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24.12.10 Best Of

Designer Of The Year – Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci

Rarely a week went by when we didn’t see a Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci dress on the red carpet.

Most were mini dresses, but even the full length dresses had a sexy twist as shown by Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The most dramatic Emilio Pucci red carpet moment came via Eva Longoria at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. She worked her ivory off-the-shoulder gown with plenty of diva attitude.

Other stand out looks include Evangeline Lilly, Fergie and Sienna Miller.

I love how their doesn’t appear to be a typical Pucci women. Every woman can find a look that will suit their style.

Peter Dundas had his favourite dames – Kylie and Jada Pinkett-Smith – wore his red carpet looks religiously.

Kylie also wore Pucci when she was ‘off duty’.

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Couturier of 2010 – Gucci Première

Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini chose Cannes Film Festival as the red carpet event to launch the Gucci Première capsule collection.

It was the perfect arena to make such a debut.

The First Lady of the Gucci Group, Salma Hayek wore the very first couture gown from Gucci Première collection.

Other stars like Naomi Watts, Kate Beckinsale and Camilla Belle dazzled us with these one-of-a-kind gowns and left us wanting more.

Hopefully in 2011 we will get to see more of these stunning gowns on the red carpet.

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Best Newcomer & Best Dressed Teen 2010 – Elle Fanning

I’ve enjoyed seeing Elle Fanning on the red carpet recently because she has a sparkle and uniqueness which she brings to both her acting and to the red carpet.

Despite her famous sister, Elle is clearly not living in anyone’s shadow. She’s very much a star in her own right.

Unlike some teens, Elle isn’t in a hurry to grow up and her style choices reflect that.

My favourite look is still her Marc Jacobs dress, but she’s had other amazing red carpet moments including Valentino and Rodarte.

I’m so jealous that one day she will be able to say to her grandchildren, “When I was 12 I wore Valentino Couture.”

Runner up: Chloe Moretz

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Promotional Tour Star of 2010 – Sarah Jessica Parker

My personal favourite Promotional Tour Star of 2010 was Jennifer Lopez, but you all voted for Sarah Jessica Parker for her amazing run promoting the “Sex And The City 2” movie.

SJP glowed in Valentino Couture in New York, paid tribute to Alexander McQueen in London and opted for a fruity floral Vivienne Westwood dress in Japan.

Her after party looks and photocall looks were just as beautiful going from Elie Saab to Halston to Alexander McQueen.

I wish the fab four would go on these promotional runs every year, but without the movie which I didn’t care for.

Runner up: Emma Watson

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Stella’s Got Her Groove Back – Leighton Meester

For a short while we thought we’d lost Leighton Meester to the ‘crazy/try hard’ style gods.

At times her red carpet looks felt like she was constantly reminding us that she was not ‘Blair Waldorf’.

Yes, Leighton we always knew you were not the same person.

Once she let that go we could start to enjoy her choices again.

Leighton is all about sexy sophistication and we’ve recently seen her wearing an array of cute cocktail dresses and she even started an overnight menswear trend.

Thankfully her red carpet choices are never boring even though some have been controversial.

I also found it refreshing that she has an enviable shoe collection with very few black pumps and Brian Atwood heels in sight.

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