It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Glamour's 20th annual Women of the Year awards at Carnegie Hall brought together world leaders and royalty with the Hollywood varietal. And the clothes? From regal to royal mess!

It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Petra Nemcova, ready for Goddess!


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Sherri Shepherd, looking as elegant as we've ever seen her. Looks like these trompe l'oeil faux-skirt dresses are here to stay.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Fergie, taking a cue from her turn in 9. (And yes, that was a flop.)


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

I kind of hate ombre normally, but Gayle King's making a convincing case. Talk about someone who knows how to dress for exactly these events.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

This is obviously Janelle Monae's "serious" look. She is incapable of turning down the fabulosity completely — and why should she?


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Mia Hamm was only one of a brigade in (shades of Devil Wears Prada!)
cerulean.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Ditto the ever-elegant Lisa Leslie.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

And a Shirley Temple-coiffed Elisabeth Moss!


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

This regal creature is Prime Minister Iveta Radicova of Slovakia, apparently wearing her nations GNP in satin!


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Perhaps the most celebratory getup here, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago cannot be accused of dressing down.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

You never know what Estelle is going to do: something off-the-wall or quite elegance, as here.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Queen Rania of Jordan is not considered one of the world's best-dressed women for nothing. This pixel-print silk is both fresh and totally Serious Event appropriate — not an easy mix.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Janet Jackson has the optional subversion of bondage buckles lurking under her fur.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Cher's hair has both the shape and spirit of that of a Disney villainess.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

You know on ANTM sometimes they make the models accessorize a simple dress really fast from some table of random stuff, without a mirror? Yeah.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Kate Hudson, in stunning Lanvin, is pure glam.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Kelly Osbourne channels an elderly matron who owns a lot of pricey real estate, owns small dogs and possibly writes a gossip column.


It Was The Best Of Clothes, It Was The Worst Of Clothes: Glamour's Women Of The Year

Okay, I hate this Versace Hilary Swank's working — although I'll admit she's working it. What say you?



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