Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WOMEN WHO WORE IT WELL, 2005; from Scandal-Plagued Veterans to Enchanted 15-Year-Old Ingenues Laura Craik Picks the 10 Icons Whose Style Defined the Year

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WOMEN WHO WORE IT WELL, 2005; from Scandal-Plagued Veterans to Enchanted 15-Year-Old Ingenues Laura Craik Picks the 10 Icons Whose Style Defined the Year

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Byline: LAURA CRAIK

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER Emma Watson She has graced more red carpets than an actress twice her age, thanks to the relentless churning out of Harry Potter films. Yet Emma Watson always looks poised and picture-perfect.

Despite the tabloids' best efforts to mould her into a Lolita, we think 15-year-old Watson dresses most demurely. Full marks for favouring vintage finds as well as the usual designer labels.

.Wearing Alberta Ferretti, November 2005

BEST CHAMELEON Linda Evangelista You've got to hand it to Linda Evangelista: no sooner had Giles Deacon finished his show than she was hotfooting it to a Mac party in one of his creations.

A genuine fashion-lover, the original and best supermodel proves you can still look fabulous at 40 - if you put the work in. And Evangelista does, changing her image as often now as she did in her Eighties heydey. Her dedication keeps her ahead of the pack.

.Wearing Yves St Laurent, November 2005

BEST ON THE RED CARPET Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett doesn't really do dressed-down, but when you're as good at choosing evening gowns as she is, why would you?

From Golden Globe to Oscar, Blanchett alone keeps the flame of oldfashioned Hollywood glamour alive.

.Wearing Jean Paul Gaultier, January 2005

MOST QUIRKY Mariacarla Boscolo At the start of the year, she was just another model.

Now Maria Carla is the new Kate Moss, thanks to her high-profile replacement of Moss in the H&M campaign. But the kooky Italian actually deserves this label for another, more salient reason: her off-duty style is as eclectic as Moss's, and she has the same ebullient personality.

.Wearing Balenciaga, February 2005

MOST BRITISH Lucinda Chambers For services to layering alone, Lucinda Chambers deserves a fashion Oscar. Vogue's creative director always flies the flag for British style: granted, she might mostly wear Marni, but in the way she puts it together she is truly English.

During show-time, while most fashionistas have off-days, Chambers always manages to look great: no mean feat over a five-week period. …

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