2011: The Year in Red Carpet Glam

2011: The Year in Red Carpet Glam
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 27, 2011

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At the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Jurnee Smollett’s eggplant, georgette V-neck gown epitomized elegance.

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Nicole Richie’s vintage cut-out, off-white gown with side-swept hair at the MET Costume Institute gala was reminiscent of Veronica Lake.

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At the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards, Iman wore an understated but stunning nude Rachel Zoe high-collar and high-split gown.

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Leona Lewis joins Tony Bennett in concert at the London Palladium in an ever-so-chic sequin vintage-style Diane Von Furstenberg gown.

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Natalie Cole is our favorite Old Hollywood glam moment of the year at the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Another legend that shows us style and beauty knows no age.

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For classic All-American style, you can never go wrong in Ralph Lauren. Veronica Webb wears a beautifully beaded gown at An Evening with Ralph Lauren Hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

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At the MET Costume Institute Gala, Serena Williams went for high-fashion glam in a Oscar de la Renta strapless feathered gown and legendary Philip Treacy hat.

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Zoe Kravitz wears a velvet Alexander Wang gown to the “X-Men First Class” premiere in NYC, and is quite a siren in this seductive shade of steel.

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The ruched design in combination with velvet and chiffon fabrics has a rich quality. This Carlos Miele gown was a lovely selection for Selita Ebanks at the Hope for Children gala.

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At the Alvin Ailey NYC premiere, Iman enchanted us Dorothy Dandridge-style in a breathtaking scarlet Zac Posen gown with finger waves at Alvin Ailey.

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At the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala at the MET, Joan Smalls looks ravishing in a smoldering beaded Tom Ford gown.

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Solange Knowles shows throwback style at its best, channeling Diana Ross in this draped silk gown at the DKMS Gala.

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Viola Davis has had a very stylish year. At the Tony Awards, she wears a beautiful satin magenta gown with a center split. The jewel tone shade looks marvelous on her cocoa skin.

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Jennifer Lopez wears a vivid Gucci rose-embellished gown at the MET Gala. Both the design and shade of crimson is captivating on J-Lo.

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Selita Ebanks resembles an elegant swan at the Princess Grace Awards Gala in New York City, wearing a voluminous lilac Marchesa gown.

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At the ‘Keep A Child Alive Ball’ in London, new mom Alicia Keys was gorgeous in a Givenchy Haute Couture ostrich feather gown and spiked metal belt.

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Tyra Banks also brings her A-game to the Keep A Child Alive Ball in a strapless fishtail gown.

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Model Maya Samuelsson stood stylishly next to her husband, in a strapless silver brocade gown at the 2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City.

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Janet Jackson’s satin and velvet ebony Marchesa gown at the Life Ball makes her perfectly posh and is worthy of center stage.

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Naomi Campbell shows just how fashion and philanthropy can make the perfect match. She takes to the runway in an ostentatious ombre gown for the Fashion for Relief Japan Fundraiser.

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Take notes on how Joan Smalls isn’t wearing your typical red carpet gown attire, yet still exudes glam. Her plunging satin tuxedo at the Moet ceremony in London is a look Bianca Jagger would sure approve of.

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