By Katherine Cusumano. Photos: Getty.
Actress Zoe Saldana first emerged onto the big screen with her breakout role in the 2000 dance drama Center Stage. From there, she's been unstoppable on screen, recently tending towards science fiction roles like leads in Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avatar, whose second, third, and fourth installments it was recently announced she'd reprise her role in. Beginning with her very first red carpet, she made youthful, playful fashion choices—look no further than her glittery birthday look back in 2006 for evidence. But she's also honed a classically elegant look, frequently selecting conservative, scaled-back looks even for blowout events like the Oscars and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, both of which she's attended many, many times in the past. She tends to favor American designers, with favorites like Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung, and Michael Kors all making frequent appearances, though she's also no stranger to brands imported from overseas like Dolce & Gabbana, which she wore for last year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. From brightly colored Emilio Pucci looks to sci-fi-appropriate Burberry, see Zoe Saldana's best red carpet moments of the past 17 years, here.
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