Latin Designers Heat Up the Runway

2006 was not only a great year for our stars but for our Fashion Designers as well. Take a look at the hottest couture that hit the red carpet this year.

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Caterina Dominici heated up the red carpet in Miami at the 2005 Premios Lo Nuestro thanks in large part to Carlos Miele's curvalicious, see-through dress. And there it is again, the plunging neckline.

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Carolina Herrera's designs were seen all over the red carpet at the 2003 Oscars. Salma Hayek arrived at the Kodak Theater for the 75th Annual Academy Awards dressed in an elegant black and white gown, simple except for the striking embroidery, a signature style of Carolina Herrera.

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In 2007 at the Oscar de la Renta Boutique opening benefiting EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund, Angie Harmon decided to honor the man of the hour by wearing one of his creations, a short and striking black bubble dress.

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Renee Zellweger, known to be a fan of the Carolina Herrera, arrived at the Kodak Theater for the 75th Annual Academy Awards wearing a bold and sophisticated red gown with Spanish-style embroidery.

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The Oscar winner decided to go for comfort and simplicity at the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Cuban-American Narciso Rodriguez exclusively designed her black silk, chic maternity dress.

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The Sex and the City alum has become a fashion icon. She arrived at the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Narciso Rodriguez white Empire-style dress. The bright red flower subtly decorates without causing a distraction.

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Christina Aguilera showed the French what Latin style was all about by arriving at the 2004 NJR Music Awards in Cannes wearing Brazilian designer, Carlos Miele. The petite singer in that feathery, flapper-inspired white gown with the plunging neckline was hard to miss on the red carpet.

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The Oscar-winning Dreamgirl arrived at the Kodak Theater for the 79th Annual Academy Awards this year wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress complete with pockets and an over the top metallic top worthy of a diva.

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Penelope Cruz arrived at the Kodak Theater for the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005 wearing a peach-colored Oscar de la Renta dress that matched her skin color flawlessly. The oversized bow in the back added that extra de la Renta touch.