Fashion Club covers the most talked about fashion moments
of the year.
2011’s greatest fashion moments
2011 was marked by a Royal Wedding, an iconic museum exhibition, and just about anything Lady Gaga wore. As the year draws to a close, we’re excited to celebrate 2011’s most memorable fashion moments.
10. Manicures Became Art
Nail art emerged as the must-have accessory in 2011. We saw nails painted with everything from leopard prints to lace, and a design for every holiday, season, book, and movie. Not surprisingly, nail polish outsold lipstick this year.
9. Miu Miu Debuted Glitter Booties
Fashion Editors and tastemakers clamored for the Miu Miu Glitter Bootie after it showed up on the label’s Fall 2011 runway. Naturally the shoe sold out, and quickly appeared on the pages of fashion magazines and style blogs. We can’t remember the last time we saw a shoe with such swag.
8. Nicki Minaj Dominated Halloween
You’re kind of a big deal if, according to reports, your likeness is the number one costume choice for Halloween, and Nicki Minaj is nothing if not a big deal. Fans of all ages sported leopard jumpsuits, candy-colored wigs, or electric pink lipstick to pay homage to the rap diva on the holiday.
7. Lady Gaga Won CFDA Fashion Icon Award
We would be remiss to leave Lady Gaga off any fashion-related list, good or bad, and the singer certainly had her share of outrageous fashion moments in 2011. When she accepted the CFDA Fashion Icon Award donning a turquoise wig and insanely high platforms (sans heel, mind you) she proved it was an honor well-earned.
6. Missoni for Target Sold Out Within Hours
As high/low collabs go, Missoni for Target was one of the most brilliant we’ve seen. The signature zigzags were on everything from clothes to bedding, and the most stylish bicycle ever. It’s no wonder that after months of anticipation, the goods sold out in a matter
5. Katy Perry Rocked the VMAs
of hours. Fortunately, a few items have
Katy Perry proved she can hold her own when it comes to taking fashion risks. For the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards she donned a straight-from-the-runway ensemble by Dior, including a cube hat that balanced atop her head. Whether fashion bloggers, viewers, and fans loved it or hated it, her look was one of the most talked about of the evening.
4. Valentino Went Virtual
Valentino Garavani, best known as simply Valentino, launched a virtual museum this year, allowing fans to see 300 of his designs up close and in 360 degrees, as well as sketches, notes about the history of each design, and hundreds of red carpet images.
3. Vogue Shared Its Archives
When the world’s best known fashion glossy decided to share its archives, every page of every issue since its inception in 1892, industry insiders and fashion lovers alike were beyond excited. Of course, access to the archives comes at a price ($1,575 for a full year) but it’s a small price to pay for more than 400,000 pages of fashion history.
2. The British Royal Wedding
From bride Kate Middleton’s demure gown (designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton) to chic wedding guests like Victoria Beckham to Princess Beatrice’s not-so-chic headpiece, the Royal Wedding is still being talked about—it launched an obsession with the Duchess and her bridesmaid, sister Pippa.
1. Alexander McQueen’s “A Savage Beauty” Exhibition
Alexander McQueen was considered by many to be the most influential and provocative fashion designer of his generation, so an exhibition to celebrate the late designer’s contribution to the fashion world was in order. The exhibition drew over 660,000, including a plethora of fashion editors, stylists, and celebrities.
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