2019 But Make It Fashion! Here Are The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Moments of the Year
As we on the Internet like to phrase it, 2019 was a hot mess. All the drama of the last year made us even more aware than ever that the world can be a very scary place. Still, there’s beauty to be found in the every day. We should always work towards that if we want to address the uncertainties of society head on. No industry does this better than the world of fashion. 2019 was an especially good year for artists, designers and celebrities to create stunning works of wearable art and they were so good that we had no choice but to stan the fashion-forward stars responsible for them. Check out the best fashion moments of this past year.
1. Zendaya in Vera Wang at the Emmy’s.
Whether she’ll always be your “Rocky Blue” or you just discovered her as “Rue Bennett” on “Euphoria,” there’s no disputing that Zendaya has had the makings of a fashion icon ever since she stepped onto the scene. 2019 saw one of the young starlet’s greatest fashion moments yet when she walked the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. In a look that would have “Poison Ivy” green with envy, Zendaya rocked a half-sheer, half-satin Vera Wang gown for the Hollywood event. She completed the look with a silky red hairdo that would totally help her land that role as the Gotham City Siren.
2. Billy Porter in a custom look for the MET Gala.
Honest question: are any other men besides Billy Porter actually trying when it comes to avent garde fashion? There’s only so many times we can see the same black tuxedo suit before we die of boredom. Luckily, we have Porter out here stepping up his game. The actor never misses an opportunity to serve and he gave us several choice fashion moments in 2019 alone. His most memorable one was his look for the MET Gala where he was literally carried in on a litter lifted by 6 shirtless men. Dressed as a sun god, he wore a bejeweled catsuit, a 24 karat gold headpiece and a prosthetic that gave him a 10-foot wing span. The ensemble was an original creation by innovative fashion duo, The Blonds.
3. Gemma Chan in Valentino for The Oscars.
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan looked glamorous and perfectly feminine as she floated down the 2019 Academy Awards Red Carpet. The Pink Parachute Valentino dress was the perfect show stopper because of its size and beauty but it also attracted attention for another reason: the gown had pockets! Any lady can tell you how big a deal this is since women’s clothing is notoriously sans pockets. To add another bonus, while on the red carpet, Chan reached into one of those pockets and pulled out a giant chocolate chip cookie. Sounds like a Queen to us.
4. Gwendoline Christie in an Iris van Herpen couture gown.
The last season of “Game of Thrones” might have been a little disappointing but at least we have this fashion moment to make up for it. Gwendoline Christie was one of the actors acknowledged for the talent she brought to her character, “Brienne of Tarth.” It seems Christie might bring greatness to every thing she takes on because this Iris van Herpen couture gown she wore to the premiere of the final season on “GOT” become the very flames of the series’ famous dragons. Surrounded by these imitation flames, Christie looked positively enchanting — and much more satisfying to watch than the last few episodes of the HBO series.
5. Selma Blair in Ralph & Russo Couture.
Often mobility devices aren’t seen in much Hollywood — and certainly not on the red carpet — so when Selma Blair appeared with her cane following the announcement of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, it was a huge deal. Appearing at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a gauzy multi-colored couture dress, the disabled actress sported a custom monogram cane that contains a pink diamond! This simple act of vulnerability through fashion opened up the door to much needed conversations about accessibility, representation and disability.
6. Maluma in Moschino by Jeremy Scott.
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