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Red carpet winners and losers for 2012

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This has been a rather fantastic year for red-carpet fashion. With plenty of big budget movie premieres, the fashion extravaganzas that are the Cannes Film Festival and New York City’s annual MET Ball, and one award season fashion statement (Angelina Jolie’s long and shapely leg) so bold it warranted its own Twitter handle, we had plenty to choose from for our roundup of the best and worst red carpet looks of the year.

Who: Angelina Jolie

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Where: The 84th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26

Wore: Atelier Versace

Who: Gwyneth Paltrow

Where: The 84th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26

Wore: Tom Ford

Who: Rihanna

Where: The 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12

Wore: Giorgio Armani

Who: Diane Kruger

Where: The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 27

Wore: Christian Dior Couture

Who: Lena Dunham

Where: Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on May 7

Wore: Wes Gordon

Who: Robert Pattinson

Where: The New York premiere of “Cosmopolis” on Aug. 13

Wore: Gucci

Who: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Where: The 64th annual Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 23

Wore: Vera Wang

Who: Jon Hamm

Where: The 64th annual Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 23

Wore: Tom Ford

Rachel Raczka can be reached at RRaczka@Boston.com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelRaczka.
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