Best & Worst Dressed 2007

Before They Were Stylish

It's hard to imagine, but some of the red carpet's hottest stars – Sarah Jessica! Nicole! – were once fashion disasters. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

MARY J. BLIGE

She's always had the pipes, but she didn't have the looks. She hit the German MTV Awards in 2001 in a costume-y ensemble of zebra print coat, fishnets and fur stole, but was a modern goddess in glimmering Michael Kors at this year's Grammy Awards.