Stylistically speaking, 2015 had more than its share of bright moments. Granted, some stars shone brighter than others — especially when Beyoncé and Kim Kardashianshowed up to the Met Gala in very similar see-through gowns. Still others — we’re looking at you, Amal Clooney! — finally upped their style game.
Here are 10 of the best celebrity looks of the last year.
1. Amal Clooney
Mrs. Clooney had a rocky first half of the year, but she won us over in this metallic Lanvin ensemble at the Charlotte Tilbury flagship store launch this month in London. Electrifying!
Bey’s been on the style circuit for some time, but she showed she can still knock the ball out of the park when she wore a sparkling Givenchy gown to this year’s Met Gala. Talk about a work of art!
3. Miss Asia Kinney
Lady Gaga’s French bulldog had quite the year, appearing in a Coach campaign in pearls and with a purple leather satchel. She’s truly a fashion force to be reckoned with.
4. Lady Gaga
Of course, how could we not cite the Lady herself — if only for eccentricity. While at Beso restaurant in Los Angeles with beau Taylor Kinney, Gaga dazzled in a barely-there dress and pasties, a look that recalled Rihanna’s CFDA dress.
5. Kendall Jenner
Jenner had this year’s most liked photo on Instagram, and with good reason. But away from the Internet, the starlet also consistently pulled out all the stops on the red carpets with her style savvy. The Ulyana Sergeenko couture gown she wore to the Vogue Paris 95th anniversary party is no exception.
6. Olivia Palermo
If there’s one thing Olivia can do, it’s dress herself: This socialite has more style in her little pinky than most people do in their entire bodies. The Valentino dress she sported at a Lincoln Center tribute to the designer made her look like a bona fide princess.
7. Kate Bosworth
Though we can’t remember the last good movie Bosworth made, she’s never less than golden on the red carpet — particularly in this ephemeral baby-blue Erdem number she wore to this year’s British Fashion Awards in London.
8. Alicia Vikander
Vikander, Louis Vuitton’s current muse, never shies from bold looks. Witness the black-and-gold Proenza Schouler halter dress she wore at the Toronto premiere of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
9. Zendaya Coleman
She’s only 19, but this model/actress/dancer/singer has an utterly advanced sense of style — and it keeps getting better. Then again, it would be hard to top the Barbie-esque Emanuel Ungaro dress she wore to the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
10. Kiernan Shipka
No matter where she goes, the young star of “Mad Men” always makes an impression. At the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala pre-party, she stunned in Dior Couture.
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