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Salma Hayek’s 15 Best Red Carpet Moments

With her to-die-for curves and perfectly tanned complexion, Salma Hayek naturally looks smashing no matter what she wears. But thanks to her innate style sense and fashion-savvy husband (he’s none other than PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, who reps Gucci, Balenciaga, and more), her wardrobe is as jaw-dropping as her figure.

Join us as we take a look back at Hayek’s 15 most amazing red carpet outfits between 1997 and 2023.

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1. The slinky black Versace of 1997

Hayek donned this slinky black Versace at the 1997 Met Gala. Of course her exposed leg is the primary accessory to this outfit, which is as sexy as it is elegant.

2. Plunging neckline (again) in 2003

Narciso Rodriguez delivers the perfect plunging neckline. And nobody does a plunging neckline like Hayek. Enough said here.

2. Navy Prada mermaid in 2005

Who says you can’t wear navy and black together?! In 2019, Harper’s Bazaar included this mermaid-meets-flamenco gown by Prada in its list of the best red carpet gowns of all time.

3. Teal Versace in 2006

In 2006, we again see Hayek’s love for all things slinky. The teal Versace gown she wore to a 2006 Oscars party has a serious Old Hollywood vibe.

4. Velvet and rhinestones in 2007

Hayek is pregnant and glowing at the 2007 Met Gala in a luxurious velvet black Balenciaga gown.

5. Grecian goddess in 2009

Hayek made the most of her enviable tan in this ivory, Grecian-style Bottega Veneta at the 2009 Golden Globes.

6. Blush Gucci in 2010

Hayek usually picks strong colors for the red carpet. But in the spirit of a true fashion icon, she’s not afraid to switch things up. The blush Gucci dress she wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 suited her perfectly. And that gold halter detail? Divine.

7. Printed McQueen in 2010

You need major personality to pull off an Alexander McQueen printed cocktail dresses, right? Hayek proved she had the right stuff at a 2010 Vanity Fair Academy Awards after party.

8. Gucci’s couture launch in 2010

In early 2010, Gucci announced it would be adding couture to its label — and chose none other than Hakek to debut the collection on the red carpet. How beautiful is this embellished cranberry gown?

9. A different McQueen in 2011

Hayek out at the 2011 Met Gala in a peach-colored, curve-hugging Alexander McQueen. The rosette at her hip was an ideal finishing touch.

10. Strapless in 2011

Once again, Gucci comes through for Hayek. This beaded, strapless gown was her choice for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s opening ceremony.

11. Cherry red YSL in 2012

There’s no doubt red is Hayek’s color. Here, a cherry-red Yves St. Laurent shows off her figure without revealing too much.

12. Beaded Gucci in 2012

12. White wedding in 2014

Pretty much everyone wore Gucci to the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala, Hayek included. But she’s the only one who chose white and it looks incredible on her.

13. Purple plunge in 2015

Hayek calls on Gucci again in 2015 for the Cannes Film Festival. She doesn’t need jewelry or embellishments to accompany this gown, since her bod does all the talking.

14. Strappy shimmer in 2019

Hayek takes the sophisticated track with a shimmery Gucci with black beaded detail.

15. Glitz, glamour, and green in 2023

Yep, even in her late-50s, Hayek is still showing she’s got the goods. She wore this stunning, body-hugging green gown to the Baby2Baby Gala in LA in 2023.

What’s next for Hayek

Hayek will celebrate her 58th birthday in September of 2024. We know she continues to look amazing, but is she still working? The answer is yes. According to thecinemaholic, Hayek has two movies set to launch in 2024 and 2025: Without Blood and Seesaw Monster.

I hope this means we’ll see more inspiring looks from Hayek on the red carpet.

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