Best of 2008

The Most Stunning Red-Carpet Comebacks

Gwyneth, J.Lo, Anne and more stars didn't let pregnancy, time off – or personal drama – keep them from making a fashionable return to the spotlight. By Andrea DeSimone


After two years of lying low (following the birth of her second child, Moses, in 2006), Paltrow strode confidently onto the red carpet in April to promote Iron Man in sky-high stilettoes and barely-there minidresses – like this Balmain lace number and 4-in. Alexander McQueen heels for the London premiere.