Crowning the red carpet queen of the year is never an easy feat. But this year's candidates are all especially well-dressed. Eva Mendes is a sultry goddess in Calvin Klein's ads, but she's more subdued and ladylike on the red carpet. Newcomer Evan Rachel Wood continually dazzles us in her rich frocks and ginger locks. Zoe Saldana has shown the world her sexy and futuristic powers. Diane Kruger always keeps it fresh, always impeccable. And Leighton Meester broke out her red carpet chops this year and boy did she wow. Who's it gonna be?Don't forget to join our Best of '09 group to share your '09 favorites — the news, trends, models, designers, celebrities, and musings that rocked your world this year. Vote happy? Vote on our other Best of 2009 polls!
Dec 7 2009