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23.12.10 Best Of

Magnifique To Tragique 2010 – Marion Cotillard

The decline of Marion Cotillard’s red carpet style has been both tragic and baffling this year.

When we first started following Marion’s style, we were all enchanted with her fascinating allure and intelligent grace.

She started the year glowing in Elie Saab Couture. She then showed us she’s has a different side to her by wearing a sublime Lefranc Ferrant metallic jumpsuit.

Towards the latter part of 2010, things started to go terribly wrong.

We tried to pass off the first violation as a one off, but the French actress ended the year on an all time low with bad make-up, bad hair and poor red carpet choices.

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23.12.10 Best Of

Best British Export – Carey Mulligan

After looking back on Carey Mulligan’s red carpet looks of 2010, I decided that it wasn’t as bad as I had originally assumed.

She had the odd look which would age her quite drastically, but she got into the swing of things towards the latter part of the year after the pressure of Awards season was over.

Carey went from appearing on ‘Who Wore It Better?’ polls with Anna Wintour, to wearing fresh young labels such as Prabal Gurung and Preen.

She also looked gorgeous wearing Elie Saab and what appeared to be her favourite label – Vionnet.

Runner up: Emily Blunt

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65 Years Young & Still Going Strong – Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren showed great class, elegance and style on red carpets around the world this year presenting her ageless style.

At 65 she has a fantastic figure and knows how to show if off without giving too much away.

She was particularly radiant during the film festivals glowing in Marchesa and Elie Saab.

Helen isn’t 65 years old; she’s 65 years young and still going strong.

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Best Supporting Actress 2010 – Minnie Driver

With all due respect, Minnie Driver was one of those actresses I’d forgotten about.

In fact I can’t really recall a single dress she wore prior to the “Conviction” promo tour this year.

Whilst all eyes would’ve been on the main star of this movie, Hilary Swank, Minnie was making some impressive choices on the red carpet.

My favourite is still her Marchesa blue gown, but she also glowed in J. Mendel, Paul & Joe and Thomas Wylde.

Runner up: Kristen Bell

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Ones To Watch In 2011

American actress Elle Fanning is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning.

She is known for her supporting role in ‘Babel’ and for her main role in ‘Phoebe in Wonderland’, but this year she was in the spotlight for her new movie, ‘Somewhere.’

Elle has 4 movies coming out in 2011, so with big sister off to college all eyes will be on Elle in 2011.

American actress Jessica Chastain has an amazing 9 movies coming out.

She’s stared alongside the likes of Helen Mirren, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt (she plays his wife in “Tree of Life” which will open at Cannes next year).

This year she was on the cover of W Magazine’s “IT girls”, she received the “rising star” award at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards plus she was invited by house of Louis Vuitton to attend their Spring 2011 show.

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is best known starring in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.”

Her big movie in 2011 is playing the role of Sim in the upcoming film “Sherlock Holmes 2”, plus she has 4 other movies in the pipeline.

She has impressed us by wearing Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Elie Saab on the red carpet, which is unheard of for an actress who is so new to the red carpet.

We will be seeing a lot more of these actresses in 2011.

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