Best-Dressed: Style Stars of 2010

These fashion-forward favorites are our picks for the trailblazers of the year.

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Actress Michelle Williams attends the premiere of "Blue Valentine" at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Whether it's a sleek and minimalist column gown or a sexy sequin-covered stunner, Diane Kruger's dress choices always manage to look both classic and directional.
As we approach the new year, we're looking back on the fashionable trendsetters of 2010. Michelle Williams often takes a singular approach to dressing with her beautiful and effortless dress choices.
Carey Mulligan blossomed before our very eyes with her eclectic mix of red carpet-worthy ensembles that showed off an impressive range of styles.
Looking like she stepped off a J. Crew catalog shoot, creative director Jenna Lyons perfectly embodies the brand's mix-and-match aesthetic of adding glamorous details to everyday pieces.
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Alexa Chung's eclectic and much-copied style is a cool blend of English schoolboy and French schoolgirl.
Model Hanneli Mustaparta's blog has become as popular for the stylish photos of herself as for the other chic individuals she photographs.
Rachel Bilson manages to execute vividly-printed looks and sweet, demure dresses with the same effortless gusto.
Actress, musician, and Balenciaga muse Charlotte Gainsbourg has an enviable cool-girl vibe -- that je ne sais quoi -- that allows her to shift between the worlds of an androgynous rocker and a red carpet siren.
Whether you loved her or hated her reality TV persona on MTV's The City, one thing's for certain: Olivia Palermo's got serious style, from the front rows of fashion week to any number of red carpet events.
We debated including Ms Lively because her choices can often veer into the "too showy" arena, but frankly, she gets hi marks both on and off the Gossip Girl set, Blake Lively gets high marks for her embrace of bold colors and artful prints.
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