2022 was full of crazy fashion moments, from Heidi Klum’s dedication to Halloween to Rihanna turning pregnant bellies into the ultimate fashion statement. And that’s not even mentioning Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe moment on the Met Gala carpet. Come with us as we look back at the most talked about style statements of 2022 that sparked conversations around the world.
1. Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal
When she stepped out rocking her bump in a hot pink, puffy Chanel Barbiecore parka, tons of jewelry and ribbed jeans, the world collectively fell in love. She had a casual, radiant glow and was really committed to this outfit for the New York reveal, even though it was snowing outside. And that was just the beginning – she wore some truly stunning looks throughout the rest of her pregnancy, like this sheer Dior lingerie and Gucci latex top.
2. Nicole Kidman’s barely-there moment
When Nicole Kidman graced the cover of Vanity Fair in a revealing Miu Miu bra and micro-mini skirt, the internet didn’t know what to think. Some thought the schoolgirl look was creepy, while others commented that Kidman was too old to wear the outfit. However, just as many people loved the cover, leaving the web completely divided over this amazing fit. Although her stylist bet on a different outfit, Kidman struggled to wear the Miu Miu pieces.
3. Kim K’s Marilyn Moment
While some people were upset that Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress was pulled from a museum to risk being damaged for Kim Kardashian on a red carpet. According to Kim, she was on a strict diet and exercise plan before donning the dress. Both the diet and wearing the dress earned the reality star criticism, but you can’t deny that her outfit was making headlines and grabbing attention all evening.
4. Lil Nas X Peacock in Black Feathers
It’s safe to say Lil Nas X stole the show at the VMAs, where she wore a towering, halo-inspired hairdo paired with a feather-embellished black skirt. The theatrical look was designed by Harris Reid, who did a similar look for Iman at the Met Gala in 2021. The singer looked like absolute royalty and commanded attention all evening, which was no surprise.
5. Bella Hadid’s splashy dress
Technology and fashion are reaching new heights and the Coperni show at Paris Fashion Week proved that in 2022. Bella Hadid closed the runway wearing a white Fabrican dress that was sprayed on her body in front of the crowd. Many people are saying that this is the fabric of the future, making this a truly historic moment for the fashion crowd.
6. Harry Styles in sequins
Harry Styles is never one for understated fashion moments, and he really showed off in this rainbow sequined Gucci jumpsuit that was a highlight in a sea of colorful concert looks in New York. In 2022, he resides at MSG, releases his third album and headlines Coachella for the first time. We can’t wait to see what the outfits look like in 2023!
7. Florence Pugh frees the nipple in pink
Florence Pugh was pretty in pink when she wore this fabulous tulle gown from Valentino. It was 100% clean on top, showed everything and got everyone excited. While we think this dress was a wonderful fashion moment, it received backlash, as women’s bodies always do. In an Instagram post, she responded with the perfect clap before ending by asking people why they’re so afraid of breasts.
8. Timothee Chalamet in fierce backless halter look
Fashion has been so diverse over the last decade, and Chalamet proved it in her stripped silk Haider Ackerman look, which featured a unique shawl-style neckline. Many thought the outfit was over the top, but the actor has always blurred gender lines with his looks, just like Harry Styles does, and we thought it was a fun and flirty way to defy convention and express your style.
9. Brad Pitt in a skirt
This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve been obsessed with Brad in a skirt. Do you remember any “Troy”? He wore it to the Berlin premiere of his movie “Bullet Train,” which makes sense since many European guys are wearing skirts more and more. Crafted from brown linen and designed by Haans Nicholas Mott, we have to say it looked pretty chic. His confusing explanation to Variety magazine when asked was. “I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up.
10. J.Lo’s crazy wedding dresses
After calling it quits 20 years ago, it makes sense that Bennifer would want to have a big wedding celebration after finally getting back together. After a private ceremony, they made it the most lavish event possible in Georgia. J.Lo wore a whopping three custom Ralph Lauren dresses to the ceremony, and we don’t want to know the price. The first was a high-collared gown with a ruffled train, the second was a beaded, chandelier-inspired look, and the third was a seductive mermaid style with a sheer organza hood.
11. Heidi Klum does the worm
Halloween outfits definitely count as fashion moments in 2022, and no one did it better than Heidi Klum, who always goes all out as her October 31st celebration approaches. From the spooky to the sexy, she’s done it all, but we’d never have expected her to squirm into this hilarious earthworm that left her armless and unrecognizable.