12/31/2011 07:33 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

7 Stars Who Knocked Our Socks Off In 2011 (PHOTOS)

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I was stunned when Evan Rachel Wood stepped onto the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year in a white floor-length gown from Alessandra Rich. The young actress, best known for her roles in Thirteen and Mildred Pierce, as well as her relationship with Marilyn Manson, was completely transformed. The gamine hairstyle, couture dress and model-esque stature launched the young actress to style icon status. Emmy-nominated starlet Leelee Sobieski pulled a similar maneuver when she showed up at the CFDAs wearing a sleek white suit by her designer husband Adam Kimmel--I mean, seriously, where has she been and since when was she such a style stunner? Wood and Sobieski aren't the only stars who have made us do a double take recently. Check out the celebrities who have graduated from the B-list to the front row in the past year.

Celebrity Style Transformations


Is Kim Kardashian's Look Fashion-Forward Or A Fashion Flop? - People Style Watch

The Top 10 Red Carpet Looks Of 2011 - Lucky

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Chic Seasonal Layers - FabSugar

Gallery: The 10 Most Narcissistic Things For Sale At Gaga's Workshop - The Gloss

Olivia Wilde Lets Out Her Inner Party Girl in Revlon's New Ads - Racked