French actress Marion Cotillard never fails to stun onlookers with her natural beauty. She takes a risk here with a sea foam coloured dress (neutrals ruled supreme in 2009), but pulls it off exquisitely.
Kate Winslet shows how curves can enhance a frock. Pictured here at the 2009 BAFTAs, where she won the Leading Actress award for “The Reader”.
A sensible yet sophisticated dresser, US Vogue’s Creative Director Grace Coddington fails to put a foot wrong … ever.
German actress Diane Kruger shows off her pins in a striking Jason Wu mini (the dress was actually knee-length on the runway).
Michelle Williams, pictured with daughter Matilda, works the “I-just-threw-this-on” look on the streets of Brooklyn.
Scott Schuman, AKA fashion blogger The Sartorialist, proves that context (such as the streets of New York, Paris or Milan) is as important as clothing when it comes to creating a great fashion pic.
James Bond, or Daniel Craig as he’s known to some, proves men don’t have to be over the age of 75 or in an indie band to wear a cardigan.
“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson – in head-to-toe leather Proenza Schouler – is all grown up.
Man of the moment Robert Pattinson shuns skinny jeans in favour of a more relaxed fit and teams them with a decidedly nautical striped tee. Pictured at Cannes.
The devil’s in the details. Earrings, eyeshadow and spectacular shoes bring this look together for American R’n’B singer Alicia Keys.
Natalie Portman opts for a unique colour at the 2009 Oscars. She wears Rodarte, a brand synonymous with daring and details.
Paris Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld does little to quash the cliche that people who work in magazines always wear black.
TV presenter Alexa Chung was 2009’s answer to pixie-haired model Agyness Deyn – though a more talented, beautiful and, dare we say it, intriguing alternative.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has a knack for wearing outfits that flatter her curvaceous yet athletic body and are on trend.
Penelope Cruz had a fairytale moment at this year’s Oscars, where she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. With her prim up ‘do, she could have easily been mistaken for Audrey Hepburn.