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The 24 Most Breathtaking Red Carpet Moments Of 2013

12/18/2013 12:15 pm ET

It's hard to explain what year-defining red carpet moments are -- we just know them when we see them. Our jaws drop, our breathing pauses and we take in the superb yet brief style for a split second, knowing that that dress, necklace, outlandish fascinator or manicure will live on in an unforgettable photo.

As 2013 comes to a close, we've rounded up some of the best instances of awe-inspiring red carpet gloriousness.

j law sarah

jessica

sofia

j law

cara

emmy

jen aniston

rihanna

anne hathaway

katie holmes

kate and will

olivia

nicole

kristen

rosie

kimye

jessica

anna

katy

jon hamm

jane

zoe

natalie

scarlett

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