Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Best Dressed Teen 2013 - Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka was voted your best-dressed teen star of 2013.

The ‘Mad Men’ actress, who narrowly lost out to Elle Fanning last year, was stylish, event appropriate and totally adorable for each of her red carpet appearances.

Going from cutesy dresses to single-handedly putting Spanish brand Delpozo on the fashion map, I still feel that there is more greatness to come from this young fashionista.

She had many great looks this year, but if I had to narrow down my favourite it would have to be her Oscar de la Renta SAG Awards dress followed by her Delpozo Emmys dress.

The best thing about Kiernan is that she doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to dress too maturely, a la Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana latter years.

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Best Ensemble Cast 2013

Last year, it was all about the dramatic ‘Les Miserables’ troupe. This year, the hottest topics on the red carpet have been the cast of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’

Actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Jena Malone, along with their handsome co-stars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin, jet-setted from city to city, leaving plenty of memorable looks in their stead.

With styles as fiery and fashionable as the film itself, the leading ladies frequently sizzled. Despite a few questionable entrances, Jennifer had a group of Dior looks that delighted—from her navy, strapless gown in Madrid and her vanilla-hued couture look in Rome to her daring sheer, knitted dress in Los Angeles.

However, it was Elizabeth who really delivered the most dramatic, take-your-breath-away entrances. Her yellow Jason Wu gown at the London world premiere was bold and beautiful, whilst that Elie Saab Couture confection in Berlin was just plain breath-taking. And who could forget her smouldering orange Versace number. She had us captivated at nearly every turn.

Jena, too, had plenty of firepower in her eclectic fashion statements, with her red-hot Monique Lhuillier fringed gown in London, that shiny, metallic Nicholas Oakwell Couture creation in L.A., and her forever-chic Valentino frock in NYC all providing their own special punch.

With the girls glamming up the proceedings, the guys still held their own on a relatively impeccable level, with well-suited, handsome appearances in such labels as Dior Homme, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen.

Runner up: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

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Best Dressed Film Festival 2013 – Cannes

While Toronto was my personal favourite film festival this year, as I felt everyone stepped up their game for the Canadian event, you were memorized by the 12 day glamour-fest of Cannes.

The French film festival is the playground for fashion types, filled with many gown swooshing moments at every photocall, screening, premiere and after party.

What we love most about Cannes is that A-listers like Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard can sometimes give us three looks in a day.

There are also no rules during Cannes.

It’s not uncommon to wear Couture before noon for a photocall, even Olivia Palermo was seduced by the festivals glamour donning an animal print Roberto Cavalli gown for her first red carpet appearance.

We are unlikely to see that outside of Cannes, but that is the beauty of the event.

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1. Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture – 2013 Oscars
2. Nieves Alvarez in Stéphane Rolland Couture – Goya Awards 2013
3. Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Couture – ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Berlin Premiere
4. Cate Blanchett in Balenciaga.Edition – ‘Blue Jasmine’ New York Premiere
5. Nicole Kidman in Valentino Couture – ‘Nebraska’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
6. Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Couture – ‘All Is Lost’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
7. Kerry Washington in Giles – ‘Django Unchained’ London Premiere
8. Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo – ‘World War Z’ Berlin Premiere
9. Kate Hudson in Reem Acra – Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball
10. Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera – ‘Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories Of Craftsmanship In Film’ Opening

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has long been a red carpet favourite, from when she was first introduced on Tom Cruise’s arm in the ’90s. She dazzled us in Dior, Gucci, Versace, YSL, and Nina Ricci, to name a few. Then she kinda lost her fizz.

This year she was back to her best, giving us drop-dead-gorgeous look after drop-dead-gorgeous look, starting with Alexander McQueen at the Golden Globe Awards, then onto Vivienne Westwood at the SAG Awards before her epic run during Cannes Film Festival, which really saw her get back in the saddle.

Even by her own admission the Australian actress said that she fell out of love with fashion, but thanks to her starring role as fashion icon Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’ that passion has been ignited once again and we are all grateful to that casting director.

When the film is released in 2014, we can look forward to an amazing promo tour.

I have to give an honourable mention to Olivia Wilde, who also got back into her groove this year.

Nicole Kidman Cannes Film Festival

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Unsung Hero 2013 - Ilaria Urbinati

This is a new award for 2013, the Unsung Hero award – or in this case, heroine.

The Hollywood Reporter named Ilaria Urbinati the 20th most powerful stylist in Hollywood after dressing 21 people during Oscars week, including ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ nominee Bradley Cooper, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ actor Jason Clarke and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress Nina Dobrev, but here at RCFA she was our number one.

Her list of clients includes James Marsden, Armie Hammer, Leighton Meester, Krysten Ritter, James van der Beek, Jayma Mays, Chris Evans, Ian Somerhalder, Joel Edgerton, Richard Armitage, Juliette Lewis and Margot Robbie, to name a few.

I couldn’t be more jealous of her amazing job, which includes not only being surrounded by stunning gowns by my favourites Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan on a daily basis, and turning around Juliette Lewis’ red carpet looks from non-newsworthy to totally amazing, but she’s also probably had the pleasure of seeing Bradley, Armie and James in their underwear – lucky girl.

Nearly every week her clients make the Best Dressed of the Week list, and last week alone she had three clients on the list. No mean feat.

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Entertainer of the Year 2013 - Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles has taken the fashion world and the music universe by storm with her style, singing a trendsetting tune at every turn.

Not only did she just recently break boundaries, daringly debuting her fifth album as a surprise release, the songstress was making waves early in the year as the star of the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in her Rubin Singer exaggerated moto jacket and a warrior-like black leather bodysuit accented with lace. She also was featured in H&M’s Summer 2013 campaign.

And who could forget her bold move to chop her tresses into a pixie cut—or that she promptly put extensions back in. Better to flip her hair with while performing, after all.

Of course, she has undeniably dominated her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stage with a range of glam-bam, custom creations that only Sasha Fierce—or Mrs. Carter—could pull off with panache.

Her chameleon-like costume changes have favoured Balmain boldness and Gucci glitz, along with David Koma, Dsquared2 and Ralph & Russo bodysuits. She also strutted out a set dramatic looks by Emilio Pucci, with a colourfully embellished jumpsuit, a sparkling crop top and mini, and a beaded, fringe frock each taking top billing.

Of course, when she’s not performing, Bey works the high street style with the best of them. Topshop tops her list of off-stage labels—but, naturally, so too does Gucci, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney, among others.

Runner up: Paloma Faith

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