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Red-Carpet Look Book: Gabourey Sidibe

Judging from her early appearances this past winter and spring, when her personal style included Blair Waldorf headbands and denim capris, it would seem that Gabourey Sidibe’s rising star has gained her entry into the happy world of professional styling — and to good effect. In the past few months, she’s navigated the challenges of plus-size formalwear with versatility. Knee-length dresses draw attention to her legs, brightly colored gowns come off as body-confident and assertive, and classic black dresses of varying lengths lend her some maturity while accentuating the right curves. For more casual events, Sidibe will throw on a sparkly shirt with a nice bolero, reminding us that despite her gut-wrenching performance, she’s still a young and fun personality. Her confidence and sense of fashion adventure suggests that, though she may not bear the stick-thin figure of most starlets, she’s still worthy of starlet-level attention.

Wearing: Marchesa Hollywood, California, March 7, 2010
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, February 26, 2010
Wearing: Custom-made Tadashi Shoji Royal Opera House, London, England, February 21, 2010
Century City, California, January 30, 2010
Wearing: Pamella Roland Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
With Justin Timberlake. Los Angeles, January 22, 2010
Wearing: Kevan Hall Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Beverly Hills, California, January 16, 2010
Los Angeles, January 15, 2010
Wearing: Tadashi Shoji Hollywood, California, January 15, 2010
Wearing: David Meister Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, January 12, 2010
Wearing: Tadashi Shoji MoMA, New York, November 17, 2009
Los Angeles, November 11, 2009
Carnegie Hall, New York, November 9, 2009
Crosby Street Hotel, New York, November 5, 2009
Hollywood, November 1, 2009
Beverly Hills, October 26, 2009
London, October 23, 2009
Alice Tully Hall, New York, October 3, 2009
Toronto, September 13, 2009
School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York, September 8, 2009
Cannes, May 16, 2009
Cannes, May 15, 2009
Cannes, May 15, 2009
Park City, Utah, January 16, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Gabourey Sidibe