Zoe Saldana, Lea Michele on 'People' best-dressed list

Zoe Saldana, Lea Michele on 'People' best-dressed list

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Zoe Saldana, Lea Michele on 'People' best-dressed list

Singers Gwen Stefani and Rihanna also appear in the top 10, which does not rank its entrants in order. Actresses Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger made the cut as well.

Saldana, 32, seen in Avatar wearing little but blue and an elegant tail, was dubbed the ‘Red Carpet Queen’ by People for her grace, taste and sense of fun.

Michele, 24, who plays geeky Rachel Berry in the TV musical Glee, is ‘The Newbie’ on the 2010 list, praised for wearing bold shades like scarlet and emerald on the red carpet. And Kate Middleton, 28, the long-time girlfriend of the second-in-line to the British throne was dubbed the ‘Princess in Waiting’ and won plaudits for always looking “chic and refined”.

Kruger, 34, who played a German double agent in last year’s Inglourious Basterds, was called the ‘Runway Renegade’, admired for doing her own make-up and putting style before comfort at celebrity events.

Fashion moments

People also picked out some fashion moments that were just inglorious, including unfortunate red carpet appearances by Rita Wilson, the actress wife of Tom Hanks, and former screen siren Sharon Stone. The magazine deemed the suicide of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Chelsea Clinton’s multimillion-dollar wedding and Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber’s floppy, eye-brow grazing hair as the most memorable style moments of the year.

People’s Best & Worst Dressed 2010 issue hits newsstands on Friday. The 10 best-dressed women of the year are: Zoe Saldana, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Diane Kruger, Lea Michele, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Bilson, and Kate Middleton.