Models and Actresses Duke it Out on the Red Carpet for Best Dressed

The real winner might actually have been off the red carpet.
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Kirsten Dunst. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; January Jones. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Karolina Kurkova. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Gigi Hadid. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Kirsten Dunst. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; January Jones. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Karolina Kurkova. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Gigi Hadid. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Clearly, the weeks in between the really big awards shows (Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars) are no time to dress down because both celebrities and models brought their sartorial A game to the red carpet this week. Actresses Kirsten Dunst and January Jones attended the 21st annual Critics Choice Awards in sparkly Chanel Couture and baby blue Altuzarra, respectively, while models Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karolina Kurkova opted for muted black on the red carpet. Kurkova, who welcomed her second child with husband Archie Drury in November, looked effortlessly chic in a plunging black velvet Chloé dress and a blazer draped oh-so-insouciantly over her shoulders. (Models... they make it look so easy.) 

But the real winner this week (at least in our opinion) wasn't on the red carpet, but at a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Yup, we're talking about "How to Be Single" actress Dakota Johnson, who stopped by NBC in a very Alessandro Michele Gucci dress — a refreshing change from the standard body-con dresses we're used to seeing on late night shows. 

For more of the week's best dressed, take a look through the gallery below.