Beating out young Hollywood stars like Solange Knowles and Allison Williams, Nina Dobrev, with a penchant for ultrafeminine designers like Monique Lhuillier, Elie Saab, and J. Mendel, set herself apart in bold hues, lacy details, and a sweet-chic sensibility. Although, we may just attribute her breakout status to exactly one jaw-dropping appearance: the gilded Donna Karan Atelier gown she wore down the Met Gala red carpet. See that look and more in our slideshow tribute to this newly minted style star!
Fashion Breakout Star in 2012: Nina Dobrev
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