By Archana Ram
Updated April 21, 2010 at 06:37 PM EDT
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I’ve got to hand it to Zoe Saldana: The girl is clearly making up for her Oscar dress debacle with a parade of smart choices on the red carpet recently, including this edgy suede Balmain number she wore to last night’s premiere of The Losers (left).

Taking a step back, Saldana has experienced an interesting trajectory in the world of red carpet fashion. Last spring she came up from what seemed like out of nowhere to wow us with consistently beautiful pieces while promoting Star Trek. Thanks to that summer blockbuster, her name got more bold-faced by the second and pretty soon she was appearing on red carpets left and right, showing off her style acumen.

Then late last year, she appeared in a small indie flick called Avatar. That tiny James Cameron film went on to become a huge success (something about 3-D technology, I hear) and Saldana went on to pull out all the fashion stops while promoting the movie. Naturally, such a high grossing movie went on to earn quite a few nods at the Oscars, and for Hollywood’s biggest night, what did our style queen choose? A confused, lavender mess that looked more Moulin Rouge than Academy Awards. Those of us who had faith in Saldana felt shocked and simultaneously betrayed. How could she do this to us, and on Oscar night, no less?!

Well, payback’s a bitch, yet somehow, a recent flow of good deeds in the form of awesome red carpet looks has made us almost forget the Givenchy catastrophe she wore in March. Saldana, you’re back on that throne…for now.

What do you guys think of Saldana’s look last night? And is she back in your good graces?

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  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 162 minutes
  • James Cameron