From the frenzy of fitting appointments, styling sessions, and beauty prep to the moment a celebrity gracefully walks the red carpet, she is thinking in the back of her mind about how her look can make or break her evening. One misstep and she ends up on the gossip side of social critique. Luckily, the A-list style stars in this week’s gallery need not fear a false step. Their sublimely elegant looks are incredibly on point.
Click through the gallery for this week’s best red-carpet moments.
Who: Jennifer Lawrence wearing a Prada dress and sandals at the 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards
Why it works: Lawrence is one of the most statuesque celebrities around, so a flowing goddess gown always looks amazing on her, especially when it’s a dreamy, embellished version by Prada.
BUY NOW: Alice + Olivia dress, AED 942/SAR 964, The Outnet
Who: Jennifer Lopez wearing a Giorgio Armani coat for an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Why it works: JLo continues to defy the laws of gravity and the passage of time by repping some of her fiercest looks ever on the red carpet. This incredible, fitted graphic coat is no exception.
BUY NOW: Zimmermann coat, AED 4,408/SAR 4,512, Zimmermann
Who: Emmy Rossum wearing a Carolina Herrera top and skirt at the Carbon38 anniversary party
Why it works: Rossum finds the perfect mix of uptown sophistication and understated chic with a black-on-black casual look, paired unexpectedly with nude pumps.
BUY NOW: MSGM skirt, AED 441/SAR 451, Browns
Who: Karolina Kurkova wearing a Haney dress and Christian Louboutin sandals at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2015
Why it works: If you’re 20-feet tall and made of flawless, bronzed skin, you’d probably flaunt it as much as Kurkova does. This time, her revealing look is a see-through slip dress by Haney.
BUY NOW: Nicholas dress, AED 3,020/SAR 3,092, Intermix
Who: Keira Knightley wearing a Chanel dress at the 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards
Why it works: Since Knightley’s pregnancy, we’ve seen a softer side of the actress. This week, she’s as precious as a Swedish doll with wraparound braids and a sophisticated take on bohemia.
BUY NOW: Suno skirt, AED 852/SAR 872, Avenue32
Who: Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a Lanvin dress at the Mortdecai premiere
Why it works: From the front, Paltrow’s gown is polished and poised, but a side view reveals how sultry this look really is.
BUY NOW: Jaeger dress, AED 413/SAR 423, Jaeger
Who: Emily Blunt wearing an Alexander McQueen dress at the IWC Gala Dinner
Why it works: Asymmetrical lines help carry the eye all over Blunt’s look, which is a great way to force deeper appreciation of the incredible detail work of her gown.
BUY NOW: Temperley London dress, AED 8,236/SAR 8,432, Temperley London
Who: Anne Hathaway wearing a Protagonist dress and Tamara Mellon sandals at the 15th Annual AFI Awards
Why it works: Hathaway impressed us with this understated, classic look, which flaunted her curves in a subtle way.
BUY NOW: River Island dress, AED 193/SAR 197, River Island