Marsala Is Pantone's Color Of The Year, But These 17 Celebrities Already Knew That

Not only is December the official start to the holiday season; it is also the month when devoted fashionistas wait with baited breath for Pantone's Color of the Year to be announced. It's official: Pantone's Color of the Year is Marsala, a rich, evocative shade that is simultaneously earthy and incredibly luxurious. But how does one wear this lovechild of cocoa and burgundy? Flip through for 17 marsala-wearing celebrities who paved the way for the rest of the world to wear Pantone's favored shade in 2015.

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift worked Pantone’s Color of the Year in sultry fashion with a body-concious, peekaboo sheath.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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A radiant Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took the plunge in a deep v-neck marsala gown.

Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett selected an elegantly draped gown in a brown-tinged marsala, paired with a statement necklace of gold paillettes.

Andie MacDowell

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Andie McDowell exuded southern charm in a fitted marsala shift dress with an asymmetrical, dipped neckline.

Courtney Cox

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Courtney Cox draped herself in marsala-tinted satin for a Salvator Ferragamo-sponsored red carpet appearance.

Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl heralded her return to network television with a beautifully tailored marsala-colored leather jacket.

Heidi Klum

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A glowing Heidi Klum turned heads in this sparkling sequined halter gown, of course rendered in next season’s favorite shade.

Viola Davis

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How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis graced the Golden Globes in a refined marsala silk one-shoulder gown.

Minka Kelly

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Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly channeled youthful glamour in a delicate dress with intricate silk overlay.

Blake Lively

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Style icon Blake Lively stunned in a rich, marsala-hued silk gown.

Michelle Monaghan

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Michelle Monaghan selected an edgy, fringed leather gown in deep marsala for an exceptionally dramatic red carpet appearance.

Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes posed with Zac Posen in a boatneck satin sheath at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ashlee Simpson

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Ashlee Simpson favored the marsala shade for her leather shift dress, luminous pout, and smokey eye.

Harley Viera-Newton

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DJ Harley Viera-Newton paired a silky marsala slip with a classic beige trench coat and a vibrant red lip.

Emma Watson

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Emma Watson’s square neckline and rich, marsala satin shift set off her subtle makeup and updo to great effect.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada Pinkett Smith chose a classic silhouette with a twist when she opted for this marsala-hued leather sheath dress.

Megan Fox

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Megan Fox looked every bit the Hollywood screen siren in a marsala-colored, ruched sheath and cascading curls.