red-carpet look book

Red-Carpet Look Book: Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz’s poise makes her a red-carpet chameleon: She pulls off gowns — some flowing, some sexy and snug — and cocktail dresses with equal aplomb, always sticking to shades that complement her rich skin tone and cuts that flatter her curves (though, to be fair, what doesn’t flatter the woman?). She — or her stylist — also has a solid grip on reality, with a good sense of occasion: Save the gowns for the premieres, tone it down to chic LBDs or multipiece ensembles for the occasional screening. With only one misstep (an aqua minidress more suited to the likes of Shenae Grimes), Cruz has one of the best red-carpet batting averages out there. Which is saying a lot.

Wearing: L’Wren Scott Paris, France, February 18, 2010
Wearing: L’Wren Scott Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
Los Angeles, California, January 21, 2010
Wearing: Giorgio Armani Privé Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Wearing: Armani Prive Rome, Italy, January 13, 2010
Wearing: Dolce & Gabbana With co-stars Sophia Loren and Marion Cotillard. Rome, Italy, January 13, 2010
Wearing: Chanel Couture Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, December 15, 2009
Wearing: L’Wren Scott Mann Village Theater, Westwood, California, December 9, 2009
Wearing: Ralph Lauren London, December 3, 2009
Wearing: Calvin Klein Hosted by the Cinema Society and Calvin Klein. Crosby Street Hotel, New York, November 17, 2009
Wearing: Haider Ackermann Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, October 11, 2009
Wearing: RM by Roland Mouret Toronto, September 10, 2009
Wearing: Marchesa Cannes, May 19, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Penélope Cruz