another year.
    I remember, during the London Fashion Week, you said one of the bad points was that many of the fashion crews of the magazines didn´t even say ‘hello’ when they perfectly know you… I think you don´t need it, you are by far the best fashion blogger I´ve seen.
    Thanks again for this wonderful site. Take care and rest to give us more on 2011!! Kisses from Spain.

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:55 #

      Kisses from London.

      Thank u

      Happy Holidays xxx

  13. nina December 24, 2010 at 19:02 #

    Thank you FC for a great fashion year, it is great joy to read your blog.
    Merry Christmas and happy New 2011. year!!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:55 #

      Merry Xmas xxx

  14. Hisadora December 24, 2010 at 19:07 #

    Completely agree with your list. I’m glad you chose Anna Kendrick, Kristin Davis, Dree Hemingway and Rose McGowan to take part of your choices. Again merry christmas!!!! :)

  15. Leo December 24, 2010 at 19:09 #

    Loving that almost everything in this list comes from couture. And there’s Issa which is a kinda relaxed brand in the middle.

    Happy holidays! Have some rest, eat loads of good food. And wish you that Santa leaves a couple nice dresses under your tree.

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:54 #

      Thank u xxx

  16. noo December 24, 2010 at 19:13 #

    FC i have a girl crush on you :D
    thank you for including diane kruger’s breathtaking lacroix and for giving credit to last awards season’s underdog anna kendrick who wore couture with confidence and thank you for being the best blogger eveeeeeeer :D
    looking forward to following you next year!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:54 #

      You are too cute.

      Thank u xx

  17. Hannah December 24, 2010 at 19:28 #

    What an absolutely beautiful list! I have noticed that almsot all the gowns are fluid, aka silk or chiffon, and there is a lot of two-toned and ombré going on too! Fan Bingbing is still ym favourite, but any of your picks could easily have won, and although I wasn’t teh biggest fan, although I still loved it, I am glad you picked Dree, which is a very unique and unexpected chocie, in that it wasn’t a gown or a classi cdress, if that makes sense. I am looking forward to you bringing al teh fabulosity in 2011, it might be even better than 2010!
    2010 has been a great year for me, adn I hoep it has been for you too. I honestly can’t say tahnkyou enough for all your incredible work, your posts are always intelligent, articulate, elegant, hilarious and simply a pleasure to read, and how you do that multiple times a day is beyond me. Have a wonderful chrismas!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2010 at 19:53 #

      Thank you. Looking forward to 2011 xxx

  18. Jennifer December 24, 2010 at 19:31 #

    Bit gobsmacked that Rose McGowan made it in, over all the Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria looks, and Danni Minogue’s X Factor Final dress! But Cate and Zoe are def deserving top two, and dellighted that Dree is in. Merry Christmas FC xxx

  19. Arabic-Fashion December 24, 2010 at 20:04 #

    WoW , I like your list..
    Thank you FC for this site , You worked a great effort this year..

  20. Marvel December 24, 2010 at 20:05 #

    I mus say FC I am surprised of your list. I would have betted that Longoria in Pucci would be there but I’m glad you are unpredictable :)

    Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year.

  21. mol December 24, 2010 at 20:11 #

    #’s 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10 were ones I agonized over and found hard to leave off my own top ten choices. In the end though I had to stick to my personal aesthetic, but I really do think you acknowleged dresses that were truly great and worthy, which I love. In aworld of naught or nice, I bet. You’re at the top of his ‘nice’ list ; ) xxx

    • mol December 24, 2010 at 20:12 #

      I meant ‘santa’s ‘nice’ list (on a bumpy car ride!)

  22. anna December 24, 2010 at 20:12 #

    Fashion, your blog become my favorite blog in a period of just a year! I’m so glad i’ve discovered this. First, because it’s fun. Second, because I actually gett to learn fashion things with your pots and the coments1
    Can’t wait for next year!
    I wish you sucess and happines!

  23. molly December 24, 2010 at 20:34 #

    Anna Kendrick was my best dressed. Simply stunning. I also loved Fang Bing Bings dress!good list:D
    Thank you for feeding my teenage fashion addiction!
    Merry Christmas and have a wondeful New Year!

  24. Elly December 24, 2010 at 20:38 #

    Better than the readers voted list, excep for choice number 7.
    Definately glad that Diane Kruger made it in.
    Happy times :)

  25. Ariel December 24, 2010 at 21:04 #

    Minus Dree in Valentino, this is a fab list! Can’t wait for 2011! Happy Holidays FC!

  26. Methedrine December 24, 2010 at 21:22 #

    Great choices FC as usual. Thank you for your blog, I come here everyday since 2008, it’s clearly an addiction and I’ll be there next year!

    Have great holidays and rest (you totally deserve it)!
    Merry Xmas
    xx

  27. Irmina December 24, 2010 at 23:51 #

    I was interesting, who become ” model of the year”, but i can see, You didn’t announce it =(

    • Fashion Critic December 25, 2010 at 12:14 #

      I don’t really follow models like I used to so I don’t know much about them

    • Alina December 27, 2010 at 09:07 #

      According to models.com , model of the year seems to be Lara Stone.

  28. Christina December 25, 2010 at 01:08 #

    Happy holidays! Thanks for all your hard work. Hope your getting the break you deserve.

  29. IloveNorway December 25, 2010 at 01:37 #

    Im suprised that Tilda in that blue Haider dress was not here,she made on my personal top 10.But I still love this list.Thank you, cant wait for your reviews on award season.

  30. fashion-intern-shelly December 25, 2010 at 02:49 #

    WOW!! Cate, Kristin, and Rose are DEFINITELY my top 3. Simply stunning!! You have such a perfect eye for looks that the mainstream sometimes seem to miss. Cheers to you and look forward to your picks for award season!

  31. Andrada December 25, 2010 at 02:50 #

    I loved your “best of” features, thank you! Merry Christmas Catherine, and I’m looking forward to a fabulous new year! :)

  32. samaira December 25, 2010 at 03:47 #

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays FC! Congratulations on the wrap up of a great year.

    And now if there was an award for the
    BEST BLOG – It goes to YOU !! YAYYYYYYY :)

    Much love Darling <3

  33. nicole December 25, 2010 at 04:46 #

    great list!! Zoe is my fav for the year so im happy she made it onto both lists.
    Have a great christmas and happy new year FC! Thanks for all the amazing posts this year.
    See you in 2011!

  34. Ayesha December 25, 2010 at 08:30 #

    AMAZING list……..and thank you so much FC for the blessing of this amazing website,merry christmas and a happy new year..god bless!
    and i can’t wait for the award season and your wonderful coverage. :)

  35. Ellie December 25, 2010 at 08:30 #

    I’ve gotta say, thanks for everything FC. You’re kinda awesome.

    I have one question though, and I know I’m probably one of the few that thinks this, but what is it about Gwyneth’s dress that made it a hit? When I saw it, I went ‘blah’ even though I agree with pretty much EVERYTHING you say. And then it made it to the top 10 of the year! What is it that made it so good that I’m not seeing?

    • Fashion Critic December 25, 2010 at 12:13 #

      Thank u ;)

      I think it’s 60% her beautiful dress and 40% her confidence and attitude.

      She can be seen as boring and that wasn’t the case in this dress

  36. ahot December 25, 2010 at 09:59 #

    As always, all your choices make sense. I must confess i was too lazy to make my list too ^^, And anyway yours is so right, every single dress/gown was indeed memorable.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy (healthy) new Year t o you FC & to all the readers of this blog ! May 2011 bring us more incredible style to admire, and criticise! ;)

  37. Annel December 25, 2010 at 11:01 #

    Love that fact that Dree made it to your list! She’s fab :)

  38. frommdq December 25, 2010 at 13:51 #

    Much better! I prefer your choice for Diane Kruger and love Kirsten Davis nad Drew Hemingway. But above all, no quitte the best year for de red carpet to me, Im lookinf foward for the new award season!
    Merry Cristmas and excellent 2011 for all of you!

  39. Kathy December 25, 2010 at 15:11 #

    Cate Blanchett and Fan Bing Bing really deserve to be in your list!
    they looked so perfect :D

  40. Sophie December 25, 2010 at 15:41 #

    Thank you for recognizing Zoe. I was so saddened that she was killed for this look. It’s actually my no.1 for this year. She nailed it. I love Zoe. IMVHO she is the Best Dressed Actress 2010!

    Thanks Again :)

  41. Emi December 25, 2010 at 16:12 #

    I definitely agree with you, I mean, there were a lot of beautiful dresses and you picked 10 beautiful outfit. R. McGowan in the top ten is such a great choice, that beautiful gown really deserved it. Happy holiday, FC.

  42. Kat December 25, 2010 at 16:18 #

    oh my, cate clanchett in that dress was my choice, too :)

    merry christmas!

  43. Kat December 25, 2010 at 16:18 #

    Blanchett, of course…

  44. Modeuse December 25, 2010 at 17:26 #

    Merry Christmas FC

    Thanks for this blog, it’s the best !
    I wish Gwyneth and Rose would have climb up to at least your top 5, especially Rose, her dress is stunning.
    Can’t wait for the Awards season to start.

  45. Jones19 December 25, 2010 at 19:35 #

    I knew you’d pick Cate for first place! She’s my choice too. Merry Christmas and thanks for the fashion coverage this year. I became an avid reader of your blog in the past year and I will continue to stop by in 2011.

  46. Estranged December 25, 2010 at 21:31 #

    I completely forgot about how amazing Dree looked. Diane, Kate and Rose were on my list too. I’m very much surprised about Anna Kendrick making it onto the list in this particular dres. Never thought about her. Anyway, thanks for an amazing year and I can’t wait for the next.

  47. _danny (aka the modman) December 26, 2010 at 03:51 #

    Cate Blanchett in vintage Christian Lacroix is hands down number one. Then Dree Hemingway in Valentino Couture and Gwyneth Paltrow in Atelier Versace to round out the top three. Would have loved to see Tilda Swinton! Oh well, thanks for sharing, as always! :]

  48. _danny (aka the modman) December 26, 2010 at 03:52 #

    Sorry for the three comments, dealing with some major internet problems. Feel free to delete any two! Happy holidays!

  49. X. Crespo December 26, 2010 at 04:47 #

    Cate is Cate and it is not even her gorgeous dress that puts her on the #1 spot in both lists, but how she carries it.

    She’s simply royalty. THAT’S how you wear a dress of such caliber.

    Everybody I know seemed to utterly hate Zoe’s Oscar’s dress, when she looked stunning! They even called it fug! Blasphemy! Givenchy is just… GAH. A damn good GAH, I might add!

    And if innocent, romantic love were to be shaped into a woman, she would be wearing Anna Kendrick’s dress. Definitely deserved to be up there.

    Impeccable taste.

    Cheers for a 2011 full of jaw dropping looks and colorful.

    And God saves us from this seismic activity! O:

    • Ellie December 27, 2010 at 23:20 #

      This is probably my favorite comment of the year.

  50. Kaz December 26, 2010 at 08:25 #

    Another gorgeous year. To think I didn’t even know your blog existed 12 months ago… now I can’t imagine life without it! Thank you for your tireless work to bring us the best from the red carpet and runways around the world. I hope you had a brilliant Christmas and enjoy yourself over New Year. Look forward to lots more in 2011! xx

  51. Pablo December 26, 2010 at 11:32 #

    Dear FC, I just wanted to thank you once again for an amazing year’s work!! I really can’t express how addictive and day-brightening your blog is!!

    I wish you very happy holidays and may next year be full of wonderful fashion!! The best for you and your loved ones!!

    Greetings from Madrid!! xx

    • Fashion Critic December 26, 2010 at 13:46 #

      Thank you…I hope you are enjoying your Christmas holidays

  52. Naff December 26, 2010 at 16:56 #

    My favorites were Diane Kruger, Kristin Davis and her majesty Cate Blanchett.. Their dress choices were absolutely mind blowing. the rest were good. This year was not as exciting next year. Maybe FC you can add worst dressed next year? or you think it might be too harsh?.. anyway, you had so many moments this year FC and i want to congratulate you for your addictive blogs! you took so much of my time! hahaha. just kidding. i love you!

    • Naff December 26, 2010 at 16:58 #

      Correction: This year was not as exciting as last year.

  53. mm December 26, 2010 at 19:44 #

    Happy Holidays!! Thanks for a great year, looking forward to 2011.

  54. CreoleLady December 27, 2010 at 11:04 #

    Not a single black dress in sight (although there were a couple of worthy ones). Love love all of the gorgeous color in your list. I would swap out Gwyneth in ombre for Helen Mirren in red but that’s just a quibble. Looking forward to 2011!

  55. Marian December 27, 2010 at 13:05 #

    what wonderful picks darling! some of them are my fave looks from 2010
    xoxo
    marian.

  56. AMZgold December 28, 2010 at 02:07 #

    Happy New Year 2011 FC & thanks for brightening up my work days again for this wonderful site. Take care and rest to give us more on year.

  57. Sue Jin December 28, 2010 at 05:39 #

    What’s really funny is that Zoe was E!’s like worst dressed or something. they called it prom dress gone bad… and I was thinking wow seriously? The gone was really beautiful!
    I like your list!
    Thank you so much for keeping this site up and running. You seem to love what you do very much and it shows with all your posts! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and will enjoy the New Year!

  58. D December 28, 2010 at 19:17 #

    3 and 10 for me =) we could vote among all the 52 best dressed of the week for best dressed of the year? happy holiday!!

  59. Sandra December 28, 2010 at 21:43 #

    Thanks for the list!

    Cate is *breathtaking* in that stunning gown, and Kristin unexpectedly bold and simply a vision in Balmain. Diane Kruger’s Globes dress wasn’t a winner to a lot of people, but to me she is an undisputed and daring style visionary and one of the eye-catchers of the event.

    But surely Salma Hayek and Rose McGowan are rather too boring to be among the Top 10 Best Dressed of 2010, pretty though they are? And personally, Anna Kendrick’s frumpy and bland look at the Oscars ranked among my *very* worst of the evening.

  60. Sandra December 28, 2010 at 22:03 #

    Oh! I forgot to add that although I liked what Diane wore to the Globes, personally she BLEW ME AWAY at the January SAG Awards. Now that was one of the best looks of 2010.

  61. Zdeno December 30, 2010 at 11:38 #

    I´m not a fan of Fan Bing Bing´s dress, but the others are really great. very good choice for year 2010. unfortunately, there was no more pics of Cate Blanchett in that beautiful Lacroix. I remember just this one, which you posted

  62. rebecca December 30, 2010 at 15:04 #

    Have a good holiday! Can’t wait for awards season.

  63. mon January 3, 2011 at 12:14 #

    dont really like diane’s.. wud have preferred eva mendes’ with that fringed atelier versace she wore in roma.. divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i agree with the rest though ;)

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