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113 Reasons Why Zoe Saldana's Style Is Out of This World

Jun 19 2014 - 2:30pm

Zoe Saldana [1]'s been flying high on our fashion radar for a while now — and after years of sartorial observation, we're convinced the actress and humanitarian can do no styling wrong. In the beginning of her acting career — how could we forget Center Stage? — the Dominican and Puerto Rican beauty worked the red carpet in belly-baring tops and bohemian skirts. Since then, Zoe has refined her style with sophisticated silhouettes and edgier accents from the likes of good friend Prabal Gurung [2], Givenchy [3], Balmain [4], and Elie Saab [5]. From casually cunning daywear to ultrasleek evening gowns, Zoe excels at injecting her cool-girl style into every look she dons.

In honor of her birthday, we're taking a look back at her impressive fashion résumé.

— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa

A very young Zoe in maroon sequins at the Center Stage premiere in '00.

Zoe showed off her abs at the Get Over It premiere in '01.

Zoe in yellow prints at a Premiere magazine party in '01.

Zoe in ruffled floral tiers at Hollywood Life's Young Hollywood Awards in '04.

Zoe wore a silver silk dress to the Guess Who premiere in '05.

Zoe showed off her bohemian side at the Guess Who afterparty in '05.

Zoe in exotic florals at People en Español's 50 Most Beautiful party in '05.

Zoe wore a brown embellished gown to the AngloMania-themed Costume Institute Gala in '06.

Zoe wore an ethereal gown to People en Español's fifth annual 50 Most Beautiful event in '06.

Zoe rocked skinny jeans and a zippered jacket to a Cingular and LG party in '06.

Zoe in frothy gray at the Haven premiere in '06.

Zoe looked red hot at the InStyle Summer soiree in '07.

Zoe in a fluffy LBD at the Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Awards in '07.

Zoe donned a slick tux suit at the Dsquared2 party in '08.

Zoe wore a sweet ice-blue dress at the Independent Spirit Awards in '08.

Zoe in star-studded YSL at the Vantage Point premiere in '08.

Zoe in draped white at the 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards in '08.

Zoe in Christian Dior [6] during Paris Fashion Week in '08.

Zoe in Jean Paul Gaultier [7] in '08.

For New York Fashion Week Fall 2009, the style star looked fresh in white trousers and killer pumps.

Saldana wore a sexy animal-print gown by Dolce & Gabbana [8] to the Oscars afterparty [9] in '09.

The actress looked pretty wearing a printed dress to the 2009 Star Trek Spain premiere [10].

In 2009, Saldana wore a gray printed dress by Azzedine Alaia [11] to the Star Trek premiere in London [12] — who wore it better [13]?

Zoe donned Chloé at the Chloé soiree in LA [14].

In a beaded Pucci [15] at the Star Trek premiere in LA [16].

Draped in a nude creation at the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS benefit [17] in 2009.

Zoe Saldana [18] wore Calvin Klein [19], of course, to the brand's party in '09.

Zoe showed off her slick style in a white cutout dress by Calvin Klein [20] at the 2009 BET Awards in LA [21].

Zoe looked supercute in a tomato-red flippy dress by Giambattista Valli [22] at the 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival opening ceremony in '09 — get a similar look [23].

Zoe in a ruched Calvin Klein [24] confection at the 16th annual Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute event in '09.

Zoe in Helmut Lang [25] at the 2009 Audi Diesel [26] dinner in West Hollywood.

Eccentric Zoe wearing Prada [27] at a Prada party [28] in '09 — which Prada girl do you prefer [29]?

For a December 2009 NYC visit, Zoe went cool and casual in white denim.

Zoe wore a two-toned Versace [30] at the Avatar premiere in LA [31].

Zoe looked sweet wearing Jason Wu [32] to the 2010 Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Zoe wore a ruffled Louis Vuitton [33] dress to the 2010 Golden Globes — did you love it or hate it [34]?

Saldana looked casually chic while celebrating HBO [35] — get a similar look [36].

Zoe wore Louis Vuitton [37] to the amfAR Fall 2010 Fashion Week kickoff party.

Zoe donned textural black at a Fashion Week party [38] in NYC.

Zoe in nude lace Valentino at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Zoe looked dreamy in Givenchy [39] at the 2010 Oscars — did you love it or hate it [40]?

In a festive LPD by Louis Vuitton [41] in 2010.

Zoe wore an Isabel Marant [42] blazer, denim skinnies, and Christian Louboutin [43] pumps at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards in LA [44].

Zoe Saldana [45] in orange Lanvin [46] at the Death at a Funeral premiere in LA.

Striking a pose in a suede Balmain creation [47] at the 2010 Losers premiere in LA.

Zoe donned textural Calvin Klein [48] at the Met's Costume Institute Gala in 2010 — did you love it or hate it [49]?

Zoe in ruffled Max Mara [50] and Christian Louboutin [51] platforms at the Lucy Awards.

Looking flirty and feminine in a lacy Vionnet [52] dress at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London in June 2010.

How stunning is Zoe's sage-green cutout dress by Calvin Klein [53]?

Zoe wore shades of gray to a Kings of Leon concert [54] in LA.

Zoe worked a striped tee and black riding boots while running errands in LA in 2010.

At the annual Beat the Odds Awards in 2010, Zoe wore an artfully pleated dress.

Zoe attended a party for J. Mendel wearing a silvery-gray strapless dress by the designer.

For the premiere of Burning Palms in January 2011, Zoe went tribal in an Yves Saint Laurent [55] skirt and top.

The style chameleon attended a Levi's event at the Sundance Film Festival in a rocker-chic Alexander McQueen [56] jacket.

Zoe hung out backstage with Francisco Costa during the Fall 2011 Calvin Klein [57] show, wearing a black sheath dress from the collection.

The actress donned a blush-hued Valentino dress while attending a red carpet event in February 2011.

Zoe attended the Independent Spirit Awards in a lace and leopard-print Dolce & Gabbana [58] dress.

At the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Zoe wore this gorgeous red ruffled dress by Prabal Gurung [59].

Going casual in jeans and heels for a daytime event in March 2011.

In 2011, Zoe wore a tribal-printed McQueen cocktail dress.

For the San Francisco Film Festival in April 2011, the star wore a sculptured Salvatore Ferragamo [60] dress.

Saldana shined bright like a diamond in a canary-yellow Calvin Klein [61] gown at the Met Gala in 2011.

At the premiere of The Tree of Life at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, Zoe wore a flowered Vionnet [62] dress, belted at the waist.

Zoe rocked this striped Armani [63] Privé gown at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

For a 2011 Santa Barbara polo match, Zoe Saldana [64] chose a high-neck floral Chloé dress, Valentino heels, and a Lanvin [65] clutch.

For the LA premiere of Colombiana in 2011, the starlet wore a soft pink leather dress by Valentino and accented it with neutral-toned accessories.

For the September 2011 premiere of Machine Gun Preacher, Zoe opted for bright florals via this Giambattista Valli [66] number and fuchsia-hued Brian Atwood [67] pumps.

Zoe sparkled (literally) in a metallic gold Lanvin [68] dress and Alexander McQueen [69] pumps at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Talk about colorblock cool: Zoe wore one of Prabal Gurung [70]'s Resort 2012 sheaths to Flaunt Magazine's Neo-Golden Age party in August 2011.

Making a serious case for the shorts suit, Zoe rocked a printed Balmain [71] iteration with cool two-toned Brian Atwood [72] pumps at the Captain America: The First Avenger premiere in LA.

The actress posed poolside at the Colombiana afterparty in Miami, donning a cropped tuxedo blazer and cropped trouser look.

She wore a sexy and superexotic head-to-toe ensemble by Barbara Bui [73] to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Showing off her casual sense of style, Zoe stepped out in a semisheer striped A.L.C. sweater with black skinny jeans and black boots at the John Varvatos [74] ninth annual Stuart House benefit in 2012.

She kept it simple with a printed tee, black blazer, and flared jeans for a 2012 Sundance Film Festival appearance.

How gorgeous did she look in this yellow jewel-toned Michael Kors [75] sheath at the designer's LA boutique opening in November 2011?

We love this playful printed Rena Lange [76] minidress she wore to the 2011 Trevor Projects event. To complete the look, she added a Lanvin [77] clutch and Louboutin heels.

Va-va-voom! Saldana nailed it at the Miami premiere of Colombiana in this edgy Balmain [78] look and sexy Giuseppe Zanotti [79] heels.

She chose a cool black shoulder-cutout Alexander McQueen [80] dress for The Words' 2012 Sundance premiere.

Her rocker-chick floral Balmain [81] minidress and Brian Atwood [82] nude pumps made an edgy statement at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.

Just as easily as she can glam it up, she can keep it sleek and casual, too. Her white blouse, nude booties, and skinny jeans proved classic and cool.

She wowed at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars party in this elegant (and sheer) Marios Schwab [83] gown.

How Summer-perfect was this coral and crochet-inspired Alexis Mabille [84] Couture dress? Zoe chose this bright number for The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in March 2012.

She wore a silky pewter-toned Azzaro [85] dress with Sergio Rossi [86] heels and a Lanvin [87] clutch to the Sephora [88] Meatpacking District opening in September 2011.

Playing up her rocker-cool styling sensibilities, she chose this all-black ensemble by Theyskens' Theory for the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in NYC.

Her girlier Giambattista Valli [89] sweater and textured skirt combo looked perfect on her in December 2011.

We loved spotting Zoe in this ultrafeminine Jason Wu [90] shirtdress at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA in 2011 — so cute!

Channeling a chic version of flapper style, Zoe wore a black and gold Gucci [91] drop-waist dress with Gucci T-strap heels to a LACMA Art + Film gala in November 2011.

Zoe stepped out in this slick nude-toned Antonio Berardi [92] minidress and white peep-toe Giuseppe Zanotti [93] pumps at the Gen Art Fresh Faces event in LA last October.

Rocking a sporty-sleek look, Zoe wore a head-to-toe gray Michael Kors [94] ensemble to his Spring '12 runway show.

We couldn't think of anyone better to wear this sequined kelly-green Elie Saab [95] gown than Zoe — her 2011 Latin Grammy Awards gown made us green with envy.

She chose a slinky strapless black No. 21 dress with Sergio Rossi [96] ankle-strap sandals for rapper Nas's 38th birthday party in September 2011.

Her sweet Elie Saab [97] Couture fit-and-flare dress was a great red carpet choice for her Cosmopolitan For Latinas premiere issue party in May 2012.

Zoe stunned in an ethereal white Givenchy [98] Couture gown at the 2012 SAG Awards.

She accented her slick black and white ensemble with a fiery-red envelope clutch at Rock & Republic [99] For Kohl's fashion show in February 2012.

Zoe was the picture of sexy sophistication in this sheer cutout-infused Prabal Gurung [100] creation at the 2012 CFDA Awards.

Zoe shimmered in a blue and metallic Reed Krakoff [101] dress and Barbara Bui [102] heels at the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments event.

Zoe looked beautiful in this simple Jason Wu [103] dress at the 2012 Audi-hosted Golden Globes kickoff party.

She chose a black silky Barbara Bui [104] Resort '12 jumpsuit for the Droid Razr launch event in October 2011.

She rocked this cool Louis Vuitton [105] Pre-Fall 2012 look with the designer's popular cap-toe pumps at the Persol [106] party in NYC.

Zoe Saldana [107] wowed in Rodarte [108] while promoting Star Trek Into Darkness in Hollywood in May 2013.

Zoe took the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in this cool-girl play on eventwear from the Givenchy [109] Fall 2013 collection.

The actress was the picture of modern elegance in a black and white Vionnet [110] gown at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in the UK in May 2013.

At the Berlin premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, Zoe Saldana [111] went with a very sexy leg-baring number, courtesy of Balmain [112].

Zoe was stunning in Valentino at the Cannes premiere of Blood Ties in May 2013.

Saldana showed off her gorgeous gams in a draped-front silk shorts suit from Longchamp’s Spring 2014 collection in September 2013.

A glittering Gucci [113] gown, with strategically placed sheer insets, for the 2013 LACMA Art + Film Gala.

A feminine Monique Lhuillier [114] metallic appliqué set for a Fall 2013 LA event.

Hello, bombshell! For the 2014 American Music Awards, Saldana put her curves on display in a lacy one-shoulder Roland Mouret [115] gown.

The 2014 Golden Globes brought out Zoe's playful side in a geometric Prabal Gurung [116] number.

Saldana looked angelic in a ethereal pleated Victoria Beckham [117] creation for the Grace of Monaco Cannes premiere in 2014.

Zoe posed on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in an embellished Jaso Wu creation.

We cannot even being to express how much we love this brilliant Etro [118] wrap-front dress.


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