This was the year that live events (and, by extension, red carpet pageantry) returned in full force, snapping established showbiz fashionistas out of hibernation and instantly coining new icons. . The result was an explosion of creativity where the goal of the artists was to speak at all costs, no matter how many rules were broken. Here are the Red Carpet Renegades that turned heads the most in 2022.
She scared the guests at the Blumhouse Halloween party by dressing up as the killer doll from the studio’s upcoming horror film. M3GAN.
He collaborated with Burberry’s Ricardo Tisci on a Met Gala look that melded the golden age styles of Puerto Rican men and women.
He upgraded his shirtless Oscars fit with a backless halter from Haider Ackermann in Venice.
She temporarily turned the conversation away from Will Smith at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in a throat-grabbing gothic glam gown and a purse apparently made of human hair.
She modeled an emperor’s new suit look at the Coperni show at Paris Fashion Week, with a white fiber gown sprayed directly onto her nearly naked body.
jeremy o harris
He showed his primary colors in the G.Q. Party of the men of the year.
Stunning calves in a Thom Browne skirt suit at moon knightLondon premiere in March.
She showed sheer courage in the see-through black Naeem Khan dress she wore to the People we hate at the wedding premiere.
She walked up the steps of the Met Gala in one of the most iconic dresses of all time, the shimmering Jean Louis gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy, and borrowed by Kardashian from Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Kim Kardashian (again)
She wrapped herself in Balenciaga cautionary tape at Paris Fashion Week, before distancing herself from the brand over a controversial ad campaign.
She redefined “worming” with her unbeatable Halloween costume in New York City.
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She’s proven her runway cred time and time again this year, but especially with her live appearance at Vogue World, including in New York, in a silver crop top and lamé pants, complete with her favorite stuffed animal, Slush the Husky. .
She embodied the “Gilded Glamour” theme at the Met Gala, which she co-hosted, in a Versace gown inspired by New York City landmarks including the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and the Statue of Liberty.
She sailed to the VMAs in a voluminous black Jean Paul Gaultier number that she later joked about on Twitter (“My stylist: How much fabric do you want to wear? Me: Yeah”).
She removed a custom Haans Nicholas Mott skirt at a Berlin screening of Bullet train in July.
Set the internet on fire (as always) in a sheer two-piece from Valentino at Paris Fashion Week.
sheryl lee ralph
She walked the Emmys red carpet for the first time in a stunning custom gown by Brandon Blackwood.
She turned her tummy into a spectacular accessory until the birth of her son in May.
He stole the spotlight bones and all Co-star Timothée Chalamet in a look from Schiaparelli’s Fall 2022 couture show.
She appeared at the Oscars in Chanel short shorts.
She greened the red carpet in the Gucci suit she donned for the Toronto premiere of my police.
jodie turner smith
She had fashionistas anxious all year long, but never more than with this incredible technicolor dream dress by Christopher John Rogers, in the Bard Premiere in Venice.
A version of this story first appeared in the December 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here for subscribe.