2014 in fashion: Hello, North West; goodbye, Oscar de la Renta; and more
December 21, 2014 - fall Denim
Whether you’re counting hits or misses, 2014 positively left a symbol fashion-wise. From a runways to a red carpets to a slopes of Sochi, it was an unconstrained march of see-through dresses, nauseous Olympic sweaters, cold cats in extra-large hats and usually about one of all wearable in between. So, before we spin a page to see what a new year has to offer, it’s value a discerning peek in a rearview counterpart during some of a fun, a illusory and a failures that were a year in fashion.
The conform runway served adult no necessity of noted moments. Chanel built a grocery store (complete with branded hams) to showcase a fall/winter 2014/2015 things and staged a sign-waving protest for women’s rights to showcase a open 2015 collection. Jean Paul Gaultier, aristocrat of a cone bra, late from a ready-to-wear runway after 32 years with an spectacular that enclosed a beauty black contest, lucha libre wrestlers and a flurry of catwalk confetti. Rodarte showed it was one with a conform Force by formulating a party of “Star Wars”-themed gowns.
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The runway’s revolving doorway topsy-turvy out some-more couplings, uncouplings and exits than sweeps week during a soap opera. Nicolas Ghesquière finished his runway entrance as a new engineer during Louis Vuitton, and Jeremy Scott took a reins during Moschino — where he soon showed a quick food meets quick conform send-up with a McDonald’s-themed collection. This was a year we saw Alexander Wang take adult with HM, Toms Shoes group with Target, and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby North West make her Paris Fashion Week debut. (When NW gets older, she’ll be happy to know her mom’s unclothed derriere — on a cover of Paper repository — did not, in fact, mangle a Internet.)
Some critical character stalwarts took their final final bows, among them Oscar de la Renta, a final of America’s lady designers who died in October, and comedian-fashion commentator Joan Rivers, whose genocide in Sep took a square of conform informative story (and a chip of a humorous bone) with her.
At times, a several unison stages of 2014 started to feel like extensions of a high-fashion runway: Clothes stole a uncover on Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On a Run tour, with voluptuous costumes by Versace and Givenchy for Bey.
Style-wise, a awards uncover red runner circuit was a present that kept on giving. Rihanna underdressed to impress, selecting to unclothed her breasts around a see-through Swarovski-crystal-covered Adam Selman dress during a CFDA Awards, ironically wearing as small wardrobe as legally probable to an eventuality celebrating clothing. It was also a year someone paid sell for a red runner dress and caused a brouhaha in a process: Hayden Panettiere wore a black-and-white Tom Ford robe to a Golden Globes, even yet he didn’t ask her to.
From her really initial walk on a red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o stole a hearts of a conform industry, wearing a accumulation of colorful, crowd-pleasing gowns during awards uncover season, including a red Ralph Lauren stunner during a Golden Globes. And Lena Dunham continued her energy as a red runner black of ungainly dressing, looking wilted and worried in a tiered, cotton-candy-like dress and tailored tip by Giambattista Valli during a Emmy Awards.
Pharrell Williams and his headgear scarcely hijacked a Grammys when a singer-musician-fashion co-operator strike a red runner sporting a Vivienne Westwood towering shawl that before a year was out would parent a millinery meme, a mistake Twitter comment (@PharrellsHat) and beget $44,100 for gift when it was bought during auction by Arby’s. Katy Perry and Riff Raff pulled a red runner twofer, fashion-pranking armchair critics and profitable loyalty to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake by approximating a latter couple’s double sip of denim-on-denim from a 2001 AMAs during a 2014 VMAs.
But a best red runner callback, and initial full-blown conform meme of a 2014 awards season, didn’t have to strech behind a decade; it hardly had to strech behind an hour. Thanks to a leveraging energy of amicable media, a white silk Dior Haute Couture robe Jennifer Lawrence wore to a Golden Globes spawned a viral #Lawrencing hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, filling a Internet with all demeanour of men, Barbie dolls, dogs and cats swathed in identical poufs of whiteness, easy to emanate with a bed piece and a integrate of strips of electrical tape.
Also trending on a red carpet? The well-dressed baby bump, with a list of celebrities giving a stylish swaddling to their yet-to-be-borns including Olivia Wilde (in twisted Gucci during a Golden Globes) and Zoe Saldana (in clearly each designer, everywhere).
A integrate of high-profile weddings had noted conform moments too. Barbara Walters named Amal Alamuddin the many fascinating chairman of 2014 for marrying longtime bachelor George Clooney. She was also a world’s best-dressed bride of 2014 — not usually for a Oscar de la Renta robe she wore to a marriage in Venice, Italy though for a operation of Alexander McQueen, Dolce Gabbana and Giambattista Valli ensembles she was speckled in as well. And Angelina Jolie suddenly plucked a heartstrings when it was suggested that a Atelier Versace robe she wore to marry Brad Pitt enclosed a sight and deceive with festooned versions of drawings finished by their children.
A signature finished Sarah Jessica Parker’s robe mount out during a Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala — her black-and-white robe enclosed a bold, red signature of Oscar de la Renta on a train. That eventuality would go on to turn report provender when an conveyor video purportedly display Solange Knowles assaulting brother-in-law Jay Z went viral. (The attribute between a museum and a conform universe grew even closer this year when a Met announced it was renaming a Costume Institute a Anna Wintour Costume Center in respect of a Vogue editor-in-chief — a longtime keeper who has lifted some $125 million for a organization.)