10 Most Stylish Stars

From the always chic Nicole Richie to the much improved Ashlee Simpson – check out the top fashion icons of 2005, as selected by PEOPLE style expert Susan Kaufman. By Emily Fromm


Dawson wore a frumpy gown to 2004's Alexander premiere (left). This year, the Rent star flattered her curves in frocks by Michael Kors (center) and Gucci. "She's gone from being sort of bedraggled to looking sophisticated," says Kaufman. "Her natural tendency was to be more street, funky and casual. Now she's accepting that she's a beautiful woman and dressing accordingly."