From Jennifer Lawrence to Blake Lively, see the winners and losers on the 2014 red carpet.

In red carpet terms 2014 was a very long year; kick starting in January with awards season in full swing and with one major event after another, it's been a stellar year for black tie dresses.

In fashion terms the red carpet is as important as the bi-annual catwalk presentations in terms of brand exposure. A red carpet moment on an A-list star at the Academy Awards or any of the other major red carpet events can give a brand a money-can't-buy global stage.

Awards season belonged to emerging talent Lupita Nyong'o, who showed the kind of red carpet style that actresses with a decade in the industry are still striving for.

Notable mention also goes to Jennifer Lawrence whose relationship with fashion house Dior has afforded her regular mentions on best dressed lists.

In the more unfortunate category of worst dressed it's a mixed affair. Regular offenders include Miley Cyrus who we've seen rather a lot of this year, shall we say.

Kim Kardashian West has made 2014 the year of her assault on the fashion industry with magazine covers, a high fashion wedding and catwalk show appearances. Whilst she is very capable of getting it right, all too often she strays into 'reality tv' star territory with something sheer and latex.

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