Every year has its own fashion darlings, this year is no exception. For me this was the fashion year of Hollywood's latest sweetheart, an actual queen and a member of that boy band beside all of the usual best dressed listers.
Being A) Jennifer Lawrence and B) the face of Christian Dior, she just couldn't do wrong. Teaming up with Christian Dior was a rather unexpected, but very, very good move. By the time Jen had her ultimate fashion moment of the year, dramatically falling on the stairs of the Oscar stage last February, she had worn half a dozen of the greatest Dior Couture gowns, already securing a place on this list. The rest of the year, especially at all of the Catching Fire premieres and press moments, another bunch of Raf Simons' masterpieces and beautiful other designer ensembles followed.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
It really was Máxima's year. She started the year still holding the title of Princess. But when Queen Beatrix decided to abdicate and her husband the Prince of Orange was following in her footsteps, she got the title of Queen. It also meant dozens of special appearances to make and of course most importantly the day of Prince Willem-Alexander's inauguration as King. Kicking of the official festivities she wore a beautiful Valentino gown, but on the actual day of the inauguration she wore an exquisite royal blue gown by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. Later that day she wore another beautiful Jan Taminiau gown, this time in a burgundy colour.
You might just have seen my Harry Styles inspired Christmas outfit. An early hint of him showing up on my best dressed list. Often wearing items such as (black skinny) jeans and Chelsea boots and designers like Saint Laurent Paris and Burberry Prorsum in these rock-ish combinations, I think he is easily one of the best dressed men of the year (and definitely the best dressed from his boy band colleagues). Rather unexpected I have to say. I would never have guessed Harry Styles would be on this list just a few months ago. I guess winning the Elle Style award was the final push.