Lea Michele's Fashion Evolution

Lea Michele's certainly no stranger to the spotlight; she's been acting since the tender age of eight and has the awards to prove it. We've seen our January cover girl's style mature from fresh-faced ingenue to red-carpet siren and we can't wait to
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Lea Michele's certainly no stranger to the spotlight; she's been acting since the tender age of eight and has the awards to prove it. We've seen our January cover girl's style mature from fresh-faced ingenue to red-carpet siren — and we can't wait to see what she'll wear next. Want more style snaps from Lea? Check out all of the exclusive photos from our January cover shoot!
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January 7, 2010

Where: The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CA

All signs point to bold as Lea Michele walks the red carpet in a dramatic Oscar de la Renta gown, complete with an intricate bodice and train. Her Chopard jewels, while stunning on their own, enhance her regal look instead of overwhelming it.

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January 31, 2010

Where: The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, CA

Lea is the epitome of stylish and sultry in a midnight blue dress by Romona Keveza. Her smoky eyes, jeweled bangles and mega-toned legs are the perfect accessories.

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June 13, 2010

Where: The 64th Annual Tony Awards, NYC

Lea's all smiles in a long goldenrod dress that's as sunny as her voice. A pop of fuchsia lipstick serves as her best accessory, complimenting both the dress and her skin tone — without overpowering either of them.

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July 27, 2010

Where: Glee Academy Event, LA

Lea often picks solid colors for the red carpet, which is why we were so excited to see her in this beautiful printed Reem Acra dress. Paired with a simple updo and playful peep-toe heels, her gorgeous look had an air of glamour not found in McKinley High School.

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August 29, 2010

Where: The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards, CA

It takes a lot of courage to pull off ruffles, but Lea does so in a major way with this striking Oscar de la Renta gown. Her best accessory besides the diamonds around her neck? A megawatt grin!

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February 27, 2011

Where: 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, CA

Looking put together after a four-hour award ceremony is a daunting task, but Lea pulls it off admirably in a sequined cobalt gown by Roberto Cavalli. An admitted perfectionist, she even matches her eye makeup to her dress, and chose to finish her dramatic look with a sleek and simple ponytail.

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August 6, 2011

Where: Premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, CA

Lea's never one to shy away from the dramatic, which is why she got major props for rocking this luxe Marchesa minidress with three different kinds of lace. Add some jeweled earrings and you’ve got a surefire star on your hands.

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September 9, 2011

Where: Jason Wu Spring 2012, Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, NY

Lea takes a page from Old Hollywood's handbook with a simple black top, a '50s inspired skirt and a demure clutch. She tops off her vintage-inspired ensemble with a vibrant red lip and lustrous side part.

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September 18, 2011

Where: The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, CA

Sleek and sophisticated are two choice words to describe this striking red Marchesa gown. With rosette sleeves and a low draped back, it’s hard to imagine Lea as anything but a seasoned starlet.

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September 20, 2011

Where: Benefit luncheon at the Michael Kors Collection Store, CA

We love how Lea looks both fun and flirty in a pink brocade Michael Kors minidress and silver strappy sandals. This vibrant shade also succeeds in highlighting the softer pinks on her lips and cheeks.

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September 23, 2011

Where: 3rd Annual Variety’s Power of Women Event, CA

Dressed in a white silk frock and golden sandals, Lea is all smiles as she accepts her title as a "Woman of Power" for her work with PETA. An outfit that's cute and cruelty-free? We're fans!

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December 7, 2011

Where: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CA

Never one to shy away from the shiny stuff, Lea made quite an appearance in a gilded Emilio Pucci minidress with a keyhole neckline and sky-high hem. Don't believe us? Leno himself called it one of the "great dresses of all time."

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January 15, 2012

Where: The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CA

Lea pulls out all the glamorous stops as she dazzles the red carpet in a daring Marchesa gown. A simple updo and minimal Lorraine Schwartz jewels ensure that the spotlight shines strictly on her sheer and elegant dress.

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June 9, 2012

Where: The 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, CA

Don't let the high neck and long sleeves fool you — Lea's Emilio Pucci gown oozes sexuality once you catch a glimpse of it from behind. Dramatic, blunt bangs and a glowing complexion complete her enchanting ensemble.

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September 12, 2012

Where: Glee premiere, Paramount Studios, CA

Rachel Who? Lea proves she's not the naïve student she plays on TV by donning a Versace gown with plunging neckline and sheer lace panels. We can't get over how her perfectly her trendy ombré blowout and classic smoky eyes pair.

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