10 Unforgettable Fashion Moments Of 2022 That Sparked Heated Debate
The past 12 months have brought a lot of successes, but also lot of failures.
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Let's take a look at the most important fashion moments that defined fashion and the clothing industry in the past twelve months. You can't miss Kim Kardashian in the Marilyn Monroe dress she wore to the Met Gala, Kanye West's controversy and the end of collaboration with the Adidas brand, or strange trends from the Miu Miu workshops.
Kim Kardashian in a Marilyn Monroe dress at the Met Gala
One of the best red carpet moments this year was Kim Kardashian alongside Pete Davidson at the Met Gala.
The founder of the shapewear brand SKIMS arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York wearing an archival model of the dress by designer Bob Mackie that Marilyn Monroe wore to celebrate the birthday of then US President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Kardashian didn't sing Happy Birthday to anyone, though. She looked amazing in a light brown shimmery dress with rich embellishments, regardless of whether you like her.
The move sparked a massive backlash from fashion critics who argued it was unethical to expose historical clothing to wear and tear.
Return to the catwalk performed by Linda Evangelista
Kim Jones and Marc Jacobs did the impossible when model Linda Evangelista closed the show of their joint spring/summer 2023 collection for the fashion house Fendi. The fifty-seven-year-old native of Canada returned to the catwalk after fifteen years, and it was a return like from a big book.
After years of psychological problems, Evangelista overcame the trauma and took to the catwalk in New York, accompanied by the entire Fendi team, including both designers, to show off a stunning blue taffeta dress with the Tiffany label. She completed the resulting look with diamond earrings, silver silk gloves and an iconic Baguette handbag with a distinctive decoration.
Dress sprayed directly on the body by Coperni
The creative team of the luxury brand Coperni also created an unforgettable moment at Paris Fashion Week. A trio of technicians sprayed the dress directly onto the body of the model Bella Hadid, and the resulting look took the breath away of all the invited guests and fans of the clothing industry, who watched the process live thanks to social networks.
The French fashion brand sent Hadid in front of the audience in only flesh-colored panties, only to be "surrounded" by three technicians who sprayed her body with spray. It changed in a few seconds to an original white dress, in which the model walked down the catwalk.
Kanye West's controversy and the termination of cooperation with Adidas, GAP and Balenciaga
Kanye West, or Ye, has moved most of the brands he worked with within two months, resulting in the termination of business partnerships with Adidas, GAP and Balenciaga.
The conflict began on October 3 when Ye arrived at his fashion show wearing a T-shirt that read White Lives Matter, a slogan used by neo-Nazi groups and opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement. The rapper and designer was banned from Instagram a few days later for breaking the rules when he shared a screenshot of text messages in which he responded to the objections with a sharp statement that he would "show those Jews that no one can threaten or influence him." He later went on to state that "Jews are actually black people."
Julia Fox is a fashion icon
Kanye West (Ye) also has a hand in the success of actress Julie Fox, whom he dated after breaking up with Kim Kardashian earlier this year. During their short, approximately six-week relationship, they appeared together, for example, at Paris Fashion Week, where they were the most watched couple at every show.
Julia Fox's new style of dressing is primarily the work of a controversial artist. Although their relationship ended sooner than we expected, Fox continued to show off iconic and memorable outfits throughout the year.
She looked great not only in black Schiaparelli models next to West or in a bold latex dress that was held together with metal loops, but also in a yellow and black outfit from the workshops of the Diesel brand, complete with an unmistakable visage. If you like fashion that's bold and a little loose, it's hard not to admire Julia Fox.
Alessandro Michele ended up at the Gucci fashion house
Designer Alessandro Michele ended his tenure at the Gucci fashion house shortly before celebrating his 50th birthday on November 25. The Italian decided to take this step after twenty years of hard work, which was admired by the entire fashion world. For the last eight years, he led the luxury brand from the position of creative director.
Michele has blurred the lines between men's and women's fashion as unisex clothing and cuts have dominated Gucci's shows since 2017. "I was lucky to meet Alessandro at the end of 2014 and we were able to start the journey of an eight-year collaboration together," said Marco Bizzari, president Gucci, for The Business of Fashion.
Fashion collaborations that broke the limits
Exclusive fashion collaborations have been the driving force behind the entire clothing industry in recent seasons, and 2022 was no different.
An interesting combination was brought by the Gucci x Adidas Originals collections, in which we saw sporty lines and cuts as cut from the 70s and 80s of the last century. They are covered in colorful color schemes, animal patterns, the monogram of the Italian fashion house, and the products also feature the iconic three stripes of the sports manufacturer.
The sweet spot in the selection of this year's best fashion collaborations is the Jacquemus x Nike collection, which brand founder Simon Porte Jacquemus presented during the Fall/Winter 2022 collection show. The designer stayed true to his signature and the result is timeless models in feminine cuts with lots of details. The most attention was gained by the Air Humara sneakers in a light-colored version, which resellers sell for approximately twice the value.
Rihanna's pregnancy outfits
Rihanna has been enjoying maternity fashion to the fullest, as she has convinced us on numerous occasions. The proof was the outfit in which she announced that she and rapper A$AP Rocky are expecting a child.
The thirty-four-year-old superstar from Barbados continued the established trend throughout her pregnancy, and the culmination was the outfits from fashion weeks in European capitals, when she was a star in the front rows. During the shows, Rihanna showed herself in models in which she revealed not only her pregnant belly, but also almost all intimate parts.
At the Gucci show, she wore a short latex top with lace sleeves, hand-painted dragon pants, a faux fur coat and a statement metal headband. Everything from the workshops of the Italian brand.
The presentation of the first Off-White™ collection without Virgil Abloh attracted a number of celebrities to the audience, including Rihanna with A$AP Rocky. The successful businesswoman showed up at the show in a coat from the new Diesel collection, under which she wore a short leather dress from the hands of the late Abloh. She completed the sophisticated outfit with a long Louis Vuitton necklace and a Dior handbag.
Microskirts and ballerinas from Miu Miu workshops
Miu Miu - the younger sister of fashion house Prada - has become the brand of the year according to the Lyst platform, thanks also to the viral moments that brought the designs of pleated microskirts and luxurious ballerinas from the autumn/winter 2022 collection.
No fashion trend in the first months of 2022 got us into such a frenzy as the aforementioned pleated microskirts of the Miu Miu brand. Probably the most attention received was the use of the product on the cover of the Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair magazine with Nicole Kidman, when some were drooling at the sight of the 55-year-old actress' daring high school-style outfit.
Ballerinas with the logo of the Italian fashion house, which became a viral trend immediately after being presented at the Milan fashion show, did not lag behind.
Beyonce's Renaissance album promo
Anyone who knows anything at all knows that Beyoncé is a fashion icon who inspires millions of women around the world. In 2022, she convinced us of this thanks to divine promotional materials for a new music project.
Beyoncé is in her fashion era with a capital letter. The ultra luxurious outfits that accompanied the release of her seventh solo album called Renaissance at the end of July were like a dream for all fashion connoisseurs. From a metallic outfit from the workshops of the brand Mugler to a black and gold look from the fashion house Schiaparelli with pointy breasts to a disco-inspired dress from designer Giannina Azar covered in sparkling crystals.
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