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Red-Carpet Look Book: Meryl Streep

Is it possible for an American to be awarded with an Order of the British Empire? It just seems that, at this point, Meryl Streep really deserves a “Dame” before her name — especially when it comes to hitting the red carpet, wherein, much like Helen Mirren, she exudes a regality and confidence befitting a Grand Ol’ Dame. By the standards of her younger colleagues — who, in their late thirties or forties and with nary an Oscar nod to their names, are practically starlets in comparison — Streep veers into casual territory: contemporary black, brown, or gray dresses, all classically chic but nothing worth burning into memory. But when you’re Meryl freaking Streep, does it even matter? All she needs to do is sweep her hair into a soft updo (or something sleek, if she’s pulling out all the stops) and she’s good to go. The serious legend has still got a sense of fun, however, intermittently surprising in a playful frock or, just to remind you that she’s too big to care about this stuff, appearing in casual slacks for her own world premiere.

Wearing:a Chris March gown, jewelry by Fred Leighton, and a clutch by Swarovski Hollywood, California, March 7, 2010
Beverly Hills, February 15, 2010
Wearing: Balenciaga Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
Wearing: Chris March Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Hollywood, California, January 15, 2010
Paris Theatre, New York, December 9, 2009
New York, November 10, 2009
Rome, October 23, 2009
Rome, October 23, 2009
Rome, October 22, 2009
Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, July 30, 2009
Westwood, California, July 28, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Meryl Streep