Hollywood's Dazzling Dozen

PEOPLE's fashion expert Susan Kaufman picks the 12 most stylish starlets under 30 – and explains their appeal. By Serena Kappes

  • MISCHA BARTON photo | Mischa Barton

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Updated: Thursday Sep 02, 2004 | 06:00 AM EDT

MISCHA BARTON

The O.C.'s Barton is "the new Sarah Jessica Parker, because (her) show is the show everyone's looking to for style tips," says Kaufman. The 18-year-old actress (from left: in Prada; in a fun slipdress; in a Sass & Bide shirt) is becoming a trendsetter off the set too: "It's not just a stylist dressing her."