Many are nominated, but only a few carry home hardware during Hollywood's awards season. For the rest, the gift bags and beauty suites in the days leading up to the Oscars promise the biggest rewards.
Most Oscar-bound celebrities spend the better part of that Sunday prepping themselves for the cameras -- and the fashion critics.
A look at what stars are wearing on the 2012 Grammy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles.
Stars descend on London for the 65th British Academy Film Awards.
The arrivals themselves can be likened to a meal at a swanky restaurant. The red carpet is the table, upon which a series of delicious dishes are to be served up.
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars dazzled in a gorgeous mix of gowns. This year's red carpet was packed with every type of dress, but these 10 all had an undeniable "wow factor" that helped them stand out from the crowd. Here are our top picks:
The duke and duchess of Cambridge are to join some 600 former and serving members of the British military on the red carpet Sunday for the London premiere of the Steven Spielberg movie "War Horse."
This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?
Achievers, raise your White Russian tumblers because this "Obsessions" is for you.
The Midnight in Paris costars pose arm-in-arm at the Cannes International Film Festival
Days before the fashion catwalk known as the Oscars' red carpet and right before Paris Fashion Week, Christian Dior on Friday suspended designer John Galliano for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
CÃ©line Dion, Amy Adams and PÃ©nelope Cruz flaunt their fabulous figures at the Oscars
Cruz rocks a slinky body-after-baby in a glittery red bombshell gown by L'Wren Scott
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Less than a week before The Academy Awards, Scarlett Johansson had yet to make a starlet's most scrutinized fashion decision: Her Oscar dress.
Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Expert has more on a way to get a behind the scenes look at the Oscars.
Fewer and fewer of us are watching TV without a smartphone, tablet computer or laptop at the ready.
CNN tracks Lindsay Lohan's various court arrivals and departures.
Jaden and Willow Smith, if you haven't noticed, are having a moment.
The supermodel mom stars in a hilariously cute new show, Seriously Funny Kids, on Lifetime
Stars hit Hollywood's red carpet as they arrive at the Golden Globe awards.
In less than a decade, Rachel Zoe has gone from dressing young, up-and-coming pop stars like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson to styling award-winning actresses like Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway. Now a celebrity in her own right, Zoe's added designer and reality TV star to her impressive resume. The third season of her series "The Rachel Zoe Project" will premiere August 3 on Bravo, and to celebrate, Zoe sat down with InStyle to discuss the looks -- and ladies -- that made her a star.
Internationally renowned fashion designer Zuhair Murad takes Inside the Middle East on a tour of his home city.
Essence Magazine's Mikki Taylor talks with CNN's Isha Sesay about the fashion winners and losers at the Academy Awards.
The Up in the Air star jokes that he's rooting for the Crazy Heart star in the Best Actor race
Scarlett and Ryan, Renee and Bradley, Kristen and Rob, Miley and Liam, and Carey and Shia are all due!
Inside, Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan grab the major awards, along with The Hurt Locker
"Not only do they look alike, they are lively and warm," observes Roberta Armani
The late designer's mother, Joyce McQueen, died just 10 days ago and was buried Friday
Lady Gaga remembered her friend and fashion icon Alexander McQueen on Friday by tweeting a photo of them in a happy embrace.
"I am shocked and overcome with grief," says the actress who wore his creations on red carpets
"We are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief," his company tells PEOPLE
All eyes were on Lady Gaga at this year's Grammys and, as expected, pop's newest sensation pulled off something most unexpected: a partnership with the last designer anyone would ever have dreamed of pairing her with -- Giorgio Armani.
Music's biggest night has always been known for over-the-top style, and this year's crop of Grammy nominees -- from Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Beyonce -- are some of the most fashion-forward yet.
Celebrities show off their fashion sense on the red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
From George and Elisabetta to Drew and Justin, love was in the air - and the acceptance speeches
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars displayed a dazzlingly eclectic mix of gowns from beneath the shelter of umbrellas.
Sandra Bullock jokes that she's wearing a dress made out of plastic
While we're plenty excited to find out if James Cameron's CGI blockbuster "Avatar" will edge out official tearjerker-of-the-year selection "Precious" for Best Drama at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, we're saving our real zeal for the stunning dresses that will grace the show's red carpet, marking the official kickoff to awards show season.
The Golden Globes are essentially the opening act of the awards show season -- it's safe to bet those taking home Globes could hit it big at the Oscars. But that's not at all why you should watch it.
The reality star took the red carpet by storm this year in sexy dresses
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
CNN's Alan Duke is in Los Angeles discussing with various celebrity experts the topic of celebrity swag.
Kate Winslet has one more reason to call 2009 a great year.
The reality star brings his mom to a pool party, where women surround him
The country star looks to the pop star for inspiration as she prepares for her first VMA performance
Even so, the Away We Go star hits the red carpet looking picture perfect
Back in the spotlight for Duplicity, the actress says the attention is "terrifying," but nice
Week after week, contestants on "American Idol" face scrutiny from judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, not only for their song choices and performances, but also for their outfits.
While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been celebrating film's best and brightest for more than 80 years, the glamour we associate with the Oscars truly started in the 1950s, when stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Janet Leigh brought high style to the ceremony.
On Academy Awards night, the biggest speculation is still about whose name is in the envelope. But the most-asked question has become, "Who are you wearing?"
InStyle.com's fashion director discusses the gown Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration balls.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were dancing their way through 10 official inaugural balls after a day of pomp and circumstance that saw his first presidential address and excitement about her inaugural dress.
"Grin and bear it," seems to be the message coming off the Milan runway as Fashion Week for next summer comes to an end
From the get-go it was one of the odder pairings in the fashion world. One is a high-end designer famous for making Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress. The other is a mainstream apparel manufacturer that sells sportswear and career clothes. Now after just 16 months, Fortune has learned, Narciso Rodriguez and Liz Claiborne are taking steps to end their partnership.
Last season's Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano, showed his debut collection Thursday at Fashion Week
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Three months after Robert Polet took over as chief executive of Gucci Group in July 2004, he gave his new colleagues a glimpse of the self-confidence and single-mindedness that landed him the job in the first place - and that have contributed to the company's stellar performance ever since.
Vivienne Tam has become well known for creating clothes that appeal to all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. She has earned the reputation for offering a stylish and high-quality product while at the same time inviting the consumer to experience the inspiration behind it.
The dress codes, cool shops and hot spots unique to six cities -- with Katharine McPhee modeling each city's style.
The eternal enfant terrible of fashion photography, Oliviero Toscani, has roiled the fashion world with a revealing ad
"Style ... you can't buy it. You've either got it or you don't". No mercy from hotel heiress Nicky Hilton -- but her advice fails to instil confidence in CNN's Richard Quest as he embarks on a "Quest for Style".
Lew Frankfort is widely credited with helping transform a stodgy old leather goods company into a fashion icon. Coach was founded in New York City in 1941, an old-world firm cranking out hard leather brief cases. But it wasn't until a major overhaul in the 1990's that the company caught the eyes of the fashion world, introducing so-called "affordable luxury".
Maria Sharapova has become an international icon at the tender age of 20, but what she wants most right now is to be healthy and get back to the sport she loves. I caught up with her this week at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where she was practicing with her coach, Michael Joyce, and her father, Yuri.
When Christa Worthington, a fashion writer from a wealthy Cape Cod family, was murdered in her seaside cottage four years ago, there was no shortage of suspects.
Brooklyn-based designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock started their fashion business with a little money and a lot of ambition.
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As New York winds down its bi-annual turn as the world's fashion capital, fashion designers, magazine editors, apparel industry insiders and, of course, celebrities, depart from the billowing white tents in Manhattan's Bryant Park with a look ahead to the fashion trends for fall.
Gap's clothes have lagged the trends, and its product mix has been off, which has dragged down same-store sales 13 of the past 14 months; the stock fell 30 percent in the past year.
Like most London fashion weeks, British veteran designer Julien Macdonald stood out on the catwalk this year, but he also shared the limelight with rising star and compatriot Giles Deacon.
Virtual tattoos, electronically activated make-up and digital bathroom mirrors are just some of the gadgets that could become commonplace in the fashion world of the future.
Investigators do not believe 46-year-old Christa Worthington, a former fashion writer, and her killer had a personal relationship, the Cape and Islands district attorney said Friday.
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It's been described as a dying art, but the biggest name in fashion has just given haute couture his vote of confidence at the Paris Fashion Show.
Check out the hot summer look for teens this year: scandalously short miniskirts, tiny shorts, sheer shirts and tank-tops.
Remember the "Flashdance" look -- tank tops and oversized sweatshirts with the collar torn off? Or the old 1980s Madonna gear -- mesh shirts, tiny minis, day-glo tube socks and jelly bracelets?
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