The 50 Most Unforgettable Fashion Moments of 2017
It's difficult to pick our favorite fashion moment from 2017 — there were just too many. From Kaia Gerber's runway debut and Selena Gomez's Coach collaboration to body-positive campaigns, the fashion world was blessed with an array of inspiring and sometimes dramatic or controversial news.
Thankfully, we don't have to pick and choose one moment to celebrate over the next. Instead, we're highlighting 50 can't-miss topics that span celebrity style, industry milestones, major campaigns, and our favorite trends. These moments were, in a word, unforgettable. Read on to reminisce about every single one.
Donatella Versace Brought Back the Original Gang of '90s Supermodels
The designer brought back the gang to honor the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace's death. The crew included Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, and Carla Bruni, who all walked down the runway in metallic gold dresses.
Target Launched a Photoshop-Free Swimsuit Campaign
The campaign photos embraced women with stretch marks and cellulite. The message was to inspire women to be confident in their own bodies.
Kendall Jenner Wore This La Perla Dress to the Met Gala
The barely-there gown featured 85,000 crystals and a thigh-high slit.
Michelle Obama Made Her First Major Post-White House Appearance
The former first lady made her first major appearance on stage at the ESPY Awards in LA, wearing a cutout Cushnie et Ochs dress.
Chanel Debuted PVC Everything For Spring '18
One look at Chanel's Spring collection and you'll want a PVC item of your own.
Ashley Graham Walked in Lingerie For Addition Elle
She stole the show during New York Fashion Week on the Addition Elle runway.
Kendall Jenner Wore This Giambattista Valli Gown to Cannes
The dramatic dress looked great from every angle, as these photos will prove.
Rihanna Closed Her Fenty x Puma Spring '18 Show on the Back of a Motorbike
The show featured dirt bikes, pink sand, and more.
Chrissy Metz Landed a Harper's Bazaar Photo Shoot
She channeled her inner pinup girl for the magazine and left us with some powerful words. "If you can't love who you are now, you can't get to the place you want to be," Chrissy said. "It's a daily lesson for all of us. I'm paving the way for other women and men who know they're destined for greatness but they don't believe it yet."
Kate Middleton Wore Alexander McQueen to the BAFTA Awards
The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads in a floral off-the-shoulder dress that was different than her usual, more modest outfits.
Dior Debuted New Messages on Its Shirts For Spring '18
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Dior continued to champion feminism with a new line of thought-provoking tops for Spring.
Miranda Kerr Wore a Grace Kelly-Inspired Wedding Dress
The star wore a Dior wedding gown inspired by Grace Kelly and looked absolutely beautiful.
Celine Dion Had a Fashion Revival
If you didn't notice, Celine crushed it in 2017 with all her outfits.
Amal Clooney Wore Atelier Versace to the Venice Film Festival
George Clooney who? Amal stole the spotlight in this floor-sweeping lavender Atelier Versace design.
Aerie Launched Its Real Me Nude Collection
The brand is known for encouraging self-love and added the addition of five new nude shades to its Real Me collection.
Bella Hadid Wore Custom Ralph & Russo Couture to Cannes
If this were the year for barely-there, sheer dresses, Bella Hadid, by far, would win the game.
Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid Closed the Anna Sui Spring '18 Show
After Gigi Hadid lost a shoe on the Anna Sui runway, sister Bella gave her a helping hand, and they closed the show together.
Swimsuits For All Launched a Body-Positive Baywatch Campaign
Swimsuits For All paid a tribute to the Baywatch film with these designs, which catered to all body types and sizes.
Lane Bryant Launched Its "I Am No Angel" Campaign
The commercial focused on four women, who opened up about their bodies and the insecurities they've struggled with and the empowering message of "This is who I am!"
There Was a Women's March at Missoni
Angela Missoni knitted over 40 of her models pink pussyhats during Milan Fashion Week. The show notes read: "Angela Missoni communicates the femininity of our times, prepared to confront the conflicts and dilemmas of our contemporary society: the conditions, needs, and rights of all women and minorities."
Pippa Middleton Got Married in Giles Deacon
Everyone was holding their breath for Pippa's wedding dress, and the gown did not disappoint.
Kaia Made Her Runway Debut on the Calvin Klein Spring '18 Runway
She continued her Fashion Month domination by opening shows like Alexander Wang and closing Marc Jacobs.
Halima Appeared on the Cover of Allure's July Beauty Issue
It was the first time a Muslim woman in a hijab had been featured on the cover of a major American fashion or beauty magazine.
Rihanna Showed Up in This Look to the Met Gala
She stayed true to the Met Gala 2017 theme in a look by Comme des Garcons . . . one only she could have pulled off.
American Eagle Didn't Photoshop Any of Its Fall '17 Campaign Images
The retailer cast a diverse group of models who were confident and happy in celebrating their own skin.
Sports Illustrated Featured a Swimsuit Ad Without Using Traditional Models
Ashley Graham starred in Swimsuits For All's "Every Body, Every Age, Every Beautiful" ad alongside women who weren't models at all.
Beyoncé's Maternity Dress Stunned Us at the Grammys
For the Grammys, the star blessed us with two great looks.
Ashley Graham Was the First-Ever Curvy Model to Walk at Michael Kors
All eyes were on Ashley at Michael Kors, where she rocked a slitted dress, fur coat, and glove pumps on the catwalk.
Helen Mirren Walked the L'Oréal Runway During London Fashion Week
Not only did she strike a fierce pose, but the runway show was in celebration of all types of beauty.
Simply Be Staged UK's Most Size-Inclusive Runway at London Fashion Week
Simply Be made a strong statement about size inclusivity on the runway by putting all curve models in its show.
Blue Ivy Wore a Pink Gucci Suit to the Grammys
The Prince-inspired suit caught everyone's attention and was simply adorable.
Lais Ribeiro Wore the $2 Million Fantasy Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
She was the chosen model to rock this year's fantasy bra and crushed it on the runway.
Millie Bobby Brown Flexed Her Fashion Girl Prowess
The Stranger Things actress impressed us all in a glossy Calvin Klein by Appointment dress at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. She was definitely one of the breakout style stars to watch in 2017.
Angelina Jolie Wore a Dior Haute Couture
She oozed glamour at the New York premiere of First They Killed My Father, a film she's been promoting all year long.
Khloé Kardashian Continued Expanding Her Good American Jeans Line
The brand is known for catering to all sizes and continues to roll out new products that encourage women to embrace the bodies they have.
Coach Inc. Changed Its Name to Tapestry
The news came as a shock to many and signified a major change to one of the most well-known fashion companies in the world.
The I.Am.Gia Fashion Label Gained a Cult Following
Models such as Bella Hadid and Kaia Geber love the affordable brand, and we had a chance to speak with the designer to learn more.
We Saw the Revival of the "Dad Sneaker"
It's a model-approved trend.
Kate Middleton Gave Us a Third Round of Maternity Style
The royal, who is expecting her third child, stunned in a black Diane von Furstenberg lace dress.
Meghan Markle's Style Rose to Fame
She's known for wearing affordable clothing that's both sophisticated and polished.
Nike Collaborated With Swarovski to Create These Sneakers
The sneakers were made with over 50,000 miniscule crystals and, rightfully so, fans flipped out over the sparkly shoes.