Top 10 fashion moments of 2019 (so far): Jennifer Lopez, Gwendoline Christie, Lizzo, Cardi B and more serve the hottest looks
As the year comes to a close, let's take a look at our top 10 favorite fashion moments from this year - the ones that set trends and others that totally made us question our taste.
Like the changing seasons, red carpets come and go. But quite like that crazy summer, the memories of great looks remain. Not all of them are pretty cute conventionally and not even one is a cliche cookie cutter dream. As the year comes to a close, let's take a look at our top 10 favorite fashion moments from this year - the ones that set trends and others that totally made us question our taste. Here's a list of the iconic fashion moments from this year...so far!
10. Gwendoline Christie at the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere
Gwendoline Christie's red carpet game is not for the faint of hearts. She's a pro at the slay business. Just look at her latest Iris van Herpen look on 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival. It's not just a hot new take on the naked dress, it is also a fine example of design mastery meeting some serious skill. This look has got to be one of her best. Then there's the Grecian inspired look at the Emmys which was totally good enough to be dubbed "Jesus-like".
But it was her wonderful, beautiful, fiery and ethereal look from Iris van Herpen's Shift Souls Spring 2019 couture collection that really changed the game big time for Lady Brienne. This look is her greatest, without a doubt, especially since it cemented her as someone to look forward to for some serious avant-garde style.
9. Zendaya at Emmys 2019
Naked dresses are hard to do well. They've been done to death and tastelessly so. Not to mention the malfunctions they bring and you could say the same about corsets. It can go from cute to tacky sooner than a certain baby popstar's relationship. Especially half-done ones. But then, walked in Zendaya in a green Vera Wang and we happily questioned everything we knew. This was a lux look in emerald, diamonds and some red side-swept curls.
Now Zendaya is no stranger to the fashion game, the red carpets, and the lewks. She's even dropped a collaboration with fashion powerhouse Tommy Hilfiger. But of course, like everyone in the world including iced coffee, she can sometimes disappoint. Remember the very strange brown frock/part umbrella from the 2018 Movie and TV awards? But this part lingerie, part old Hollywood glam dress was just what the doctor ordered on the Emmys red carpet where everyone seemed to be wearing red and pink. Serious mermaid vibes.
8. Billy Porter Oscars 2019
Billy Porter is no stranger to slaying on the red carpet. Remember his pearls from The Blonds Fall/winter 2019 runway show or the time he legitimately lit up the Golden Globes red carpet in a hot pink and silver cape? Can't forget.
He is no amateur when it comes to the business of extra but 'Pose' star Porter really took it up a notch with this black tux-dress. One of those designs that instantaneously screams Christian Siriano, this custom black and white ensemble was a classic tux jacket on top, complete with a bowtie, while the bottom half being a full skirt. It was like a business in the front and party in the back except both sides were super fun.
A homage to ballroom icon, the Legendary Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza of the House of Xtravaganza, this outfit may not have been the fanciest of the lot, but this was a moment. A moment in time we will all remember.
7. Lizzo at the VMAs
Before this outfit, Lizzo was the godmother of all that's bold and beautiful. She was 100 percent that b**** who killed it at the BET Awards this year in a white bodysuit as she belted out the right notes and danced and played the flute. Then, this red-hot Moschino number happened. Strapless, sequinned, floor-length and totally blingy, the dress had "Siren" written on it. Her poufy hair and the boa only added to that 'Feelin' Good As Hell' vibe.
She went on to talk about how people called her brave because of her body and the confidence she carried it with and she went on to drop the bomb we wish many others before her had done. "I'm just fine. I'm just me. I'm just sexy," she told Glamor, "If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn't call her brave. I just think there's a double standard when it comes to women."
6. Kim K at Met Gala 2019
Kim's no stranger to controversy and she's certainly not a stranger to having designer friends. The theme was 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' and Kim made sure she pulled all stops for this one. She looked like she had just stepped out of the pool, and by the pool we mean one made of crystals. She looked dripping wet and smoking hot at the same time and the star power of this Kardashian sis was all one could think about - she pulled designer Thierry Mugler out of retirement.
The latex corseted dress took eight months to make and the craftsmanship and vision of Mugler is awe-inspiring. Kim pulled it off as she usually would anything else but what a great moment in the very stylish friendship of Kim Kardashian West and French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler.
5. Lady Gaga at Met Gala 2019
Lady Gaga's got the entrance to things down pat. Sometimes in meat, other times in bubbles and probably the only celebrity who shocks when she's dressed somewhat normally, Gaga went a little further down extra lane for this event. It was camp-themed, so for the best too. She walked in with Brandon Maxwell as her plus one and it looked relatively normal.
She had a hot pink number on, a giant bow and train and some seriously heavy lashes. But then, Maxwell pulled at the dress and voila! The cape was off and it was an all-black, snugly draped dress complete with a matching umbrella. But she wasn't done - then came a pink slip dress underneath and a clunky-chic black cell phone bag following which she proceeded to strip down to her bra, fishnets, and underwear while pulling a hot pink wagon full of rosé and pink cowboy hats. She outdid herself, she did.
4. Harry Styles at Met Gala 2019
Harry Styles can pull off almost anything - sheer, a victorian collar, blingy suits, lace and pearl drop earrings, heels, going solo...the list goes on. This romantic shift from his usually flamboyant suits was a welcome change and to be honest, we are not sure of anyone else could have done what Styles had done with it. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele designed the outfit and to say he's pushed boundaries in menswear with this look is an understatement.
3. Cardi B at Grammys 2019
When Cardi B started out, she wasn't all about fashion. But as the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper's fame has mounted, so has her love for designs, designers and all things luxe. While Kim got Mugler to come out of retirement for one last hurrah at the Met Gala, Bacardi got vintage, iconic archival pieces from the designer's stash. Interestingly, when Cardi had asked for his designs to be loaned for her 'Money' video he had said nope. But, performing for the Grammys and five nominations can change a thing or two in the outfit department clearly.
This particular look was from Mugler’s Fall 1995 couture collection and features a nude sequined bodysuit, a black skirt that reminds one of an open shell and pink satin gloves. Five people had to help her get out of the car. In a moment, Cardi B had gone from fashionista to an icon.
2. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith and JLo at Grammys 2019
Michelle Obama wears whatever she wants now. She slayed everyone with her highest thigh-high boots ever last year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and then she came in as a surprise at the Grammys this year. Gotta love her Sachin & Babi silver, blingy jumpsuit because this woman knows style for sure. But that's not why this made it to the top 5 of this list. This moment right here, where four of the most iconic women in the world came together to talk about what music meant to them, was also a pretty unique fashion moment.
Jennifer Lopez had a straight-off-the-runway moment in this white Ralph & Russo, while Alicia Keys was in her '70s inspired teal Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit, Emilio Pucci headscarf (which was the second of her five outfit changes) as Lady Gaga shined like a diamond in the silver Celine dress by Hedi Sliman. Jada had her own thing going on in the side in the feathered number and a leotard. It's like a mismatched outfit -all it takes one silver jumpsuit-like belt to bring it together.
1. JLo in the iconic jungle green Versace dress
Love it, or hate it - there's no denying that Jennifer Lopez's naked dress has to be the fashion moment this year. The dress that gave birth to Google Images, after literally everyone on the planet searched for the green dress that she had originally worn at the 2000 Grammys. The iconic and legendary green dress with a plunging neckline and flowy bottom was worn was Donatella Versace herself at the 1999 Met Gala. Amber Valetta walked in it on Versace Spring 2000 and Geri Halliwell wore it on NRJ Music Award in France the same year JLo did.
The latest version was even more naked if that's even possible and Jennifer looked even hotter than she did 19 years ago!