With 2012 quickly coming to a close, it's time to look back at the most glamorous red carpet looks of this fashionable year:

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There's no doubt Kate Middleton had one of the best red carpet looks this year. The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her glamorous side with a stunning teal Jenny Packham dress as she arrived at a gala that marked the final countdown to the 2012 London Olympic games. With her hair up in an elegant chignon, Kate Middleton displayed the intricate lace and gem detailing featured on the back of her dress.

Modern Family's Sofia Vergara was simply a stunner at the Golden Globe Awards this year. In a custom navy mermaid-cut gown by Vera Wang, the Colombian actress looked fabulous.

No one will forget Angelina Jolie's right leg at the Oscar's. While the black Atelier Versace gown she's wearing is beautiful, Jolie's right leg stole the show away - and probably even won an Academy Award - with her obviously trying to stick her leg out of the thigh-high slit in her dress whenever she could that night.

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Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, literally shined in a gold lame dress by Prabal Gurung at The Hunger Games premiere. Can you say absolutely stunning?

Gwyneth Paltrow pulled off a stunning winter white one-shoulder dress and matching cape by Tom Ford at the Oscars. Not only did she look great, but she gave everyone a glimpse of Tom Ford's fall 2012 collection.

The Help actress Jessica Chastain wore an amazing, intricately designed dress from Alexander McQueen paired with Harry Winston yellow diamonds at the Academy Awards. She might as well have been a princess with all that gold embroidery featured on the gown and her soft curls.

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Nina Dobrev, actress on The Vampire Diaries and in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, wore a breathtaking Donna Karan Atelier number at the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala. She's someone you should keep your eye on next year; she's making strides through Hollywood.

Looking like an angel, Diane Kruger hit the red carpet of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival wearing a beautiful Giambattista Valli Couture gown.

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Penelope Cruz dazzled in an Armani Privé gown at the Oscars. Not only is the color of her gown beautiful, but she's glowing.

This starlet has taken fashion risks on the red carpet, but none of them seem to have failed her, including this Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown at the Oscars. Emma Stone looks absolutely elegant in the gorgeous dress, never mind the bow which she definitely can pull off.

Who do you think had the best red carpet look this year? Share with me in the comments below!
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