By Elizabeth Snead Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Gwyneth Paltrow
is back and with a fashion fury, jetting around the world for the "Iron Man
" premiere. And over the last few weeks, Gwyneth has assumed her rightful ruling spot on the international red carpet. One of People's 50 most beautiful people in 1998, Gwynnie officially became Hollywood's fairy tale princess and was an overnight fashion force. But after her very public romances (and heartbreaks), she disappeared from the pap lenses, moved to London, hung out with pals like Madonna and Stella McCartney, married British musician Chris Martin of Coldplay in 2003 and had two children. Gone are those lumpy-frumpy British tweedies and that shapeless mommy gear. Now she's all long legs and tousled shoulder-length blond hair, wearing everything from sexy miniskirts, designer dresses and elegant gowns to an edgy, wide-legged halter jumpsuit at the L.A. "Iron Man" prem this week. Welcome back, Gwynnie. We've missed you! Let's take a look back at Gwyneth's fashion transformation from a young Hollywood babe to a stay-at-home mother of two (who just happens to be married to a rock star) to a mature, classy and confident actress, once again hitting her stride.