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The year’s almost over, which means it’s time to look back at who’s been at the top of their fashion game in 2019. Here are 10 starlets to look out for on the 2020 red carpet.


Synonymous with stylist Law Roach, Zendaya has been topping Best Dressed lists for years now. This year, the duo took it a step further by collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger in TommyxZendaya, a collection of 70’s inspired fashion. The 23-year-old’s been out and about rocking pieces from the collection, and sticking out in other memorable ensembles. She wore a Poison Ivy-inspired look to the Emmys; dressed as Cinderella to the MET Ball (with Law as her fairy-godbrutha); and outdressed Michael B. Jordan in the same men’s suit. Recently, the Spider-Man and Euphoria actress was also named GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year. It’s no wonder fans of the starlet have dubbed this year Z019.

Lucy Boynton

After appearing in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, she has maintained a pretty consistent presence on the red carpet. The Politician star’s eclectic style has charmed fashion lovers everywhere. Her looks are further elevated by the bold make-up stylings of Jo Baker. Boynton’s face can be seen all over Baker’s Instagram, sporting looks inspired by Pierrot, the french clown; Tim Burton; and rainbow gelato, just to name a few. Let’s just say these two are fantastic together. I absolutely urge you to go see for yourself.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning has been taking fashion risks since she was a pint-sized child star. Couture is just casual wear for her at this point. She stunned at this year’s Cannes. Her looks for the Maleficent 2 press tour were as magical as the first. The best part about Fanning’s red carpet game is that she dresses for the occasion—outdressing others in the process. Everything she wears is outlandish: you’ll either love it or hate it. There’s no in-between. Whatever the case, she’ll never not catch your eye.

Storm Reid

You may recognize this young actress for playing fellow fashionista Zendaya’s baby sister in Euphoria. But she herself is a fashion icon in the making as well. Just feast your eyes at this look she wore to the 2019 People’s Choice Awards: it is head-to-toe perfection, and she knows it. I’m telling you, this girl’s having a moment. Don’t. Sleep. On. Her. This IG post is only one of several fierce slow-mo-strut videos that already exist, and there are more to come.

Rowan Blanchard

Someone else you shouldn’t sleep on is Rowan Blanchard. Best known as the girl in Girl Meets World, this smart lady has since branched out in style. She’s highly opinionated, and not afraid to push the boundaries in her wardrobe either. Her style ranges from quirky Alice in Wonderland to provocative chic. If she likes it, she’ll wear it. That’s that.

Lily Collins

This Extremely Wicked star has been charming the public with her style and impressive brows for a while. Her MET Gala look this year was a fan favorite, and her usual infusion of old Hollywood and whimsicality is always a win. Besides acting, Collins has done some modelling, and has written for magazines such as Teen Vogue. So, rest assured she knows what she’s doing in the fashion department. Plus, at the end of a red carpet event, you can always count on glam shots of her in an empty hotel tub.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o burst onto the scene looking like a style icon—and she’s been nothing short of that ever since. The Academy Award winner is not afraid to play: be it in the bold colors that she wears, or in her make-up and styling. She wore blue mascara to the 2019 Oscars, and red-eye contacts to the London premiere of Us. At another premiere for the same movie, she wore sectioning hair clips over her buzzcut—you know, the ones we latinas use for our dubis? Yeah, those. That’s a style icon for ya’.

Yara Shahidi

Here’s someone else who likes to mess around with hair and makeup (while sporting a sick outfit, of course). Much like her character in Grown-ish, Yara Shahidi dresses for success—and it works. In fact, if you look up success in the dictionary, e.g. Yara Shahidi is likely to appear. At 18 she launched Eighteen x 18—an initiative that urges young people to vote—and got a recommendation letter for Harvard from Michelle Obama. No biggie, just a couple of extracurriculars aside from slaying at the carpet.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld looks like a princess in nothing but sweatpants and tiny dresses. Her style is both cool and glamorous, much like herself. The former Oscar nominee recently stunned at the premiere of her Apple TV+ show, Dickinson. She also starred in the music video for the series’ accompanying single Afterlife, in which she sports some mad looks as well. With Dickinson having been renewed, and new music on its way, 2020’s looking bright for the young star. It also means we’ll be seeing even more of her fabulous ensembles.

Blake Lively

You saw the video, need I say more? Oh yeah: she’s her own stylist, and has been throughout her whole career. We didn’t see much of her on the red carpet this year, given that she was busy prepping for the birth of her third child. But she still managed to outshine her husband at his own movie premiere. She debuted her baby bump at the release of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu in a sparkly yellow dress—which she paired with a bedazzled Pokéball clutch and Pokémon nails. Needless to say, it’s never a dull moment when the A Simple Favor actress steps out.

Don’t sleep on these stunners, and don’t end your research on celebrity fashion here either. There are tons of stars and starlets shutting down red carpets year-round that you should definitely seek out. For instance, have you seen Céline Dion these days? Google now, thank me later.

Gabriela Collazo Díaz is an undergraduate student majoring in English Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. From a young age she was drawn to the arts. She took violin lessons as a child; sang in the municipal choir of Manatí, P.R.; and was part of the UPR's Teatro lírico. In 2018, she published a short story titled "La pubertad de las hadas" in the anthology Más allá del huracán. The anthology was part of a Hurricane Maria-inspired project for a creative writing course taught by Prof. Mayra Santos-Febres. In addition to singing and writing, Collazo also enjoys drawing, songwriting, and photography. She is an animal lover, and has an affinity for fashion and pop culture.