The Best-Dressed Celebs of 2009

Michelle Obama
The first lady won over America with her fresh and unexpected fashion choices this year, and topped our list for best-dressed. Not only has she run through the alphabet of designers, from newbies like Jason Wu (who designed the Inaugural Ball gown shown here) to stalwarts like Michael Kors, but her penchant for bright colors, lively prints, and strong silhouettes during her tenure has transformed her into a modern fashion icon.

Photo Credit: Wireimage.comPhoto Credit: Wireimage.comThe actresses and social fixtures who made our best-dressed list gave in to their affinity for razzle-dazzle-'em flair with frocks made from sequins, beading, and metallic sheens.

In all, we found 79 celebs who we think really wowed on the red carpet, and epitomized the best of the best in fashion trends, be it one-shouldered looks, tough chic, pronounced shoulders, bright jewel tones, or painterly florals. While we all can't afford the designer labels we saw on our favorite celebs, everyone can definitely take a cue on the cut, colors, and prints we saw on Hollywood's finest.

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