December 23, 2011 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year Critics’ Choice 2011

1. Zoe Saldana in Armani Privé – 2011 Cannes Film Festival “The Tree Of Life” Premiere
2. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture – 2011 Oscars
3. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Naeem Khan – ‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’ Berlin premiere
4. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace – 2011 Golden Globes
5. Nicole Kidman In Jean Paul Gaultier Couture – 2011 Grammys
6. Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli -‘Friends With Benefits’ New York premiere
7. Freida Pinto in Antonio Berardi – ‘Immortals’ LA premiere
8. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan – 2011 Emmy’s
9. Zhang Ziyi in Christian Dior – ‘Love for Life’ Rome Film Festival premiere
10. Amber Heard in Elie Saab – ‘The Rum Diary’ LA premiere

Thanks for all your comments, id’s and suggestions during the year.

2012 is going to be even more amazing, so please join me in January for some more red carpet action.

I hope you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lots of love FC xxxx

Credit: Getty

Red Carpet Designer of 2011 & Couturier of 2011 - Elie Saab

Red Carpet Designer of 2011 & Couturier of 2011 – Elie Saab

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

115 Responses to Best Dressed Of The Year Critics’ Choice 2011

  1. TeaAtTwo December 24, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    I had so much fun looking over the past year’s looks to make a top 10. It was tough though. Looking forward to RCFA 2012. 🙂

  2. Katie December 24, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    I really love Zoe and usually love her fashion choices, but this #1 look still kinda reminds me of a beach towel wrapped around her.
    Absolutely adore looks #3,5, 8, 9, & 10!

  3. Hisadora December 24, 2011 at 12:59 am #

    I’m glad you included Rosie in your list.. she looks really gorgeous.

  4. Rora December 24, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Fantastic list! Wouldn’t change a single mention, honestly. Though, Kidman wore that dress to the Grammy Awards, no?

    Happy Holidays!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2011 at 7:15 am #

      yes you’re right

  5. AuntieChrist December 23, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Thank you for the great blog. Have a great holiday!

    I am loving the best of’s..

  6. MJ December 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    I’m so curious as to why Fan Bing Bing isn’t here. Couldn’t narrow it down to just one?

    • Chloe December 24, 2011 at 9:18 am #

      She simply isn’t good enough. Unlike Zoe, Rosie, Amber, Diane, they all have a great number of great looks yet still managed to make one place out of top 10. And frankly, Fan is so overrated.

    • noo December 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

      i can’t say for FC, but i think fan didn’t have one stand out look this year, it was rather a collective body of great looks! its safe to say that some people on both lists (ahem, nicole kidman, ahem) didn’t deliver at all on the red carpet except this one time that blew us away, fan just didn’t blow us away this year 😀

  7. Davo December 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    check out the link FC!

    Congratulations! Happy Holidays!

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2011 at 12:08 am #

      That is so MAJOR thank you x

      Happy holidays xxx

      • Davo December 24, 2011 at 12:51 am #

        Always happy to bring good news – it’s well deserved!
        Happy holidays 🙂 x

        • Linda December 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

          Wow, that’s so cool for FC and so nice of you to point it out to her and the rest of us…love your Christmas spirit.

  8. 00o00 December 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    very shocked, fan bingbing and dita von teese weren’t included!!

    have a great christmas and new year!

  9. Hermione Weasley December 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Happy Holidays! 😀

  10. Tania December 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    I agree with you that Zoe is BFOTY!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work, this blog gives me so much pleasure. Merry Christmas and a
    Prosperous New Year FC x

  11. sydneycheekychic December 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Is she number one because you’re in a festive mood?? She looks like a Christmas present. 🙂

  12. Elisa December 23, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Thanks for my favorite blog in the whole world of the Internet!
    Btw, can’t believe your 1st choice is wearing white shoes 😉

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2011 at 7:13 am #

      they are actually light pink shoes

  13. firien December 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    I discovered the blog this September. I was looking for a fun, readable, well-constructed fashion blog with good taste and honest enthusiasm in focus rather than allures, commercials and selfish boasting.
    Thank you for making so many joyful moments in my life since then, amd improving my knowledge and taste in fashion!
    Firien, Hungary

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

      I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the site.

      Happy holidays xxxx

  14. Arabic Fashion December 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    You’re such an amazing person , You’ve done a great work ..
    Thank you and Happy New Year 😀

  15. asherlev1 December 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Our top two were the same 😀

    Unfortunately, I still feel no love for the Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman dresses.

  16. nina December 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Thanks for the great coverage of 2011 fashion, really enjoyed reading your blog.
    Merry Christmas and all the best in New Year!

  17. Shaina December 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Zoe is also my number one. The gown, her hair, her beauty. Just perfection!

    Thank you for another year of coverage, FC. I look forward to the new year!

  18. Zarine Mohideen December 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    FC, you are amazing! There isn’t a day when I don’t check your site! You are doing such a good job and I’m so happy that you are getting the recognition you deserve. Thank you for a fabulous year!

    Happy holidays! 🙂

  19. EmmaWoodhouse December 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I thought for sure that Cate’s Givenchy would be on top and that Fan Bing Bing would make the list, but this is great FC! Rosie and Zhang were definitely in my top 20, and Angie, Cate, and Freida were great too. Have a great Christmas/New Years–I can’t wait for 2012!
    xxx 🙂

  20. Raquel December 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Wonderful list, FC. Have your self a very nice Christmas and a great 2012.

    Loads of greats dresses your way next year, as well as all the fab things in life.

    Thank you for Red Carpet Fashion Awards and your great work.


  21. Cashawna December 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    love u FC found your site 2 years ago and i cant wait for more i redcarpet coverage happy new year

  22. Paul McLauchlan December 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    No offence FC I really disagree with all your choices except for Rosie, Angie, Amber and Nina. The rest I really don’t like…

  23. Manel December 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Happy Holiday

  24. molly December 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Merry Christmas and thanks for all the amazing blogging!

  25. Vee December 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    You love a red statement looking at your choices. It’s a powerful color and when someone pulls it off, they look beyond amazing

  26. Madi December 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I was surprised that Emma Stone’s Giambattista Valli dress didn’t make readers’ choice, so I’m glad it made your list!

  27. anne December 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    And as usual best blog of 2011: RCFA. Seriously, i don’t know how i spent my time online 3 years ago before discovering your blog cause now i can’t go a day without it (and of course i come here multiple times a day 🙂 ). I really feel like you’ve grown a lot and each year it gets better, but you always stay true to your style ( no unnecessary remarks, just fashion).
    So with that being said i truly wish you the best, happy holidays and i believe you when you say 2012 it’s going to be amazing :D! Merry Christmas :*!

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      thanks for your support. It’s great to know I have a great community of readers who are as obsessed with fashion as I am.

      Merry Christmas x

    • Linda December 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      I know, it’s sort of like, what did we do before we had microwaves? ha ha

  28. Tanize December 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Loooooved it!! Zoe was my only one, when I thought we could only pick one. She looks absolutly breathtaking!!

  29. Mol December 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    I can see from your choices that the focus is all on the dress, very little accessories, so it’s a very pure and beautiful list – you always surprise me, which I love. Merry Xmas FC

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      I just took a second look and realize how subconscious that was. How interesting.

      • TeaAtTwo December 28, 2011 at 1:56 am #

        I think you can get that too from reading your entries underneath looks throughout the year. 😉

  30. lee December 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    happy holidays, thanks for the excellence that is this blog 🙂

  31. Nat39 December 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Zoe looks like a great choice to me but personally I’d gladly erase the 3rd row – 4,5,6 which are good enough for BDOTW at most (in my opinion only, of course)

    • Nat39 December 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      almost forgot I’m a bit surprised no Fan BB on your list 🙂

    • asherlev1 December 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      hee lol that’s the row I would most erase too.

  32. Nat December 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    So glad you included Rosie in Naeem Khan and Emma Stone in Valli, as they were two of my favourites, too!

    Thanks for the great coverage of 2011 fashion, FC.

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

  33. DanDan December 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    I love your choices there soo much better than the public votes.

  34. marie December 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Zoe FTW!!! thanks FC!!!

  35. Charlotte December 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I’m pleasantly surprised to see Zoe at number 1! i thought she could be out of the running due to her white shoes but i guess everything else totally overshadowed that tiny flaw! I love this list! Hope you have a lovely christmas and happy new year, FC! x

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2011 at 7:13 am #

      they are actually light pink shoes 🙂

  36. Thomas Monks December 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    we share 4 looks on our best dressed lists and happy holidays FC

  37. LizLemooooon December 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Pretty perfect selections! So glad you included Amber on here. The only choices I’m iffy about are Cate and Nicole and I’d have put Amber second to Zoe but otherwise I love this list.
    Happy holidays FC! x

  38. Suz December 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I’ve really enjoyed reading all these “Best of”s” the past couple of days, just as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting this site all year long. You do a wonderful job, FC! Happy holidays, and looking forward to all the fashion in 2012!

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

      It was my pleasure.

      Happy Holidays x

  39. yumey December 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Enjoy your holidays and have a great new year!
    your lists sums up all the wonderful red carpet moments of 2011, great work, your truly the best!
    see you in 2012.

  40. Elena December 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I love that Amber Heard made your list!! Can’t wait for next year. Happy Holidays, FC and fellow readers 🙂

    • Alexandra December 24, 2011 at 2:44 am #

      i love it to. amber was immaculate in that dress!

  41. Anna December 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Yay for Emma Stone!!!

    • Martin December 25, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      Agree. What a flawless look. Nice to see something short and, shock horror!, separates acknowledged as one of the best red carpet looks of the year. Well deserved. She looked FABULOUS!

  42. Elle December 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Best 2011 Fashion Critic: You!!! Thanks so much and Happy Holiday 😉

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank u sweetie xxx

    • Kaz December 24, 2011 at 12:01 am #

      LOL – that’s cute and I’ll second it! Have a happy, safe and well-deserved break FC. Can’t wait for you to resume in 2012! Xx

  43. Hannah December 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    I was surprised ot see Zoe as nubmer 1, I thought she’d be 2 or 3, but well deseved all the same, plus the candy cane colours are nice and festive, and since I am a christmas freak this year, I’m loving that!
    I’m so pleased that that Rosie look made it to your list, as I think it was a stellar mment and much preferred by me to the gucci, as wellas Emma stone and Amber heard, which were also very memorable!
    I cannot wait until January, the withdrawal symptoms will be unbearable!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

  44. mattison December 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Another year of excellent coverage- thanks for bringing some brightness and beauty to us everyday. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

  45. mm December 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Zoe looks good up there as #1. A lil sad Michelle Obama didnt make the top 10 on either list. There is always next year LOL

    • TeaAtTwo December 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

      +1 – Mrs O should have a special stateswoman accolade, if she were promo tour of a film it would have been flawless.

  46. mm December 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Happy Holidays FC and everyone!!

  47. Zineb December 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm #


  48. Anabella December 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    FC, great job! Happy New Year! when will you return?

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      2 or 3rd

  49. noo December 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    FC you’re the best 😀 you keep up an amazing blog and you give our girl zoe credit where it’s due!
    i wish you a very merry christmas 😀 see you in 2012!

  50. Jackie December 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Thanks for everything, FC. This was probably the hardest decision to make! Hope you have a great holiday! 🙂 PS – I also love seeing your Favorites picks!

    • PamG December 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm #


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