Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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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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Model of the Year 2013 - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was your model of the year. Why? Because she can do it all.

By doing it all, I mean delivering on the runway, the red carpet, and the front row, and her street style is something we all aspire to recreate.

After a false start at the Golden Globes she pulled things back, looking uber chic front row at Burberry, on fire at the Met Gala, plus she took her street style to a new level working a Mary Katrantzou blazer.

Other memorable looks include her simple Dior frock worn to the amfAR Against AIDS Gala, her street-chic head-to-toe Isabel Marant look, her Gucci LACMA Art + Film Gala look and, of course, her breathtaking Antonio Berardi suit worn to the British Fashion Awards.

Runner up: Miranda Kerr

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