It was very difficult to narrow it down to just five looks. So much that I was going to have a random number of nine celeb looks that I adored, then settled on a 10th before forcing myself to cut those other four and not look back. It felt sort of like a release being able to make that decision. I don’t even remember the other five now. Anyway, this isn’t about me, but I love giving a little quip of opinion beforehand.

As for my five choices, three of them never really wow me, while the other two have me acting like a fangirl on most occasions. Not because they’ve become such celebrated figureheads for fashion, it’s because something happens when they walk in front of the lens. They rarely show toothy smiles, and typically greet us with a smirk, but it’s that mysterious side that has us yearning for more. Secretly wanting to be a fly on the wall of their lives, encroaching on every private moment just to understand the process. But we can’t do that, so once again, we settle for the world we create through the images provided.

(from Kerry Washington to right): Kerry Washington wears a Sportmax Black V-Neck Dress, Embroidered Paint Splatter Skirt and Kate Spade Studs to 2014 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles; Nicole Kidman wears a nude cady silk crepe PRADA gown to the ‘Celebrate Life Ball’ in Melbourne, Australia; Sarah Jessica Parker razzle dazzles in ivory silk chiffon Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York; Tilda Swinton presents her movie Snowpiercer wearing a brown silk crepe Schiaparelli dress in Los Angeles; and Beth Ditto shines in a Marina Rinaldi gold sequined gown celebrating GALA magazine 20th anniversary in Hamburg