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Taylor Swift's naked dress and Rihanna's modern maternity wear: 2022's top fashion moments

This was also the year Margot Robbie wore possibly her most daring red carpet look yet and Florence Pugh's see-through dress went viral.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling filming Barbie; pregnant Rihanna attending a fashion show in lingerie; and Taylor Swift putting her spin on The Naked Dress at the MTV VMAs. (Getty Images)
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling filming Barbie; pregnant Rihanna attending a fashion show in lingerie; and Taylor Swift putting her spin on The Naked Dress at the MTV VMAs. (Getty Images)

Following a pause in red carpet events during the pandemic, the showbiz world returned with a vengeance in 2022. Celebrities – and their stylists – didn't hold back with top fashion moments including Taylor Swift's take on The Naked Dress and Rihanna redefining maternity wear.

Florence Pugh's 'free the nipple' Valentino dress was a huge cultural moment, as was Brad Pitt's skirt. Jennifer Aniston covered a magazine in a teeny tiny Chanel bikini, Margot Robbie wore possibly her most daring red carpet look yet, Kim Kardashian attended the Met Gala in Marilyn Monroe's actual dress and Kate, Princess of Wales wore possibly her best look yet at the Top Gun: Maverick London premiere.

And that's just a handful of the headline-making fashion moments this year.

January 2022

'Ye' (artist formerly known as Kanye West) wears full-face balaclava

Julia Fox wears and all leather look and stands next to Kanye West in a balaclava. (Getty Images)
Julia Fox and Kanye West attend Paris Fashion Week in January 2022. (Getty Images)

Undoubtedly, the most talked-about couple at the beginning of 2022 was Julia Fox and Kanye West. Their ill-fated relationship was much publicised, with the majority of it spanning Paris Men's Fashion Week in January.

The couple rocked up at most of the events in matching outfits, and Fox even debuted her now iconic black eyeshadow look. Yet, it was Ye's law-bending balaclava look, worn to the Schiaparelli show, that will go down in history. The mask is legally iffy, as it breaks France's controversial Law of 2010-1192, or the "act prohibiting concealment of the face in public space".

February 2022

Maya Jama channels Cher at the BRIT Awards

Cher at the 1986 Oscars and Maya Jama at the 2022 BRIT Awards. (Getty Images)
Cher at the 1986 Oscars and Maya Jama at the 2022 BRIT Awards. (Getty Images)

Maya Jama reminded us all of Cher's iconic 1986 Oscars outfit with this edgy take on the cut-out trend.

The TV presenter, who is set to host ITV's Love Island in 2023, wore a black co-ord set from Mônot featuring a zig-zag crop top that perfectly matched her zig-zagged black skirt, almost identical to the "Do You Believe" singer's ensemble.

March 2022

Heavily pregnant Rihanna attends Dior show in lingerie and Zendaya channels Sharon Stone

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Rihanna attends the Dior Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Rihanna attends the Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week in March 2022. (Getty Images(

Rihanna's pregnancy looks went from strength to strength in early 2022, with the singer championing the bump-baring trend.

This peaked during Paris Fashion Week in March, where the 34-year-old wore a sheer black dress with lingerie underneath, coupled with knee-high black boots and a coat for the Dior show.

Zendaya at the 2022 Oscars and Sharon Stone at the 1996 Oscars. (Getty Images)
Zendaya at the 2022 Oscars and Sharon Stone at the 1996 Oscars. (Getty Images)

Award ceremony red carpets came back with a bang in 2022 – and the stars were more than happy to oblige. Case in point: Zendaya on the 2022 Oscars red carpet in March. The actor and perennial style icon took a leaf out of Sharon Stone's book by imitating Stone's 1998 Academy Awards look with a white shirt and shimmering skirt.

Zendaya gave the look a more 2022 feel, however, with a micro-cropped white shirt paired with a flowing silver sequin skirt.

April 2022

Lenny Kravitz pairs heeled boots with a metal, mesh top at the Grammys

Lenny Kravitz wears a sheet metallic top and leather trousers at the Grammy Awards. (Getty Images)
Lenny Kravitz jumped on the sheer trend for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. (Getty Images)

Lenny Kravitz turned heads at the GRAMMY Awards in April in a chain mail top and a pair of leather trousers.

However, it was the 57-year-old singer's footwear that won the biggest praise – he stepped out in a pair of knee-high heeled boots.

May 2022

Kim Kardashian's Marilyn moment, Kate's Hollywood night out, Blake Lively's colour-changing gown, Kylie Jenner's 'naked' dress and Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's Billboard Music Awards appearance

Marilyn Monroe pictured singing Happy Birthday to JFK in 1962 and Kim Kardashian wearing the same dress at the Met Gala in 2022. (Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe pictured singing Happy Birthday to JFK in 1962 and Kim Kardashian wearing the same dress at the Met Gala in 2022. (Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian sparked controversy when she arrived on the Met Gala red carpet wearing Marilyn Monroe's famous "naked dress".

As well as only being able to wear the dress for the duration of the red carpet - and having a changing room built for her at the end of the red carpet so she could swap the dress for a replica - Kardashian faced backlash when she told Vogue she had to lose 16lbs in order to fit into the dress. Some worried it marked the return of dangerous Y2K diet culture.

The Princess of Wales is helped up the stairs of the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London by Tom Cruise. (Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales and Tom Cruise at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London. (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales wore one of her best-ever looks to the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in May this year.

Kate was called a "supermodel" and a "queen" by social media users as she arrived at the premiere wearing a monochrome off-the-shoulder gown by Roland Mouret. She paired the look with sleek, straight hair and sparking star drop earrings.

Black Lively wears a flowing gown on the Met Gala red carpet. (Getty Images)
Met Gala co-chair Blake Lively attends the 2022 event. (Getty Images)

Blake Lively is the undisputed Queen of the Met Gala - and this year was no different. The 35-year-old was one of the co-chairs of this year's event, and leant into the theme "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" with her Statue of Liberty-inspired gown.

Lively's Versace Atelier gown even transformed part way through the red carpet, as she arrived wearing an all-copper gown which was then unravelled to display a trailing blue skirt underneath.

Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi Webster walk the red carpet of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. (Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner's look to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards gave the illusion that it was see through. (Getty Images)

For her first red carpet event since giving birth to her second child, a son, Kylie Jenner wore a naked dress without showing any flesh.

Attending the 2022 Billboard Music Awards with her four-year-old daughter Stormi and partner Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner's Balmain gown gave the illusion of being see-through, but really wasn't transparent at all.

Megan Fox wears a black strapless gown with a thigh-high slit next to Machine Gun Kelly who wears a studdent cropped jacket and trousers with a sequin shirt on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards red carpet. (Getty Images)
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly were one of the best-dressed couples on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards red carpet. (Getty Images)

Firm contenders for the best-dressed couple at this year's 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly slayed the red carpet.

Wearing co-ordinated black ensembles, with Fox in a David Koma gown and Kelly in a Dolce & Gabbana suit, Kelly completed his look with a $30,000 (£24,630) diamond manicure. Created by jeweller Marrow Fine, the manicure was upcycled into 10 diamond rings which were sold to buyers following the awards ceremony.

June 2022

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling transform into Barbie and Ken and Jennifer Lopez shows off her killer figure at the Halftime premiere

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken for the new Barbie film. They wear neon spandex clothing and bright yellow roller skates. (Getty Images)
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were spotted filming Barbie in LA in June. (Getty Images)

It's not often that an image can spark a whole movement, but after these images of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling appeared in June, as they filmed Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie in LA, the "Barbiecore" trend was born.

Barbiecore was the trend of the summer, with everyone buying all the bright pink items they could muster. And it's set to return again next summer when the film is (finally) released.

Jennifer Lopez wears a mostly see through gown on the red carpet. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez wore a barely there gown to the premiere of her Netflix special, Halftime. (Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez left very little to the imagination with the black Tom Ford gown she wore to the premiere of her Netflix special, Halftime.

Strategically placed cut outs of sheer fabric kept the dress as modest as possible, but we suspect there was also lashings of boob tape at play.

July 2022

Florence Pugh's see-through Valentino dress, Brad Pitt's skirt, North West's front row moment and Gwyneth Paltrow's ab-baring PJs

Florence Pugh wears a bright pink nipple-baring sheer Valentino dress paired with bright pink platform heels. (Getty Images)
Florence Pugh's bright pink sheer Valentino dress caused a debate online after she wore it in Rome. (Getty Images)

No-one embodied the Barbiecore trend quite like Florence Pugh, who divided the internet with her sheer Valentino dress, spurring the actor to issue the following response on Instagram: "Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it.

"What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see. What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying?"

Brad Pitt wears a brown linen skirt and jacket with combat boots on the red carpet. (Getty Images)
Brad Pitt wore a brown linen skirt to the German premiere of his film, Bullet Train. (Getty Images)

When Brad Pitt wore a skirt to the German premiere of Bullet Train in July, it's all anyone could talk about. The 59-year-old wore a brown linen skirt, matching jacket, a peach-hued linen top, layered necklaces and combat boots to the premiere, finishing off the look with some sunglasses.

When asked about his sartorial decision, Pitt told Variety: "I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up."

North West and Kim Kardashian attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2022 in Paris, France.
Kim Kardashian and daughter North twinned in pinstripes at the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022-2023 at Paris Fashion Week in July (Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian is never one to shy away from a fashion statement - and she appears to have started bringing her daughter on the sartorial ride too.

The star, 42, attended Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture show at Paris Fashion Week with her daughter North, nine, in July in matching black pinstriped ensembles with silver nose rings accessories.

Goop Founder, Gwyneth Paltrow attends A Dreamy Evening with Goopglow on July 18, 2022 in East Hampton City.
Gwyneth Paltrow shines in yellow at a Goop event in East Hampton in July. (Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow shone in canary yellow at a Goop event in East Hampton in July – and proved to be the perfect advertisement for the wellness brand.

The actress, 50, looked chic and comfy in a silky pyjama set and feathered sippers for the glamorous occasion.

August 2022

Taylor Swift's bejewelled take on The Naked Dress, Lil Nas' homage to Iman and Lizzo's billowing black gown

Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey.
Taylor Swift wowed in Oscar de la Renta at the MTV VMAs in August. (Getty Images)

Taylor Swift stunned in crystals at the MTV VMAs in New York back in August, ensuring all eyes were on her.

The barely-there dress was by Oscar de la Renta – and the singer, 33, accessorised with a pair of silver strappy heels and a dash of red lipstick.

Iman at the 2021 Met Gala and Lil Nas at the 2022 MTV VMAs. (Getty Images)
Iman at the 2021 Met Gala and Lil Nas at the 2022 MTV VMAs. (Getty Images)

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Lil Nas X was certainly paying Iman a big compliment with his MTV VMAs look.

The singer, 23, appeared to be wearing an almost identical black version of the 67-year-old supermodel's 2021 Met Gala gown.

Lizzo attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey.
Lizzo wore Jean Paul Gaulthier couture to the MTV VMAs in August. (Getty Images)

Also at the MTV VMA's, Lizzo wowed in an all-black ensemble – with her voluminous Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown taking centre stage.

The singer, 34, finished off her striking look with a slick of black lipstick and silver jewellery.

September 2022

Bella Hadid's sprayed-on dress, Timothee Chalamet's backless outfit and Linda Evangelista's runway return

Bella Hadid is dressed by spraying Fabrican Spray-on fabric during the Coperni Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week, in Paris, on September 30, 2022. - Dr Manel Torres (L), is the managing director of Fabrican Ltd and inventor of the spray-on fabric, used to create a  minimalist Coperni slip dress directly onto Hadid's body.
Bella Hadid appeared on the Coperni catwalk at Paris Fashion Week in September where a white dress was sprayed directly onto her body. (Getty Images)

One of the biggest fashion moments of the year came from Bella Hadid, who began her turn on the Coperni catwalk at Paris Fashion Week in September almost entirely naked.

The model, 26, then proceeded to have a white mididress expertly sprayed onto her body, much to the amazement of onlookers.

Timothée Chalamet attends the
Timothée Chalamet wore a red halterneck jumpsuit at Venice Film Festival in September. (Getty Images)

Timothée Chalamet has long shown that he is happy to push fashion boundaries – and his outfit for the Bones And All premiere at the Venice Film Festival was no exception.

The actor, 26, wore a blood-red halter-neck jumpsuit by Haider Ackermann along with a pair of black boots.

Linda Evangelista walks the runway during the Fendi 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Baguette at New York Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 09, 2022 in New York City.
Linda Evangelista appeared on the Fendi catwalk at New York Fashion Week in September. (Getty Images)

Making her first catwalk appearance since 2007, Linda Evangelista walked the runway for Fendi's 60th anniversary in September.

The 57-year-old supermodel, who stepped out during New York Fashion Week, had shunned the limelight for 15 years after she claimed in Vogue that fat freezing left her "brutally disfigured".

October 2022

Heidi Klum's turns into a worm

Heidi Klum slipped out of her Halloween worm costume and into something a little more revealing. (Getty Images)
Heidi Klum slipped out of her Halloween worm costume and into something a little more revealing. (Getty Images)

The Queen of Halloween pulled out all of the stops for this year's costume. In October supermodel Heidi Klum, 49, turned up to her own Halloween party dresses as a giant worm.

The outfit included a seriously creepy face prosthetic, which Klum continued to wear even when she changed out of her worm costume and into her nearly naked second outfit.

November 2022

Jennifer Aniston's micro Chanel bikini and Julia Fox's cutaway dress

Jennifer Aniston on the December 2022 cover of Allure magazine.
Jennifer Aniston appeared on the December cover of Allure wearing a Chanel micro bikini. (Allure)

Jennifer Aniston in a Chanel micro bikini isn't something we thought we'd cross off of our 2022 bingo card, but we're sure glad we did.

The 53-year-old's Allure interview quickly went viral after the actor revealed that she went through IVF in the past, and said that she feels "the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s and 30s even, or my mid-40s".

Julia Fox poses in a cut out gown at the CFDA Fashion Awards. (Getty Images)
Julia Fox bared her torso at the CFDA awards in November. (Getty Images)

Julia Fox took the cut-out dress trend to the extreme during the CFDA awards in November.

The annual event looks to honour the most innovative up-and-coming designers, and the 32-year-old wore a black gown that exposed her underwear and torso by Milan-based designer, Valerievi.

December 2022

Rita Ora's facial prosthetics, Margot Robbie's most daring red carpet look yet and Shania Twain's throwback leopard print outfit

Rita Ora wears a sheer dress with mermaid-like prosthetics at the 2022 British Fashion Awards. (Getty Images)
Rita Ora went for a 'sexy mermaid' look at the British Fashion Awards. (Getty Images)

While Rita Ora's barely there outfit should have been the focal point of her British Fashion Awards look, it was hard to take our eyes off, well, her eyes.

The singer turned up to the December awards wearing scale-like prosthetics that framed her eyes, and she died her naturally dark eyebrows a bottle blonde to match the look. The singer's makeup artist later explained that they were vying for a "sexy mermaid" look.

Margot Robbie poses on the red carpet at the premiere of Babylon. (Getty Images)
Margot Robbie strayed from her usual style in this Alaïa hooded minidress at the premiere of Babylon. (Getty Images)

TikTok users rejoiced earlier this year after they suspected that Margot Robbie had been "freed" from her Chanel contract. The actor has been an ambassador for the luxury French brand since 2018, and has worn largely Chanel looks on red carpets ever since.

However, Robbie has now started to switch up the designers she chooses for red carpet events, with her latest look being a daring hooded mini dress by Alaïa. We love to see it.

Shania Twain on a red carpet wearing a custom Rodarte gown which has a leopard print hood and bust, a sheer torso, and a black velvet skirt. (Getty Images)
Shania Twain wore a custom Rodarte gown to the 2022 People's Choice Awards. (Getty Images)

As an honouree at this year's People's Choice Awards, Shania Twain decided to pay homage to one of her most iconic music video looks.

The 57-year-old singer wore a custom Rodarte gown to the awards, which was reminiscent of the hooded leopard print look she wore for her 1998 music video, "That Don't Impress Me Much".

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