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1. Cate looked stunning in Balenciaga at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May. This slinky gold dress sets off her skin tone in all the right ways.

2. Not only did her performance in "Notes on a Scandle" create a huge buzz around Cate, but so did this Giorgio Armani Privé metallic dress that she wore to the 79th Academy Awards. She didn’t run away with the Oscar but she won the best dressed list.

3. We love that Cate is a fashion risk-taker and not many people can pull of a lacy Alexander McQueen frock like this, but Cate did it with style at the Golden Globe Awards.

4. You need a fab figure to pull off this eye catching Armani silver pantsuit and luckily for Cate, she has one of the best bodies in Hollywood. We love the structure of this suit and the way the silver makes her skin glow.

5. We first put Cate on our fashion radar list when she showed up at the 2005 Oscars in this beautiful pale yellow Valentino gown. It seemed to match her hair perfectly and the colour was refreshing in a sea of darker hues.