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From Kate Middleton to Lena Dunham, Best and Worst Dressed of the Week

Kate Middleton awaited her baby in baby blue, Gwyneth Paltrow omitted underwear, and Lena Dunham piled on the pouf. See the fashion highs and lows of the week.



Kate Middleton awaited her baby in baby blue, Gwyneth Paltrow omitted underwear, and Lena Dunham piled on the poof. See the fashion highs and lows of the week.

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Best Dressed, Strategic Flower Placement: Kate Middleton

The duchess debuted her new maternity wear in a stunning blue Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress and gray suede heels at an event at the National Portrait Gallery this week.

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Best Dressed, The Fab Five

Michelle, Laura, Hillary, Barbara—and even Rosalynn. What a quintet! The five first ladies gathered on stage together Thursday morning for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University—each looking more radiant and first lady–like than the next. Barbara chose a double strand of pearls and a WASPy pashmina. Laura looked straight out of central casting in a blue shift dress and black pumps; Hillary, the jovial intermediary in a pair of beige pants and a printed jacket; Rosalynn Carter was in a perfectly fine tan suit. But Michelle Obama unsurprisingly stole the show in a gray dress and matching jacket and suede heels.

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Best Dressed Man of the Week: George H.W. Bush

The former president looked stately as he was wheeled on stage for the dedication of his son's library in a gray spring suit, brown loafers—and bright pink polka-dot socks.

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Best Dressed, With No Underwear: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Antonio Berardi dress Paltrow (this week's simultaneously most hated and most beautiful woman) wore to the U.S. premiere of Iron Man 3 was pretty from the front—and shocking from the side. With a mesh inset and no underwear, Paltrow effectively gave the blogosphere the phrase “side ass” on a gleaming silver platter.

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Best Dressed Tween: Kiernan Shipka

Little Sally really is pulling her weight these days: Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, 13, looked positively rosy in a blue bouclé Chanel minidress, pink Chanel purse, and black booties at the Chanel dinner at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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Best Dressed, Most Electric: Olivia Munn

Munn looked ravishing in a yellow lace Michael Kors dress, Jimmy Choo heels, and Lorraine Schwartz cuff at the Time 100 gala, which she attended with the designer himself.

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Best Dressed, Mamma Mia: Giovanna Battaglia

The W editor and general social fixture looked spot-on at the Tribeca Chanel dinner in a white and black dress and red clutch (presumably all Chanel).

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Best Dressed, Boston Strong: Mia Farrow

It may not have been the most fashion-forward look on the red carpet at the Time 100 gala, but the Boston Red Sox T-shirt Mia Farrow wore under a black suit was a crowd favorite.

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Worst Dressed, Most Insensitive: Karolina Kurkova

The day after the alleged Boston bombers engaged in a harrowing shootout with the Boston police—which saw the death of an MIT police officer—insensitive model Karolina Kurkova went out for a weekend stroll with her husband ... in a machine-gun-printed dress.

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Worst Dressed, Pile on the Pouf: Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham looked so good—hair, makeup, shoes—at the Time 100 gala at Lincoln Center on April 23. But this poufy-froufy mustard Saint Laurent dress did her no favors.

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Worst Dressed, Straight Out of Hair, the Musical: Penelope Austin

Some people wear very little on the red carpet—and then others wear nothing at all. At the Australian premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness on April 23, singer Penelope Austin wore a slit up to there and lots and lots of hair.