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Evan Rachel Wood recalls her best and worst red-carpet moments.

2001 Motorola Hard Candy party: “I’m friends with Michelle and looking back, we were like, ‘What were we thinking? You’re not J.Lo. Step away from the catsuit!’”

2003 Los Angeles premiere of “Thirteen”: “A friend said he was going to wear a blue velvet jacket and red Converses so I was like, ‘Alright, I’ll wear the Björk-ish funky dress.’ He did not wear that, but I’m still glad that I did that because I normally wouldn’t be that brave.”

2003 American Cinemateque Awards: “Ah, Zac Posen! It reminded me of the movie ‘Sabrina.’ It’s really simple, classic and dressy. I really liked that one.”

2004 Golden Globe Awards: “Somebody said,  ‘You can’t wear  Prada at 15,’ and I was like, ‘What do you want me to do? Show up with bows in my hair?’  I was 16, I was nominated for best actress and I wore Prada!”

2004 SAG Awards: “It’s funny, Jessica [Paster] pulled that off the rack and I thought she was kidding because all I saw was feathers. But I put it on and completely fell in love with it. It reminded me of Grace Kelly.”

2004 MTV Movie Awards: “I wanted to wear this cool black vintage-y dress, and somebody told me that I’d blend into the background. So I wore the blue one, and everybody hated it. I was like, ‘I frickin’ told you guys!’”

2005 Critics’ Choice Awards: “That one was my favorite. I loved everything — my hair, the dress. It was different from anything I’ve ever worn.”

This story first appeared in the February 22, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.