Lady Gaga: The Game Changer
A fashion star is born! Gaga’s parade of spectacular gowns was as captivating as her breakout silver screen performance.
Bella Hadid: The Red Carpet Renegade
It’s never “business as usual” when it comes to the younger Hadid sister’s daring approach to dressing for the spotlight. Whether it’s a midriff-baring matching set drenched in sequins, or a semi-nude catsuit, the model eschews traditional gowns for outfits that put a new-gen spin on black tie codes.
Elle Fanning: The Old-Hollywood Expert
Naming Grace Kelly as her ultimate red carpet muse, 20-year-old Fanning loves to throw it back to the golden age of glamour.
Victoria Beckham: The Designer Darling
This year saw Beckham celebrate her eponymous label’s 10-year anniversary, and it’s easy to see why her chic wardrobe staples continue to enthral women the world over.
Thandie Newton: The Mark Maker
The Westworld actor carries even the trickiest combinations with ladylike aplomb. Her stellar style win? Making a diaphanous, asymmetric and embellished couture gown sing.
Kaia Gerber: The Off-Duty Icon
A penchant for tomboy separates and streetwise extras makes the model’s day-to-day looks as covetable as they are cool.
Zendaya: The One To Watch
At just 22 years old, the actor slays in sculptural silhouettes and unexpected textures that cement her status as a fashion force on the rise.
Sarah Paulson: The Bright Spark
Of all the boldly coloured gowns Paulson wore this year, one shone brighter than the rest—neon green Prada that felt edgy, alien and captivatingly feminine.
Adwoa Aboah: The Model Citizen
The Brit catwalk queen nails effortless cool—not least when wearing the UK’s most beloved brand.
Tracee Ellis Ross: The Trailblazer
Directional moves define Ellis Ross’ MO. Her on-point outfit choices range from epic couture proportions to designer takes on the tracksuit trend.
Naomi Watts: The Charmer
The Aussie favourite took it up a notch this year, turning out red carpet hit after hit. Her calling card? Offhand elegance that blends playfulness (oversized butterfly motifs) with polish (a sweeping black gown) to spellbinding effect.
Blake Lively: The Suit Sensation
Lively exclusively wore suits while promoting her film A Simple Favour—and the power move was brilliant to behold. From oversized checks to highlighter hues, the actor made a strong case for the left-of-centre twin set.
Cate Blanchett: The Over-Achiever
Always sophisticated and avant-garde, Blanchett is right at home in velvet, feathers, crystals and any of fashion’s trickiest trends—including a high-wattage bubble skit.
Margot Robbie: The Rosy Vision
When it works, it works. Robbie’s at her best when she’s playing the romantic card in pale pinks, amped up with metallic accents for extra star power.
Meghan Markle: The Most Talked About
In the most eagerly awaited fashion moment of the year, the Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone by choosing to wed Prince Harry in a gown by iconic French fashion house Givenchy. Designed by the label’s British artistic director Clare Waight Keller, the custom silk dress, which recalled Audrey Hepburn-level elegance, was a sage reminder that even in today’s somewhat OTT sartorial climate, simplicity can still speak volumes.
But it didn’t stop there. As is royal tradition, the reception called for an outfit change—and Markle slipped into an equally swoon-worthy Stella McCartney gown. Talk about fairytale fashion.