Before we get into 2014 in earnest, we decided to take a more focused look back at a couple people who put together very nice fashion years in 2013. These aren’t absolute choices, nor exhaustively researched ones; just the people who, when we were looking for our favorite and least-favorite single looks, seemed to pop up a lot in our “win” columns.

Diane Kruger’s clothes veer from CRAZY to CRAZY GOOD with rarely anything in the grey zone between them. This year, she had a pretty impressive batting average. If Cate Blanchett went gloriously off the rails, then Diane stayed gloriously on them.