The 20 Best Red Carpet Fashion Moments of 2022

What will we remember when we think back to the red carpets of 2022? The list will no doubt include one of the following moments: Blake Lively’s dress, which transformed the stairs of the Met Gala into the celestial ceiling of Grand Central Station; the complete takeover of the Venice Film Festival by Jodie Turner-Smith; or Bella Hadid’s vintage fashion show in Cannes. But between those highlights, there were still plenty of hidden gems. Giveon’s Chanel tweed suit at the Grammys made us rethink the label’s lack of menswear, while Emma Corrin’s Met Gala ensemble reminded us that sometimes fashion has to be a little silly. It was the year of Jean Paul Gaultier and Schiaparelli couture, Kylie Jenner flexing her access at every opportunity, and Zendaya keeping us on our toes. Red carpet staples like Tilda Swinton and Lady Gaga continued doing what they do best, while newcomers like Quannah Chasinghorse and Taylor Russell shattered the status quo. Looking at film premieres, awards shows and galas from the past year, it’s clear that 2022 was a time to hark back to the past, both with new designs and vintage finds, while breaking barriers, especially when it comes to menswear and diverse representation. . Here are the 20 red carpet fashion moments of 2022 we’ll still be thinking about through 2023.

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Fanning loves nothing more than an old Hollywood inspiration, so it was really fun to see her take on a more traditionally masculine take on that aesthetic at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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The days of Jared Leto in Alessandro Michele’s Gucci are sadly over. But at least this cream-colored three-piece tuxedo with silver shoes will live forever.

Lady Gaga in Ralph Lauren

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Since Lady Gaga wasn’t promoting a movie or album this year, we saw a lot less of her on the red carpet, but when she made an appearance, she didn’t disappoint. Take this custom emerald green Ralph Lauren dress, which she paired with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and her classic Pleasers.

Kodi Smit-McPhee in Bottega Veneta

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Smit-McPhee said vanity lounge he wanted something “formal, beautiful and bold yet understated and palatable”, for his first Oscars. Turns out he was right on the money.

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It is extremely rare to see Chanel tackle menswear. But if Giveon’s tweed suit at the 2022 Grammys is an example of what home has to offer in the men’s space, let’s hope 2023 brings more opportunities for Virginie Viard to flex that muscle.

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While many people ignored the theme of this year’s Met Gala, no one can accuse Blake Lively of such a crime. The actress fully embodied Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty (oxidation and all) in her transformative Versace gown.

Quannah Chasinghorse at Prabal Gurung

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Not only was this dress completely recycled, but the jewelry and hair was custom made by Lenise Omeasoo of Antelope Women Designs. The pieces were inspired by the indigenous community, and Omeasoo told vogue that all “materials have been offered through exchanges with other Aboriginal artists over the years”.

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Billie Eilish’s Met Gala look sparked various opinions, but you can’t say she didn’t follow the theme. In addition, the clothes and accessories have all been created from recycled materials, which is always a plus.

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Emma Corrin’s red carpet looks always keep us guessing, and their Met Gala moment was no different. The actor paid homage to a late 19th-century personality known as the King of the Dudes, a man who, according to Corrin, was known to occasionally change his outfit no less than 40 times between breakfast and dinner.

Bella Hadid in Vintage Versace

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Zendaya in Vintage Bob Mackie

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Once again, Zendaya had a very successful year on the red carpet, but it was this Fall 1998 Bob Mackie dress, which she wore to the Time 100 gala in June, that really blew our minds.

Lizzo in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

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As soon as Glenn Martens’ second couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier was released, the internet was dying to see her walk the red carpet. Luckily, Lizzo gave us this dramatic moment at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli

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We wish we could put Lydia Tár on this list, but unfortunately, she’s a fictional character (and a controversial one at that). Cate Blanchett, however, earned her own spot when she attended the Venice Film Festival in September looking like a vase of high fashion.

Timothée Chalamet as Haider Ackerman

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All we want for menswear is to push the envelope even slightly beyond classic suiting, so when Timothée stepped out in Venice wearing this custom Haider Ackermann halterneck top and pants, we were more how delighted.

Jodie Turner-Smith in Christopher John Rogers

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Jodie Turner-Smith’s red carpet run in Venice is set to go down in celebrity fashion history. It was a little hard to pick our favorite look of this week, let alone all year. But in the end, it’s hard to argue for anything other than this simple but stunning Christopher John Rogers dress, which she wore to the amfAR gala.

Taylor Russell in Schiaparelli

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It was Taylor Russell’s year, and it was almost impossible to choose her favorite look of the last twelve months. In the end, we decided it had to be this one from Daniel Roseberry’s Fall 2022 Couture Show. According Harper’s Bazaar, “The jacket alone took five fittings and over 150 hours to perfect.”

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Kylie Jenner in Vintage Mugler

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Kylie Jenner really flexed her access when she attended the opening of the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in not one, but three vintage Mugler pieces. After walking through the runway wearing a coat from the designer’s Spring 1997 couture collection, she slipped into this corseted dress from Mugler’s Fall 1995 couture collection. Jenner then accessorized the look with a diamond crown from the 1999 couture show.

Gabrielle Union in Elie Saab

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Tilda Swinton in Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

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It’s what we expect from a red carpet moment from Tilda Swinton: a dress and jacket covered in artwork from her former lover, Scottish artist John Byrne, with a pompadour hairstyle to match. The actress wore the look from Jeffrey’s upcoming Fall 2023 collection to the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards in December.

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