Today, Angelina Jolie celebrates her 38th birthday, and we want to know — what's her superwoman secret? From devoted mom of six to critically acclaimed actress and director to tireless humanitarian activist, we're taking a closer look at one of Hollywood's most celebrated — and beautiful — actress's red carpet style evolution. Since Angelina has grown up in the public eye, we've seen her morph from gangly girl in her teens to gothic princess in her 20s through motherhood and her relationship with Brad Pitt. The current Angelina impresses us regularly with her affinity to thigh-high accented Atelier Versace gowns (her now memorable Oscars 2012 appearance was not her first foray in leggy territory), slinky Jenny Packham numbers, and classically chic Ralph & Russo creations. Click our slideshow to see Angelina's style transformation now.
Although some females fear turning 40, birthday girl Heidi Klum is making it look effortless, elegant, and downright inviting. With mile-long legs, cascading blond locks, and curves that could kill, it's no wonder Klum is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world — but with titles like designer, TV host, and producer under her belt, the blond bombshell has proved her business savvy extends far beyond the scope of beauty.
Whether she's flaunting her fit figure in a body-con mini or posing on the red carpet in her sultry style of choice — plunging neckline, thigh-high slit, backless, or all three — we just can't get enough of Heidi's contagious effervescence. In honor of her special day, we are celebrating one of our favorite cover girls in all of her age-defying glory with a look back at 40 of Heidi Klum's sexiest looks.
Today is Carey Mulligan's 28th birthday! Though we first fell in love with her in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, it's her ravishing red carpet style that has us on constant Carey watch. Donning everything from simple silhouettes adorned with subtle jewels to high-shine confections twinkling with enchantment, we are consciously under this British beauty's style spell, and we have no plan of ever coming out. While promoting her latest film, The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan has been on a chic streak, showcasing dashing designs from Lanvin, Prada, and Victoria Beckham, just to name a few. Today the actress turns 28 — what better way to celebrate than with a style tribute to the leading lady's effortless elegance? Just click through for a look at her most dazzling looks to date.
While Kate Bosworth is fascinating to watch for her talents on screen — her latest film Black Rock hit theaters earlier this month — it's her offscreen expertise as a red-carpet beauty, street-chic queen, and jewelry maven that has us under a major style spell. By mixing up Isabel Marant, her own JewelMint pieces, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, and Calvin Klein (to name a few), Kate has proven her undeniable knack for putting together laid-back, impossibly cool ensembles with enviable ease. Case in point: her cutoffs and American flag tee at Coachella two years ago incited a near-overnight fashion craze and a siege of street-style copycats. We could go on and on about how she gets it so right, but we'd rather just see her envy-inducing outfits for ourselves. Click through to get a healthy dose of inspiration now.
— Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens
When Scandal's Kerry Washington steps onto the red carpet, she is a major fashion force to be reckoned with. But don't take our word — the proof is in the pudding. The actress has been on a roll lately, delivering killer look after killer look by top design houses like Miu Miu, Lanvin, Rodarte, and Oscar de la Renta. And no matter the silhouette or color, Kerry looks amazing in just about anything she wears, be it a minidress, gown, skirt, or jumpsuit. In black lace, she's sexy; in white, angelic; and in florals, undeniably darling. Just in time for the season-two ending of Scandal, see all the wowing red-carpet moments from Kerry when you head inside.
Lauren Conrad may be best known for her starring roles on Laguna Beach and The Hills, but over the years she has proven herself to be quite the triple treat. The blond beauty has blossomed into an author, designer, and beauty guru — not to mention one of our favorite celebrity social media fixtures. What we love most about Lauren's style is how laid-back, put-together, and incredibly accessible it is. She's got a serious knack for fusing high fashion with California beach babe, which is an aesthetic that we can all get behind. From embellished party dresses to glamorous red carpet confections, Lauren's signature style continues to evolve — and she's taught us more than a few styling lessons along the way. So get a pen and grab a seat, then take note of LC's most stylish looks over the years.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
Whether you're a bridesmaid or a bride looking for dress ideas for your bridal party, look no further than these famous faces. Be your wedding black-tie, set in a casual garden, or beachside, these red-carpet moments will — no doubt — speak to you. What's more, the gowns certainly don't skimp on spotlight-worthy details, such as rich colors, exquisite fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes. Click on to see standout gowns worn by everyone from Kate Hudson to Solange Knowles for further wedding-fueled inspiration.
Can we talk about Miranda Kerr's amazing fashion sense? It's no secret Miranda has solidified herself in the street-style hall of fame, but the Australian beauty has also mastered the art of turning up the heat on the red carpet. Showcasing her flawless figure in body-hugging creations, high-shine minidresses, and carefully cutout gowns, Miranda's penchant for sexy silhouettes makes her a red-carpet favorite. To be fair, she doesn't always opt for seductive styles, as evidenced by the ethereal, embellished Valentino confection she wore at this year's Vanity Fair Oscars party. Whether channeling a '50s pinup or a Grecian goddess, it's clear Miranda's style savvy knows no limits, and in honor of her recent birthday, we're looking back at her best red carpet moments yet.
Jessica Alba may have been wary of colored denim at first, but as these 77 flawless examples prove, Jessica has more than mastered the ever-popular trend. During everything from coffee runs to family park days, Jessica has proved the power of denim separates, delivering an array of Cali-cool ensembles time and time again. Though she has a soft spot for colored and printed jeans, Jessica has no problem playing double denim duty (yes, you heard us, denim on denim that looks amazing!), working her bold bottoms with jean jackets, denim vests, and chambray shirts. Her balance of fashion and function is not only inspiring, but easy to re-create with items you already have in your closet. So dust off your favorite denim pieces and add a cool-girl twist with 77 Alba-inspired denim, chambray, or jeans looks.
White pumps aren't the only shoes having a major moment in Hollywood — metallic pumps have also been taking over famous feet as of late. So far we've spotted the likes of Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Munn, Julianne Hough, and more of the trendsetting pack shining up their Spring style with gold and silver heels. What's great about this trend is that it has the ability to instantly dress up any ensemble, especially denim and your favorite dresses. Step inside to witness 15 celebrities working the metallic-pump trend, then be inspired to jazz up your own Spring wardrobe with metallic footwear.