2011: The Year in Designer Divas

2011: The Year in Designer Divas
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 13, 2011

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Iman stands tall in a stunning fuschia gown by Jason Wu at the 5th Annual DKMS Gala.

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Jason Wu drapes Zoe Saldana in this pretty white sheer mini dress with black satin sash for the VH1 Critics Choice Movie Awards.

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Veronica Webb, in a dazzling beaded Ralph Lauren gown, attends ‘An Evening with Ralph Lauren hosted by Oprah Winfrey.’

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Oprah Winfrey looked stunning in crimson satin Ralph Lauren during her personal interview with the designer.

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To dine with the Queen, our First Lady selects a similar version of Oprah’s gown, only in classic black, accented with dripping jewels.

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Mary J. Blige stole the show at the American Music Awards in this single-sleeve, leopard Roberto Cavalli gown.

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Beyonce Knowles drapes her baby bump in a lovely gold-detailed Roberto Cavalli gown for the launch of her “Live at Roseland: Elements of 4” concert DVD.

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It was a big year for Missoni with it’s much-anticipated Target launch. Here, Joy Bryant selects a gradient pink knit gown in their signature pattern for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

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Gabrielle Union wears a similar Missoni knit gown at the Rodeo Walk of Style and looks equally fabulous.

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It was a big year for yet another major Italian fashion house, Versace. Ladies went crazy over their H&M collaboration. Here, Kelly Rowland wears a body con midi-dress from their main line that fits like a glove at a X-Factor London red carpet event.

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Naomi Campbell is fabulously feathered in this runway look at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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This all-white body con dress by Michael Kors for the 2011 amfAR gala was an excellent choice for Jennifer Hudson. Minimal, yet breathtaking.

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Beyonce sweetens up a sexy leather Michael Kors gown with cut-outs for the Tory Burch flagship store opening.

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Sleek silhouettes are Michael Kors’ forte. Chanel Iman looks sultry in this fire-engine red version with a thigh-high split.

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Givenchy muse Ciara blew everyone away in this wispy feather gown at MTV’s 2011 Music Awards.

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Naomi Campbell wears a delicately fringed Givenchy Couture look straight off the runway for amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala.

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Zoe Saldana wears a beaded 1920’s style dress by Gucci for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art and Film Gala.

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Jennifer Lopez made a fashionable comeback at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in a rose applique Gucci gown.

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This sparkle satin gown by Zac Posen was a stunner on Oprah Winfrey at this year’s Academy Awards.

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Model Sessilee Lopez is swathed in a silk Zac Posen gown at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

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It was a big year for yet another major Italian Fashion House, Versace. Here Eva Marcille rocks a sequin and feathered embellished mini


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