As 2015 begins, we take a look at some of our favorite fashion moments from 2014. While some were bold and controversial, others were classic and refined. Here are our top six:
6) Pharrell’s Hat
Whether you were thinking Arby’s or considered it a fashion faux pas, Pharrell’s appearance at the 2014 Grammy’s shook up the Twittersphere. The hat, which inspired a Twitter page, now resides in the Washington DC Newseum as an exhibit of social media’s power.
5) Solange’s Fabulous Wedding
It doesn’t matter if you worship Beyoncé or not because Solange impressed everyone with her stunning wedding pictures. From her ivory-toned jumpsuit to her Kenzo cape gown, Solange set the tone for nontraditional wedding looks. And we love her for that.
4) Michelle Obama’s Fashion Workshop
If anyone’s ever told you fashion is unimportant, tell that to our first lady. Michelle Obama hosted the first fashion education workshop as part of her “Reach Higher” initiative. The initiative allows high school students to participate in workshops at the White House where professionals share their success stories. This was a huge validation moment for many students pursuing fashion as a career.
3) North West Defies Baby Wear
Who said baby wear can’t be couture? North West stole our hearts during 2014 with her adorable style. Most notably, we adored her all-black lace look as she sat front row during Givenchy’s Paris Fashion Week Show. She might posses more fashion sense than most of us currently do, but with Kanye and Kim as parents, could we expect anything less?
2) Rihanna’s Daring Sheer Dress
Our favorite “good girl gone bad” shocked fans as she accepted the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award. Pink fur? A completely sheer Adam Selman gown covered in over 200,000 Swarovski crystals? Love it or hate it, Rihanna looked unapologetically beautiful in a look that will forever be remembered.
1) Lupita Nyong’o
2014 introduced us to the goddess who is defying media’s long-held standards of traditional beauty. There isn’t just one iconic Lupita moment from the year. On every red carpet she graced, she completely stunned us with her classic aesthetic and selection of colors that perfectly complement her complexion. Lupita, we salute you.
What are your top six fashion moments from 2014? Comment and let us know.