If the red carpets of 2013 showcased one unifying factor, it may have been the lack of an overarching trend. Lace proved its staying power, and a few elegant capes made their mark. Yet most awards shows and movie premieres saw a hodge-podge of gowns. The year’s eclectic aesthetic made it difficult to name indisputable winners. George Kotsiopoulos, the voice of reason alongside co-host Joan Rivers on E!’s “Fashion Police” and author of the forthcoming “Glamorous by George,” was able to narrow down some favorites from the year.
Rihanna at the Grammy Awards The “Stay” singer looked “incredibly sexy” in a flowing red Alaia gown while remaining demure enough to be in keeping with CBS’s wardrobe guidelines, Kotsiopoulos says.“What I love about Rihanna is her street style and her red carpet style are very separate but live in the same world.” Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Buy Photo