Stars shine in silver and gold -- Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, and others sparkle in metallic hues on the red carpet

By Meeta Agrawal
December 07, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

These savvy stars — and one grande dame — know that the best way to shine on the red carpet is with a little silver and gold. (Or maybe they’re hoping their fashions will translate into other precious metals, come awards time…)

Beyoncé The songstress has long made metallics, like a pale gold satin number, her signature.
Helen Mirren The Oscar winner is an inter-National Treasure, especially with sleek sartorial hits.
Amanda Bynes What we like about her — comedic chops aside — is the sparkly-on-top, matte-on-bottom combo.
Kate Winslet Ten years after Titanic, this heavenly creature proves she still has the platinum touch.
Vanessa Hudgens With her matching earrings, clutch, and cuff, the teenster is certainly putting on the glitz.

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle
While we can’t advocate head-to-toe metallics for a grocery run, a little heavy metal never hurt anyone.

Crackled gold coin purse by Shih

Allison Daniel Designs gold-plated bangle

Limited-edition Vans Prison Issue LX sneakers

J & Company Beverly Metallic Dagger jeans