The 20 Best-Dressed Stars on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

The night's most dazzling, high-fashion looks -- from Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci to Charlize Theron in Dior Couture.

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Charlize Theron wears Dior couture to the 2012 Golden Globes.
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The eyes of so many in the fashion set were on "Dragon Tattoo"'s Rooney Mara at the Golden Globes, and she nailed it in a perfectly-fit Nina Ricci gown with bow-topped, peek-a-boo cut-outs and a delicate tulle bustle.
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With her towering height and svelte figure, Charlize Theron can pull off more avant-garde looks, like this flouncy Dior couture gown, topped off with a sparkly embellishment at the hip.
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Kudos to Claire Danes for eschewing the evening's strapless, ultra-feminine looks in favor of this chic, edgy dress by J. Mendel.
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Angelina Jolie took a bold departure from her typical flowy gowns to sport this modern Versace look, which featured a striking red panel at the neckline and an up-to-there slit at the leg.
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The texture, color, and fit of this purple Naeem Khan gown looked just lovely on Julianna Marguiles, and completing the look with statement-making jade earrings was a very stylish touch.
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Michelle Williams' burnt-velvet Jason Wu gown was a refreshingly simple approach to chic dressing. (We'll admit, however, we weren't fans of the headband.)
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Though Jessica Chastain's Givenchy dress was one of the night's most conservative, the figure-hugging silhouette and exquisite details like a tiny gold belt and pearl embellishments kept the whole look elevated.
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Whether or not Stacy Keibler has gotten some style coaching since she started accompanying George Clooney to the various red carpet events, she nailed it in this classic red Valentino gown.
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Freida Pinto's Prada gown steered clear of the "boring strapless" stigma with an exquisite texture and an interesting, smokey-blue hue.
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While most eyes were on the reportedly newly-engaged Jessica Biel's bare left hand, her Elie Saab gown boasted plenty of details -- from lacy rosettes at the hips and shoulders to a sexy, cowl-neck back.
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Fashion darling Emma Stone opted for something a bit more daring on the red carpet, with great results: This moody Lanvin gown -- strong shoulders, bird belt, and all -- felt refreshingly bold.
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While Jessica Alba's custom Gucci gown, on the other hand, was not all that bold, the color and silhouette suited her perfectly.
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"The Descendents"' Shailene Woodley struck the perfect tone for a 20-year-old actress at a red carpet event with this simple, glittery Marchesa, which she kept simple with minimal accessories.
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For her big return to the red carpet, Natalie Portman opted for a classic-looking strapless gown by Lanvin that still boldly paired pink and red elements.
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Tilda Swinton is always a breath of fresh air on the red carpet, and the night's icy-blue Haider Ackermann ensemble -- including a chic pompadour -- was no exception.
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Julianne Moore was simply radiant on the red carpet in this strapless Chanel gown and bold green shoulder-duster earrings.
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While it was largely skipped over in the various red carpet specials, the color and silhouette of this Vera Wang gown looked like it was made for Madeleine Stowe.
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Dianna Agron went bold for the Globes with a spectacular red gown by Giles Deacon, featuring jaw-dropping laser-cut details at the bodice and throughout the tiers of the dress's skirt.
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At this point in her career, Nicole Kidman knows how to make a look-at-me red carpet entrance, and that's exactly what she accomplished with this slim-cut Versace gown.
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Though it may have felt a bit over-the-top, the level of detail on Evan Rachel Wood's moody green-feathered gown -- created custom by Gucci Premiere -- is worth inclusion here. The fact that she carried it off is also worth acknowledging.
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