When it comes to the Red Carpet, 2012 can go down in history as the year when newcomers to the pantheon of style icons went head-to-head with those who took the year to remind us of why they’re style icons to begin with. Capes were everywhere, darkness ruled and color was the name of the game. Here’s Viral Fashion’s list of ladies who left us dying to see what they’ll wear now that 2013 is under way…
“Love her or hate her, Paltrow just knows how to make jaws drop while keeping her look utterly simple yet über-glam. It’s high-impact dressing at its best, perfectly calibrated for maximum impact, from side-cleavage to the years most talked about cape.” – Justin Friedman, Fashion Director
EMMA STONE“With her evolution as an actress, she’s also radically evolved her fashion sense to big-star status- it shows!” – Joey Adami, Managing Editor
ROONEY MARA“This year’s undisputed mistress of the dark wowed on more than one occasion, and her brand of moody, severe beauty is exactly what the red carpets of the world need. Bring on the edge!” – J.F.
TILDA SWINTON“Avant-garde, androgynous- her style often looks out of this world, affording her a reputation others can mimic, but never match” – J.A.
ANNE HATHAWAY“Hathaway’s had quite the all-star year, from a new ‘do to a string of style successes, including one of my absolute favorite looks of the year, the stunning ivory Givenchy she recently donned for the premiere of Les Misérables.” – J.F.
DITA VON TEESE“Dita is head to heels full-frontal glamour, everyday all day long. She lives for it! It’s super retro but amazingly refreshing and innovative.” – J.A.
SOLANGE KNOWLES“You’ve just gotta love a girl who knows how to add a little funk into her fashion choices, and Ms. Solange is proving to be an expert in the field. Whether it’s print-on-print, a metallic micro-mini or a white goddess column, she wears it like no other.” – J.F.
“She the quintessential ‘Brit-girl’; very English high-low mix of designer labels, vintage finds and quirky details.” – J.A.