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Whether you’re counting hits or misses, 2014 certainly left a mark fashion wise. From the runways to the red carpets to the slopes of Sochi, it was an endless parade of see through dresses, ugly Olympic sweaters, cool cats in extra large hats and just about one of everything wearable in between. So, before we turn the page to Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica see what the new year has to offer, it’s worth a quick glance in the rearview mirror at some of the fun, the fantastic and the failures that were the year in fashion.
The fashion runway served up no shortage of memorable moments. Chanel built a grocery store (complete with branded hams) to showcase its fall/winter 2014/2015 wares and staged a sign waving protest for women’s rights to showcase the spring 2015 collection. Jean Paul Gaultier, king of the cone bra, retired from the ready to wear runway after 32 years with an extravaganza that included a beauty queen contest, lucha libre wrestlers and a fake designer bags flurry of catwalk confetti. Rodarte showed it was replica louis vuitton bags one with the fashion Force by creating a quartet of “Star Wars” themed gowns.
The runway’s revolving door churned out more couplings, uncouplings and exits than sweeps week at a soap opera. Nicolas Ghesquire made his runway debut as the new designer at Louis Vuitton high quality replica handbags china , and Jeremy Scott took the reins at Moschino where he promptly showed a fast food meets fast fashion send up with a McDonald’s themed collection. This was the year we saw Alexander Wang take up with H Toms Shoes replica louis vuitton team 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 bare derriere on the cover of Paper magazine did not, in fact, break the Internet.)
Some serious style stalwarts took their final final bows, among them , the last of America’s gentleman designers who died in October, and comedian fashion commentator Joan Rivers, whose death in September took a piece of fashion cultural history (and a chip of our funny bone) with her.
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From her very first footfall on the red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o high quality replica handbags china stole the hearts of the fashion industry, wearing a variety of colorful, crowd pleasing gowns during awards show season, including a red Ralph Lauren stunner at the Golden Globes. And Lena Dunham continued her reign as the red carpet queen of awkward dressing, looking wilted and uncomfortable in a tiered, cotton candy like skirt and tailored top by Giambattista Valli at the Emmy Awards. Katy Perry and Riff Raff pulled a red carpet twofer, fashion pranking armchair critics and paying 1:1 replica handbags homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake by approximating the latter couple’s double dose of denim on denim from the 2001 AMAs at the 2014 VMAs.
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Also trending on the red carpet? The well dressed baby bump, with the list of celebrities giving a stylish swaddling to their yet to be borns including Olivia Wilde (in serpentine Gucci at the Golden Globes) and Zoe Saldana (in seemingly every designer, everywhere).
A couple of high profile weddings had memorable fashion moments too. Barbara Walters named Amal Alamuddin the most fascinating person of 2014 for marrying longtime bachelor George Clooney. She was also the world’s best dressed bride of 2014 not only for the gown she wore to the wedding in Venice, Italy but for the range of Alexander McQueen, Dolce Gabbana and Giambattista Valli ensembles she was spotted in as well. And Angelina Jolie unexpectedly plucked our heartstrings when it was revealed that the Atelier Versace gown she wore to marry Brad Pitt included a train and veil with embroidered versions of drawings done by their children.
A signature made Sarah Jessica Parker’s gown stand out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala her black and white gown included the bold aaa replica designer handbags , red signature of on the train. That event would go on to become gossip fodder when an elevator video purportedly showing Solange Knowles assaulting brother in law Jay Z went viral. (The relationship between the museum and the fashion world grew even closer this year when the Met announced it was renaming the Costume Institute the Anna Wintour Costume Center in honor of the Vogue editor in chief a longtime trustee who has raised some $125 million for the organization.)
The next best thing to getting your name on a museum might be getting your name on a lifestyle brand and 2014 found no shortage of celebrities angling to position themselves as lifestyle gurus a la Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. “Gossip Girl” alumna Blake Lively entered the fray with a family focused website called Preserve (which got jammed up in October when she posted news that she was expecting her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds), Kate Bosworth invested in a shopping/image recognition app called Style Thief and the replica louis vuitton bags from china Honest Co. line of eco friendly diapers and cleaning supplies, co founded by Jessica Alba in 2013, attracted $70 million in venture capital.
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an inaugural White House Fashion Education Workshop at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with fashion professionals including Diane von Furstenburg and Jason Wu on hand to mentor design school students (with FLOTUS revealing, along the way, that she wears Spanx). And the royal fashion plate known as the Duchess of Cambridge sent tongues a wagging during a New York City visit for stepping out in a blue Jenny Packham gown she’d worn not once but twice cheap louis vuitton bags from china before.
Even though nobody can quite define it, the word “normcore” was on everybody’s lips this year, referring to the trend toward understated luxury that had us seeing pricey sweatpants on the menswear runways of New York and designer label sneakers everywhere, from Chanel’s spring 2014 catwalk collection to Alexander Wang’s fall 2015 NY Fashion Week runway.