Choupette Costume Steals the Show at Met Gala
"While most of the Met Gala guest list chose to honor Karl Lagerfeld's legacy (the theme for this year's event) with pearls, tweed, and even a number of gray wigs, Jared Leto went in a decidedly different direction. His Choupette costume, designed by the custom props and costumes company SCPS, was the defining outfit of the evening. Dressing as Lagerfeld's beloved cat was unexpected, unhinged, and completely brilliant."
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Fan Bingbing Embodies Barbie at Cannes Film Festival
"Fan Bingbing made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival this year when she wore a custom baby pink Vivienne Westwood gown inspired by the limited edition 'Evening Enchantment' Barbie doll. While we've seen 'method dressing' before, Fan Bingbing and her stylist raised the bar."
Cardi B's Dazzling Hairpin Dress at MTV Video Music Awards
"Cardi B has never shied away from a dramatic fashion moment, but this year she turned her hand to platforming smaller, independent designers. One of the more dazzling examples was the Dilara Findikoglu dress worn to the MTV Video Music Awards. Styled by Kollin Carter, the gown was made entirely of silver hairpins."
Harry Styles Shatters Gender Norms at the Grammys
"Styles' low-cut jumpsuit was one of the most talked-about looks of the night. Styled by Harry Lambert, the harlequin-patterned romper made from Swarovski crystals reminded us that there is life beyond the suit."
Margot Robbie Channels Barbie at London Premiere
"Throughout the 'Barbie' press tour, Margot Robbie and her stylist meticulously recreated iconic Barbie looks in life-size measurements. One of the most opulent moments came in Last; As another year comes to a close, it's time to revisit the star-studded red carpets that punctuated 2023 - and reminisce on the strongest fashion looks of the year. From Jared Leto's dedicated impersonation of Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, at the Met Gala in May to Margot Robbie recreating life-size doll looks during her 'Barbie' press tour, this year proved that creativity (and a great stylist) was king."
Rihanna Radiates in Romantic Schiaparelli Gown at Golden Globes
"Rihanna might have missed the red carpet at this year's Golden Globes, but that didn't stop her from being one of the awards ceremony's best-dressed attendees. Styled by her longtime collaborator Jahleel Weaver, Rihanna's custom black velvet Schiaparelli look was pure romantic, old Hollywood glamour."
Sienna Miller Flaunts Baby Bump in Schiaparelli Ensemble at Vogue World
"These days, the preferred method for announcing a celebrity pregnancy is usually on a runway or a red carpet. Sienna Miller was no different, debuting her baby bump spectacularly at Vogue World this September. It was another stellar moment from stylist Harry Lambert, who selected an ethereal puff-ball Schiaparelli two-piece that perfectly framed Miller's bump."
Riz Ahmed's Prada Outfit Delivers a Fashion Statement at the Oscars
"While he wasn't quite shirtless like Timothée Chalamet, Riz Ahmed made an impression at this year's list. Wish Gui utilized this moment on the world stage to shine a spotlight on Bu and other smaller Asian designers."
Anne Hathaway Stuns in Archival Valentino Look at British Fashion Awards
"Anne Hathaway's archival Valentino look, styled by Erin Walsh, was not only sustainable, but it offered a couture spin on carb-loading. 'Valentino designed it thinking about spaghetti,' the label's co-founder, Giancarlo Giammetti, told Vogue. Hathaway, meanwhile, paired it with a cheesy grin."
Jennifer Lawrence Redefines Cannes Fashion with Christopher Bu Gown
"The glitz and glamour of Cannes can be overwhelming, but one look in particular acted as a balm for the soul - and the soles. Styled by Jamie Mizrahi, Jennifer Lawrence subverted the red carpet rule book by pairing a classic red Dior princess gown with comfy black flip-flops. Her casual choice in footwear delivered a hearteningly human moment."
In 2023, A-listers fully embraced the power of the red carpet as a platform and a world stage. From taking the opportunity to promote independent designers to pushing sustainable and archival fashion, these celebrities proved that creativity and a great stylist were the keys to success. In a year filled with memorable fashion moments, these red carpet looks truly stood out and made a lasting impact.