Behold: these celebrities have officially earned our fashion seal of approval.

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Diane Kruger arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)
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The star of the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards was inarguably Diane Kruger, who rocked an off-the-shoulder Jason Wu gown with a glamorous mustard-yellow color and feminine draping that made us think of Michelle Williams' stuff-of-legend yellow Vera Wang from the 2006 Oscars.
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Marion Cotillard went short for the event and absolutely dazzled in a bright white Elie Saab cocktail dress. The texture on this piece is absolutely incredible -- especially the architectural one-shoulder element -- and really suits her curves just perfectly.
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Sandra Bullock embraced a richly-hued gown (much like her purple Golden Globes dress), and we're more and more convinced that she should clad herself entire in jewel tones from here on out. This deep, moody McQueen had just the right amount of sparkle, and the slim fit looked incredibly flattering on.
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While her Golden Globes gown seemed slightly ill-fitted an droopy, Carey Mulligan's scarlet Lanvin was perfectly draped to her form, and her short-cropped 'do really allowed her to wear a more dramatic gown without the whole look seeming too busy.
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So, it's true: Kate Hudson was again wearing a white-and-sparkling slim-fit gown (in this case, by Elie Saab). And yes, it seemed to channel Hilary Swank's winning backless look. But bottom line: She looks fantastic, her hair is flawless, and the dress is simple and sexy.
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Watching Penelope Cruz cascade onto the red carpet at the Golden Globes felt like watching a real, honest-to-goodness movie star -- even if she was holding her own umbrella. Her Armani Prive gown had the most spectacularly-detailed bodice -- the overall effect was timeless and romantic.
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Kate Hudson had, without a doubt, the best look on the red carpet at the Globes this year. Her crisp, white, exquisitely sculpted Casadei gown was at once fashion forward and incredibly flattering -- a rare combination.
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Drew Barrymore's dress became a conversation point of the night's red carpet roster: Not everyone knew what to make of the protruding, coral-like embellishments on her Atelier Versace dress. The most important thing, however, is that the dress really flattered her, and felt consistent with her trademark quirky charm.
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Big Love's Chloe Sevigny arrived amid a sea of ruffles in an over-the-top Valentino frock, though interestingly we were most captivated by the cool "how is that thing staying up" neckline. The dress would have drowned anyone else, but Sevigny is just tall and confident enough to pull it off.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of the few stars who continues to make exciting, high-fashion choices on the red carpet, and to support offbeat labels -- in this case, RM by Roland Mouret. The construction of the dress is part Origami and part Art Deco, and the pale, peachy hue keeps the design-forward lines soft.
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The face of the "Lady Dior" bag, Marion Cotillard of Nine, paid homage to Christian Dior in this unconventional, brilliantly architected dress, complete with an on-trend peek-a-boo bit of lace.
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Taking for granted that Natalie Portman chose a dress for a screening of Brothers that proved incredibly flattering for her petite figure (the little cinched waist, the full skirt, the ornate sweetheart neckline -- it's tough to go wrong with this shape), it's the playfully-paired colors here that really make the outfit worth a second look.
When Rihanna stepped out in a head-turning, origami Christmas tree of a dress at Glamour's Women of the Year awards, we weren't sure what to think. But the more we looked, the more we loved it.
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It takes a certain kind of woman to wear a complicated, haute couture dress like this Stephane Rolland piece without blinking, and Rihanna established herself as one of a handful of women (Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Charlize Theron come to mind) who can carry off this complicated of a look without looking like the dressing is wearing her.
You don't expect to see the big red carpet stars go all-out at the People's Choice Awards, but we'll admit we were impressed by the fashion on display. Kate Walsh's glittery dress seems so simple -- a long-sleeved sparkly mini -- but the combination of a neutral hue and greenish-bronze sequins made the piece simply stunning. We love that she kept the focus on the dress by wearing nude heels and sporting a simple, upswept 'do.
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To be fair, it's hard for anything to look bad on Diane Kruger, but the texture on this bright white bodycon dress is worth a second look. White's a bold choice for January, but we're sold on the whole look, which is perfectly complemented by her wavy, easy-going hair style. Oh, and did we mention how sexy those cage-heel platforms are?
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We've got to hand it to Mary J. Blige -- of late, she's rarely made a misstep, style-wise. This dress is not only seriously flattering, it manages to incorporate two on-trend elements -- an asymmetrical silhouette and a strong shoulder -- without looking too fussy.
Sure, the scrunchiness of the fabric isn't the most flattering, and the giant bow might seem a little over-the-top, but we've got to give Ginnifer Goodwin props for bringing the now-defunct Christian Lacroix to the red carpet. Plus, the flower actually reminds us of Carrie Bradshaw's better days on "Sex and the City," and navy so perfectly suits Goodwin's peaches-and-cream complexion, which gives us a rather warm feeling about the whole ensemble.
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Something about the hemline on Sandra Bullock's shimmering dress isn't quite right, but the romantic, insanely flattering corset-style top of the dress more than makes up for it.
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Reese Witherspoon rarely stumbles, fashion-wise, but her structural black-and-white cocktail dress by Narciso Rodriguez was a particularly winning number at Avon's "Champions Who Change Women's Lives" event.
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Walking down a red carpet right after Emmy Rossum must feel pretty defeating -- the girl really can do no wrong, formal dress-wise. Case in point: the rich honey-hued silk dress she wore to the Fashion Group International's Night of Stars at Cipriani.
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A legion of stylish designers turned the CFDA/Fashion Fund Awards into a veritable parade of exquisitely-clad peacocks. Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai -- the designers behind Vena Cava and 2007 finalists for the award -- brought their signature blend of eye-catching colors and prints, combined with chunky, retro-inspired accessories.
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Designer Richard Chai (a 2008 nominee) dressed Poppy Delevigne in a floral micro-mini, nicely toughened up by a black blazer and lace-up heels.
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2009 finalist Gary Graham brought actress and playwright Zoe Kazan, dressed in the designer's signature romantic style -- layers of weightless skirting and breath-taking detail.
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The winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award this year, Sophie Theallet, brought model Aminata Niaria dressed in a long, slinky gown with a graphic contrasting panel serving as a waist-cinching sash.
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Jason Wu, a nominee for the award last year, brought MTV's Alexa Chung, playfully dressed in a full-skirted red dress that felt like a sexy Audrey Hepburn (note the short hemline) with matching red lips.
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Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind Proenza Schouler (and previous CFDA/Fashion Fund winners), brought Vogue contributor Lauren Santo Domingo, dressed in the label's moody, underwater-inspired Spring 2010 collection.
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Actress JoAnna Garcia goes for an all-out sexy siren dress in a stunning shade of scarlet for the American Ballet Theatre's annual fall gala. The Thread loves that she's kept her hair loose and natural, and chose to keep her neck bare, which really lessens the formal quality of the dress and gives it a loose, fun-loving charm.
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Proving that sometimes it pays to take a more classic route, actress Lake Bell's tousled updo and smokey eyes at the Whitney Museum Ball are a perfect counterpoint to this stunning red gown.
Mixing a tough-yet-sleek leather jacket with zippers running up the side is exactly the kind of thing one often fantasizes about wearing with a floor-length silk gown, but who really gets the chance to do it? Well, Penelope Cruz, apparently, and she pulls it off with panache at the premiere of Broken Embraces.
Actress Kerry Washington's black-and-white sheath manages to add an interesting, artistic twist to a dress that still manages to flatter the woman wearing it -- in this case, hugging Washington's pitch-perfect curves.
Only a chic indie gal like Maggie Gyllenhaal could manage to wear a jumpsuit to a premiere (An Education, starring her husband, Peter Sarsgaard) and look so ridiculously chic. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the suit is tailored to perfection with an elegant sweetheart neckline, giving the whole outfit a tuxedo-like glam.
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At the American Ballet Theatre's annual fall gala, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis went for short and sweet, in matching black-and-white hues. While The Thread salutes Mila's boldness in wearing a bright white jacket, we're more enamored with Natalie's Chanel floral dress and crisp black blazer.
Model Veronica Webb went for high-drama, snatching a watercolor-looking asymmetrical dress from Christian Siriano's Spring/Summer 2010 runway collection. It's a lot of dress to pull off, and she does it perfectly by sweeping back her hair and keeping the focus on the dress.
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Only a supermodel like Iman could manage to match her lips and nails to the tone of her dress. And only Iman could make standing in the middle of Lincoln Center in a floor-length sequin gown look so casual. Brilliant.
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Emmy Rossum is positively luminous (just look at that smile!) in this one-shoulder, Greek goddess-inspired white gown at the American Ballet Theatre's annual fall gala. The Thread loves that she left her hair done -- it gives the whole look a more easygoing, youthful vibe.
The Thread couldn't help but notice the short, plunging neckline, and bright red. Beyonce nailed it at the VMAs -- and also managed to bring some vivid color to the awards show, which was rather lacking.
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We love the dramatic neckline on this dress Rachel McAdams wore to the premiere of The Time Travelers Wife.
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Seen here in full view, The Thread applauds both Rachel McAdams’ decision to keep the whole look beautifully simple (note crisp black pumps and wavy, unfussy hair), as well as the amount of double-stick tape probably required to keep that slinky neckline business in place. Nailed it!
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Hidden behind Mary Louise Parker's brown hair and peaches-and-cream complexion is a truly spectacular figure, highlight perfectly by this strapless mini. Not only does The Thread find the color to be rich and lovely, but the gathered fabric adds a great, reflective sheen to the dress that makes it feel much more dressed up.
We'll probably catch some flak for this, but in all honesty The Thread thought Katy Perry's outfit was exactly right for the VMAs. Super-short, metallic, but at the same time very flattering to her petite, curvaceous figure. Was it crazy? You bet. But it's just the right amount of crazy for the circumstances.
The fashion set decided to show up at the VMAs this year, and man, it shows. Olivia Palermo's LBD showed off the strong shoulders trend The Thread has been loving.
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Of all the outfits The Thread has seen Sienna Miller wear while promoting her role in G.I. Joe, her premiere night gown remains our favorite. We love the combination of neutral, yet rich hue, combined with an ornate textured fabric - then add to that Miller's romantic, almost '40s hair and makeup – well done, Ms. Miller.
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The Thread waited forever for Diane Kruger to finally arrive in New York after her incredibly stylish romp through Europe promoting her new film, "Inglorious Basterds." She did not disappoint with her choice to downplay a sparkling minidress with loose, effortless hair and those 1940s red lips. The whole ensemble comes off looking almost flapper-ish.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Mad Men" beauty Christina Hendricks went dark-and-sexy for the show's premiere. She's a curvaceous redhead, and The Thread thinks this outfit highlights all those assets perfectly -- from the slim-fitting silhouette to the dark hue to the slightly avant-garde lace bird effect across the dress.
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We bumped into the lovely "Entourage" actress Emmanuelle Chriqui at the Marchesa presentation during Fashion Week. The Thread can safely report that not only is she luminous, she's got excellent taste in designers. Chriqui made the right choice of keeping her hair and accessories absolutely minimal, highlighting the slinky.
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Blake Lively continues to favor simple, well-cut dresses and minimal accessories. Now, her dirty-hot posing style is a little much, but hey, can you blame her? The dress is dazzling. The Thread especially loves the contrasting black straps and the glittering embellishments -- and Lively accessorizes it perfectly with black strappy heels and a simple bangle.
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Pop star Natasha Bedingfield played "The Today Show" and looked like the epitome of summer chic in a slightly monochromatic outfit with killer lizard platforms. The Thread thinks her pared-down ensemble is exactly the kind of thing these shoes should be paired with.
The Thread leaves it to master of understated glamour in design Rachel Roy to absolutely nail the cropped-pants-for-evening look effortlessly. At the premiere for Adam, the designer topped her tank-and-silk pants ensemble off with a slick leather jacket, and we love how she took an unconventional combination of patterns -- stripes and animal print.
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Redheaded bombshell Amy Adams chose a head-turning Caroline Herrera number for the premiere of "Julie & Julia." The Thread likes the added sex appeal of the asymmetrical draping across one shoulder and the sparkling embellishments on an otherwise ladylike black-and-white floral gown. Plus, kudos to Adams for glamming it up with soft, sexy hair.
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At a party in the Hamptons, Sarah Jessica Parker managed to find a dress in the perfect shade of "garden party green.” But really, The Thread thinks it's in the details that SJP really shines, toughening up a sweet-looking dress with some layered, ropey necklaces, dark metal bangles, and of course, dark killer heels.
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Erin Lucas, shown here at the NSF Clothing Project Launch, looked crisp and sophisticated without being overly stuffy. She feels like Katherine Hepburn with a modern twist. Topped off with an over-the-top sparkly necklace The Thread thinks it gives the whole look a more playful, girlish quality.
Selita Ebanks opted for an unconventional shade of pale green that looks just incredible against her skin for the New Yorkers for Children gala. She also decided go all-out Old Hollywood glam, pairing the retro-looking gown with a dazzling choker and swept-back hair. The Thread just loves it.
The Thread thinks Maggie Rizer's feathers-and-drapery long dress at the New Yorkers for Children gala was head-turning enough, so the model wisely chose to pull her hair back into a clean, ballerina-like bun.
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The Thread noticed Tinsley Mortimer paired her eye-catching midnight blue silk mini at the New Yorkers for Children gala with some lacquered gray heels for a more downtown cocktail party look.
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The wrap-tie waist on Mary J. Blige's simple column dress for the New Yorkers for Children gala accentuates her hourglass shape just perfectly. The Thread thinks it's a hit.
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A down-to-there neckline and Studio 54-inspired sequins might have seemed a little over-the-top for the New Yorkers for Children gala, but The Thread noticed Hilary Rhoda kept the look under control by keeping her hair relaxed and natural, and wearing minimal accessories.
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Joy Bryant's long floral dress and wavy hair felt positively beachy at the New Yorkers for Children gala. The Thread thinks the glitter running down the sides gave it a shot of evening glam.
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A no-frills, one-shoulder sheath was quite enough to turn heads at the New Yorkers for Children gala, and The Thread was happy that Karolina Kurkova kept the rest of her outfit simple and pared-down.
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The Thread thinks there's something about Paulina Porizkova's '50s-looking black dress and simple bangs and updo at the New Yorkers for Children gala that seems to channel Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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Julianna Margulies went for an all-black look at the New Yorkers for Children gala. The Thread loved the sheer sleeves and little drop earrings.
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