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A Look at the Major Fashion Moments of 2023

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The Biggest Moments in Fashion This Year

Another year has come and gone, with no shortage of major milestones, shifts, and downright astounding moments worthy of stopping the presses—as to be expected in fashion. From the world-wide takeover of Barbie pink in the wake of the doll's film success, to couture looks a-plenty from fashionable risk takers à la Doja Cat and Cardi B, and design house creative director shifts, 2023 was nothing short of a banner year in fashion.

Take a look back at the red-carpet moments, remarkable fashion shows, and creative collaborations that left a mark on the fashion world this year. With all that happened in 2023, one can only imagine what 2024 has in store... but it is sure to be memorable.

KIDSUPER MEETS LOUIS VUITTON

Starting the year strong, Louis Vuitton collaborated with KidSuper founder Colm Dillane for a vibrant menswear collection.

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Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

DOJA DOES COUTURE WEEK

Doja Cat went all out covering herself in 30,000 Swarovski crystals for the Schiaparelli show.

paris, france january 23 doja cat wears red off shoulder dress, red boots outside schiaparelli during paris fashion week haute couture spring summer day one on january 23, 2023 in paris, france photo by christian vieriggetty images
Christian Vierig

GUCCI ANNOUNCES A NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sabato De Sarno, previously of Valentino, was announced to succeed Alessandro Michele as the new Creative Director at Gucci.

london, england october 10 gucci creative director sabato de sarno attends the gucci cosmos evening vernissage at 180 the strand on october 10, 2023 in london, england photo by dave benettgetty images for gucci cosmos
Dave Benett

RADIANT RIHANNA IN ALAIA

Rihanna's red Alaia fit was certainly a statement piece as the star announced her pregnancy during her Super Bowl halftime performance.

glendale, arizona february 12 rihanna performs onstage during the apple music super bowl lvii halftime show at state farm stadium on february 12, 2023 in glendale, arizona photo by gregory shamusgetty images
Gregory Shamus

HERMÉS MOVES TO WILLIAMSBURG

The French fashion house moved across the East River where it hosted its first pop-up before opening a permanent location in Brooklyn.

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Courtesy of Hermes

GWENYTH PALTROW'S COURTROOM CHIC

If Gwyneth Paltrow is guilty of anything, it's having great taste, as proven during her infamous ski accident trial.

us actress gwyneth paltrow enters the courtroom on march 22, 2023, in park city, utah where she is accused of injuring another skier, leaving him with a concussion and four broken ribs terry sanderson claims that the actor turned lifestyle influencer was cruising down the slopes so recklessly that they violently collided, leaving him on the ground as she and her entourage continued their descent down deer valley resort, a skiers only mountain known for its groomed runs, après ski champagne yurts and posh clientele photo by rick bowmer pool afp the erroneous mentions appearing in the metadata of this photo by rick bowmer has been modified in afp systems in the following manner march 22 instead of march 23 please immediately remove the erroneous mentions from all your online services and delete it them from your servers if you have been authorized by afp to distribute it them to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action we are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require photo by rick bowmerpoolafp via getty images
Rick Bowmer

LAW ROACH RETIRES

Law Roach, who has styled the likes of Zendaya and Celine Dion, announced his retirement from celebrity styling

los angeles, california march 21 law roach attends the fashion trust us awards at goya studios on march 21, 2023 in los angeles, california photo by monica schippergetty images
Monica Schipper

CREATIVE DIRECTORS QUICK DEPARTURES

It was year of quick departures for a plethora of creative directors, for example, Ludovic de Saint Sernin took only one bow for Ann Demeulemeester. It was also announced on December 1 that Matthew Williams would leave his tenure at Givenchy in early 2024 after three years with the brand.

paris, france march 04 editorial use only for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house creative director ludovic de saint sernin acknowledges the audience during the ann demeulemeester womenswear fall winter 2023 2024 show as part of paris fashion week on march 04, 2023 in paris, france photo by kristy sparowgetty images
Kristy Sparow

BRADSHAW IS BACK

And Just Like That... Carrie Bradshaw brought back her eccentric style for a second season of the highly anticipated HBO series.

new york, ny march 08 sarah jessica parker is seen on the set of and just like that on march 08, 2023 in new york city photo by jose perezbauer griffingc images
Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin

SUCCESSION SCREAMS QUIET LUXURY

The return of hit tv show Succession brought with it a fever pitch of enthusiasm around understated 'if you know, you know' luxury.

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Photograph by Macall Polay/HBO

BEYONCE X BALMAIN

Beyoncé moved from muse to collaborator in an epic collection celebrating her album Renaissance with Oliver Rousteing for Balmain.

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Courtesy of Balmain

TIFFANY'S LANDMARK OPENING

Tiffany & Co. hosted its landmark opening in NYC where stars were dripping in diamonds to celebrate the iconic brand.

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Nina Westervelt

TOM FORD TAPS OUT

Tom Ford announced his departure from the namesake label he founded nearly 20 years ago.

beverly hills, california march 12 tom ford attends the 2023 vanity fair oscar party hosted by radhika jones at wallis annenberg center for the performing arts on march 12, 2023 in beverly hills, california photo by karwai tangwireimage
Karwai Tang

LAGERFELD LIVES ON

The 2023 Met Gala theme, in honor of the late Karl Lagerfeld, meant tweed, pearls, and an eccentric red carpet of Lagerfeld-inspired attire.

new york, new york may 01 anne hathaway attends the 2023 met gala celebrating karl lagerfeld a line of beauty at the metropolitan museum of art on may 01, 2023 in new york city photo by jamie mccarthygetty images
Jamie McCarthy

CORONATION CLASS

The coronation of King Charles included royal regalia and a star studded RSVP list.

london, england may 06 katy perry and edward enninful arrive at westminster abbey ahead of the coronation of king charles iii and queen camilla on may 06, 2023 in london, england the coronation of charles iii and his wife, camilla, as king and queen of the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, and the other commonwealth realms takes place at westminster abbey today charles acceded to the throne on 8 september 2022, upon the death of his mother, elizabeth ii photo by jeff spicergetty images
Jeff Spicer

PHARRELL WILLIAMS DEBUTS FOR LOUIS VUITTON

Pharell Williams had his first Louis Vuitton men's show on Pont Neuf this past summer and then more recently a Pre-Fall 2024 collection presentation in Hong Kong.

us louis vuitton fashion designer and singer pharrell williams acknowledges the audience at the end of the louis vuitton menswear spring summer 2024 show as part of the paris fashion week on the pont neuf, central paris, on june 20, 2023 photo by julien de rosa afp photo by julien de rosaafp via getty images
JULIEN DE ROSA

CARDI B IS COOL IN COUTURE

Cardi B attended Couture Fashion Week, making sure her presence was known in garments like this feathered-and-fitted Schiaparelli dress.

paris, france july 03 cardi b attends the schiaparelli haute couture fallwinter 20232024 show as part of paris fashion week on july 03, 2023 in paris, france photo by stephane cardinale corbiscorbis via getty images
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RIP STYLE ICONS

Style icons Jane Birkin, Mary Quant, and Paco Rabanne are just a few who passed this year, leaving a fashionable legacy behind.

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IN A BARBIE WORLD

Margot Robbie brought the Mattel toy's pink wardrobe back to life on the "Barbie" movie press tour, recreating iconic looks from a historic wardrobe.

seoul, south korea july 03 actress margot robbie attends a press conference for barbie on july 03, 2023 in seoul, south korea photo by han myung guwireimage
Han Myung-Gu

SWIFT IS FULL OF SURPRISES

Taylor Swift kept audiences on their toes as she alternated designer dresses each night of her tour.

inglewood, california august 03 editorial use only no book covers taylor swift performs onstage during taylor swift the eras tour at sofi stadium on august 03, 2023 in inglewood, california photo by emma mcintyretas23getty images for tas rights management
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ANGELINA'S ATELIER

Angelina Jolie announced the launch of Atelier Jolie, a purpose-driven brand using talent from around the world.

london, england october 27 angelina jolie attending the uk gala screening of marvel studios eternals at bfi imax waterloo on october 27, 2021 in london, england photo by gareth cattermolegetty images for disney
Gareth Cattermole

FASHION MOURNS DAVIDE RENNE

Moschino's creative director Davide Renne unexpectedly passed away a mere ten days after starting his role as creative director of Moschino—a shocking, and saddening moment for the fashion world.

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Alessio Bolzoni

THE FUTURE OF PHILO

Former Chloè and Céline creative director Phoebe Philo made a highly anticipated return to fashion with a collection that sold out shortly after its release.

london june 25 phoebe philo attend the richard prince continuation private view at the serpentine gallery on june 25, 2008 in london, england photo by nick harveywireimage
Nick Harvey

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