T Lo’s BEST Red Carpet Looks of 2013, Part 1

Posted on December 30, 2013

Yes, darlings! It’s time once again for our annual salute to bitchiness! Strap yourselves in, because we’ve got a whole lot of opinions to throw at your faces. Granted, these are all recycled opinions, since we restrict our year-end lists to red carpet looks we’ve actually covered, but even so, if there’s one thing we’ve learned in our years of doing this, it’s that people like to get very angry and yell at you because you didn’t put the list in the order they preferred or because they think you “forgot” to put someone on the list that they were sure you were going to put on the list. In other words, it’s all about arguing, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Are y’all ready to form some opinions? Let’s get to it, then. And don’t worry, we’re following up with the WORST  RC looks of 2013, because our hearts are full of love.

Hit it!

 

  15. Angela Bassett in Rachel Roy

Angela Bassett attends the “Black Nativity” premiere at The Apollo Theater in New York City in a Rachel Roy dress paired with a Swarovski clutch, Rafaello & Co Jewelry, and Christian Louboutin pumps.

Frankly, we think she looks flatout perfect here. The only reason she’s not higher on the list is because this is a relatively easy look to wear – if you’re Angela Bassett and you’ve got that bod and that face to top off the look. The whole thing’s a salute to the idea of knowing your strengths and playing to them. No one does that “regal, sexy, and slightly dangerous” vibe better than Miss Angela and this ensemble plays to that beautifully. You can tell she loves the way she looks.

14. Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan Atelier

Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a custom Donna Karan Atelier dress accessorized with Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch and Eddie Borgo jewelry.

A perfectly princess dress for a young lady? Why, yes. We’ll take that. Adorned with gold safety pins as a tip of the hat to the punk rock theme of the night? Perfect.  We’re not big fans of champagne or beige or any of the other colorless colors so popular on the RC this year, but this one just sings.

13. Cate Blanchett in Christian Dior Couture

Cate Blanchett attends the premiere of “Blue Jasmine” during the 2013 Deauville American Festival in Deauville, France in a Christian Dior couture gown.

Okay, this is where we’re likely to hear some grumblings. It’s like this: it’s a striking and unusual dress and we love her both for making such a bold choice and then for making it work on the red carpet. This isn’t a dress for everyone, but it’s definitely a dress for Cate and she’s making it her bitch here.

12. Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Academy Awards in a Christian Dior couture gown paired with Chopard jewelry and a Roger Vivier clutch.

This is the first of THREE scheduled appearances for Miss Jennifer on our year-end lists, something that happened with more than a few of our choices. This was the year when taking risks meant you got praised AND raked over the coals for your fashion choices. And while we wouldn’t say that this dress was really all that much of a risk, the fact of the matter is, she yanked that spotlight away from Anne Hathaway that night and never gave it back to her, charming the world by tripping up a flight of steps and still managing to look like a fairy tale princess while doing it.

11. Kerry Washington in Marchesa

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington attends the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in a Marchesa dress paired with an Edie Parker clutch, a Movado watch, and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Miss Kerry is also scheduled to appear again on these lists, although her next entry won’t be as kind as this one. She’s serving up pure Couture Princess fantasy here; something she’s been doing consistently since she hit the big time, shattering our ideas about the imagery of the female African-American entertainer and eliciting melodramatic gasps from gay fashion bloggers every time. She’s a total knockout here.

[Photo Credit: INFPhoto.com, PRPhoto.com, Getty Images]

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