The year has been packed with unforgettable fashion. Of course, one of the most memorable and Instagrammed events was September’s Met gala. Among the flashiest dressed stars was Lil Nas X, who wore three outfits, including a metallic gold suit and a bedazzled jumpsuit. A glammed-out Billie Eilish and dapper Frank Ocean made the event even more unbelievably chic.
Cardi B shone on Instagram this past year, whether she was showing off her Hermès Birkin collection or purchasing a home in full leopard print. One of the most standout moments was when the rapper traveled to Paris in an electric green Richard Quinn jumpsuit and visited the Arc de Triomphe.
Other memorable ’grams included Marc Jacobs’s snapshot of his power lunch with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons; Justin Beiber getting in touch with his tender side and wearing a charming necklace of playful baubles with a black suit; and Dua Lipa becoming a Y2K princess thanks to her love for Blumarine, butterflies, and all-things aughties. Speaking of Lipa, her stylist, Lorenzo Posocco, has also been looking incredibly chic over the past 365 days.
There were also some truly funny posts. On Halloween, Rihanna decided to dress up as the rapper Gunna. And just like the fashion risk taker, she donned a pair of loose shorts, a Dior sheer top, a neckful of chains, and a pair of Rick Owens boots. The look was such a sartorial hoot that it sent the fashion-verse into a viral spiral.
And while Instagram was full of double-tap looks, it also gave us an opportunity to observe how people are developing their personal style. Over the past few months, we’ve watched Kim Kardashian go through her tabula rasa Balenciaga phase. Jonah Hill has been volleying between surf bro and slick ambassador of The Row. (Either way, he’s having fun and looking great.) Finally, Kristen McMenamy has enjoyed a second coming in fashion thanks to her constantly updated feed of outré outfits and fabulous captions. Looking great and having fun—isn’t that what fashion is all about?
Here, see the best fashion Instagrams of the year.