Best of 2012~ Fashion Wrap Up Red Carpet Favorites

2012 was filled with stunning red carpet looks. Tons of celebrities dressed to impress at the Golden Globes, Oscars and movie premieres this year. It's amazing how the styling of one ensemble or standout gown can have such an impact and leave a lasting impression in red carpet fashion for many years. From Diane Kruger to Rihanna, I've rounded up my 12 favorite show-stopping red carpet fashions from this past year. Here we go!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Emma Stone looked nothing short of tres chic at the Paris premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in this sensational embroidered Gucci tulle gown. 

Leather patent pumps, a bold pout and faux bob added the finishing touches to her dramatic look. For me, this look took Emma from just being cute and flirty to smoldering and sexy.
Emma Stone looked nothing short of tres chic at the Paris premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in this sensational embroidered Gucci tulle gown. Leather patent pumps, a bold pout and faux bob added the finishing touches to her dramatic look. For me, this look took Emma from just being cute and flirty to smoldering and sexy.
It's no secret that I adore Kate Beckinsale's style on and off the red carpet. She had several sensational looks for the Total Recall promo tour, including this ivory and champagne Naemm Khan gown featuring a swirling rose embroidered design. 

She teamed her gorgeous look with a pair of satin Christian Louboutin pumps and sparkling Neil Lane gems. A swept up low bun, glossy nude lip and radiant red nails completed Kate's ensemble.
It's no secret that I adore Kate Beckinsale's style on and off the red carpet. She had several sensational looks for the Total Recall promo tour, including this ivory and champagne Naemm Khan gown featuring a swirling rose embroidered design. She teamed her gorgeous look with a pair of satin Christian Louboutin pumps and sparkling Neil Lane gems. A swept up low bun, glossy nude lip and radiant red nails completed Kate's ensemble.
The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads wearing another white gown this past spring, just a year after donning her spectacular wedding gown. 

Kate wore this beautiful, long-sleeved, ivory, Roland Mouret gown featuring a sexy slit for the 30 Club event in London. She added Jimmy Choo heels and clutch to complete her regal look.
The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads wearing another white gown this past spring, just a year after donning her spectacular wedding gown. Kate wore this beautiful, long-sleeved, ivory, Roland Mouret gown featuring a sexy slit for the 30 Club event in London. She added Jimmy Choo heels and clutch to complete her regal look.
Diane Kruger is always the highlight for red carpet style. This year at Cannes the lovely actress seemed to take us on a magic carpet ride with her whirlwind of glamorous red carpet fashion hits. 

For the red carpet premiere of Amour Diane dazzled in this glittering, rose-gold, custom, Vivienne Westwood strapless gown. A Jimmy Choo clutch and diamond earrings completed her sensational look.
Diane Kruger is always the highlight for red carpet style. This year at Cannes the lovely actress seemed to take us on a magic carpet ride with her whirlwind of glamorous red carpet fashion hits. For the red carpet premiere of Amour Diane dazzled in this glittering, rose-gold, custom, Vivienne Westwood strapless gown. A Jimmy Choo clutch and diamond earrings completed her sensational look.
Kate Hudson attended the 3rd Annual amFAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles wearing this stunning, red Prabal Gurung gown featuring cut-out details and a sexy plunging neckline. 

The actress styled her sizzling, figure flattering ensemble with an edgy, gold necklace and a studded, black and gold clutch. A voluminous up-do and smokey eye completed her look. 

I'd love to see Kate wear more of Prabal's designs, this was truly a match in fashion heaven.
Kate Hudson attended the 3rd Annual amFAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles wearing this stunning, red Prabal Gurung gown featuring cut-out details and a sexy plunging neckline. The actress styled her sizzling, figure flattering ensemble with an edgy, gold necklace and a studded, black and gold clutch. A voluminous up-do and smokey eye completed her look. I'd love to see Kate wear more of Prabal's designs, this was truly a match in fashion heaven.
Jessica Biel was a vision in white on the red carpet for the London premiere of Total Recall wearing this breathtaking Giambattista Valli Couture ensemble. Her look consisted of a classic tuxedo shirt featuring sheer lace sleeves paired with a feather peplum pencil skirt adorned with floral embroidery.

She teamed her look with Christian Louboutin coral pumps, gold Vhernier jewels and a white Fendi bag. Jessica finished her gorgeous look with flawless makeup and sleek tresses. 

I appreciate Jessica's sense of style and that she is not afraid to take risks on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it works, other times it does not. This, however, was a definite style win.
Jessica Biel was a vision in white on the red carpet for the London premiere of Total Recall wearing this breathtaking Giambattista Valli Couture ensemble. Her look consisted of a classic tuxedo shirt featuring sheer lace sleeves paired with a feather peplum pencil skirt adorned with floral embroidery. She teamed her look with Christian Louboutin coral pumps, gold Vhernier jewels and a white Fendi bag. Jessica finished her gorgeous look with flawless makeup and sleek tresses. I appreciate Jessica's sense of style and that she is not afraid to take risks on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it works, other times it does not. This, however, was a definite style win.
Now this is how a movie star shines on the red carpet! Kate Winslet made a stunning appearance for the Titanic 3D world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in this elegant Jenny Packham gown.

Her black, silk-crepe dress featured Swarovski crystal embellished cap sleeves and a brooch at her waist. 

Kate finished her glamorous red carpet look with a retro wavy up-do, Christian Louboutin peep-toes and glittering Charles Goode jewels.
Now this is how a movie star shines on the red carpet! Kate Winslet made a stunning appearance for the Titanic 3D world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in this elegant Jenny Packham gown. Her black, silk-crepe dress featured Swarovski crystal embellished cap sleeves and a brooch at her waist. Kate finished her glamorous red carpet look with a retro wavy up-do, Christian Louboutin peep-toes and glittering Charles Goode jewels.
Taylor Swift switched up her usual sweet and frilly style for a sexy and sleek look at the Academy of Country Music Awards wearing this white J. Mendel column gown featuring cutouts. 

She styled her look with Christian Louboutin pumps and Lorraine Schwartz gems. A deep smokey eye and tumbling loose tresses added the final details to her sensational ensemble. 

I had been secretly waiting to see which celebrity would wear this gown, it was one of my favorites from New York Fashion Week. This was a refreshing change of pace for Taylor and I'd love to see wearing more looks like this one.
Taylor Swift switched up her usual sweet and frilly style for a sexy and sleek look at the Academy of Country Music Awards wearing this white J. Mendel column gown featuring cutouts. She styled her look with Christian Louboutin pumps and Lorraine Schwartz gems. A deep smokey eye and tumbling loose tresses added the final details to her sensational ensemble. I had been secretly waiting to see which celebrity would wear this gown, it was one of my favorites from New York Fashion Week. This was a refreshing change of pace for Taylor and I'd love to see wearing more looks like this one.
In February at the Grammy's, Rihanna showed off her lighter locks in this sexy, black Giorgio Armani gown featuring a daring, plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.

She added gold Neil Lane jewels, a glittering Jimmy Choo roll clutch and Christian Louboutin ankle-wrapped heels to complete her look. 

I am normally not a fan of Rihanna's "out there" fashions, I do love when she mixes sophistication with her edgy style. This look blew me away.
In February at the Grammy's, Rihanna showed off her lighter locks in this sexy, black Giorgio Armani gown featuring a daring, plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. She added gold Neil Lane jewels, a glittering Jimmy Choo roll clutch and Christian Louboutin ankle-wrapped heels to complete her look. I am normally not a fan of Rihanna's "out there" fashions, I do love when she mixes sophistication with her edgy style. This look blew me away.
Selena was a vision on the red carpet for the premiere of Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival wearing this strapless, blush pink Atelier Versace gown featuring a dramatic cascading side train.

The young star accessorized her glamorous look with satin Sergio Rossi peep-toes, a glittering Judith Leiber clutch and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz gems. A glossy pink lip and a sweeping side swept up-do finished her look.

Selena has looked amazing on the red carpet all year, but this was the first time I realized how "grown-up" she is becoming.
Selena was a vision on the red carpet for the premiere of Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival wearing this strapless, blush pink Atelier Versace gown featuring a dramatic cascading side train. The young star accessorized her glamorous look with satin Sergio Rossi peep-toes, a glittering Judith Leiber clutch and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz gems. A glossy pink lip and a sweeping side swept up-do finished her look. Selena has looked amazing on the red carpet all year, but this was the first time I realized how "grown-up" she is becoming.
Camilla Belle attended the 2012 MET Gala wearing this stunning, ivory, Ralph Lauren beaded gown. She accented her ensemble with sparking Ralph Lauren Vintage gems and champagne colored heels. 

Dark wine stained lips and a retro up-do completed her glamorous look. 

Sometimes celebrities just have all the right elements come together for a truly stunning movie star look. This is one such instance.
Camilla Belle attended the 2012 MET Gala wearing this stunning, ivory, Ralph Lauren beaded gown. She accented her ensemble with sparking Ralph Lauren Vintage gems and champagne colored heels. Dark wine stained lips and a retro up-do completed her glamorous look. Sometimes celebrities just have all the right elements come together for a truly stunning movie star look. This is one such instance.
Zoë Saldana walked the red carpet for the 2012 ALMA Awards in this floor-length, coral, belted Gucci gown with a sexy plunging neckline.

The actress, who took the award for Favorite Movie Actress in Drama Adventure, styled her look with Irene Neuwirth earrings and Brian Atwood heels. Zoë completed her elegant look with a high ponytail, dark manicure and deep pink lip color.

Everything about this look is completely fabulous. Zoë is such a fashion chameleon, one day she makes tough chicness work, the next its sophisticated elegance.
Zoë Saldana walked the red carpet for the 2012 ALMA Awards in this floor-length, coral, belted Gucci gown with a sexy plunging neckline. The actress, who took the award for Favorite Movie Actress in Drama Adventure, styled her look with Irene Neuwirth earrings and Brian Atwood heels. Zoë completed her elegant look with a high ponytail, dark manicure and deep pink lip color. Everything about this look is completely fabulous. Zoë is such a fashion chameleon, one day she makes tough chicness work, the next its sophisticated elegance.

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