Glamour Women of the Year 2012 Awards


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Naomi Watts, Natalia Vodianova and Jessica Alba.

The Glamour Women of the Year Awards drew a star-studded list of successful and stylish ladies from all walks of life.

Held in London's beautiful Berkeley Square Gardens, the magazine's annual event honored fabulous females from Lea Michele and Eva Longoria to Florence Welch and Donatella Versace.

Honorees and attendees came out in their best cocktail attire, dressed in everything from Alexander McQueen to Victoria Beckham.

Black was having a moment with longer hemlines dominating the scene. Spearheading the sexy black trend were Naomi Watts and Natalia Vodianova, who showed their support for Donatella Versace—the Designer of The Year Award winner—by wearing her signature curve-hugging numbers.

Watts showed more skin than usual in a nude column gown with a black lace overlay and a seriously low-cut back, while Vodianova was equally sexy in a skin-tight black cocktail dress with a subtle peplum detail at the waist. Both designs came from the house's Fall 2012 collection.

Jessica Alba, who scored the Entrepreneur of The Year Award for her new venture, The Honest Company, was all glamour—appropriately so—in a black chiffon Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 gown with lace, ruffle and bow details.


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Lea Michele, Lily Collins and Eva Longoria.

While black gowns dominated the night, there were plenty of pops of color that were equally red-carpet worthy.

Lea Michele, who scored the US Actress of The Year Award, was a total knockout—as she usually is on the red carpet—in a deep blue Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012 gown with a delicate draped shoulder and a short train.

Taking the Breakthrough of The Year Award, Lily Collins joined Alba in wearing an Alexander McQueen look, however opting for a shorter, more age-appropriate style in a Pre-Fall 2012 green jacquard strapless dress.

Eva Longoria, who was acknowledged for her charity work by taking home the Inspiration of The Year Award, wowed in the brightest look of the night, a tangerine sleeveless wool crepe sheath by her go-to designer and friend, Victoria Beckham.

Other awards of the night went to Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, Viola Davis, Fearne Cotton and Charlotte Dellal, to name a few.