The most talked about red carpet looks of 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter

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This was the year that live events — and, by extension, red carpet pageantry — came back in full force, pulling showbiz fashionistas out of hibernation and instantly creating new icons. The result was an explosion of creativity where the animators’ goal was to be talked about at all costs, no matter how many rules had to be broken. Below, the Red Carpet Renegades that drew the most attention in 2022.

Jason Blum

Spooked guests at Blumhouse’s Halloween party by dressing up as the killer doll from the studio’s upcoming horror movie M3GAN🇧🇷

Jason Blum

Jason Blum

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bad rabbit

Collaborated with Burberry’s Ricardo Tisci on a Met Gala look that fused masculine and feminine styles from Puerto Rico’s golden age.

bad rabbit

bad rabbit

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Timothée Chalamet

Elevated her shirtless Oscar in a Haider Ackermann backless top in Venice.

Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet

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Julia Fox

Temporarily shifted the conversation away from Will Smith at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a gothic dress and purse apparently made from human hair.

Julia Fox

Julia Fox

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Bella Hadid

She modeled an emperor’s new clothes look at the Coperni show at Paris Fashion Week, with a white fiber gown sprayed directly onto her nearly naked body.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

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Jeremy O. Harris

It showed its primary colors in the QA Men of the Year Party.

Jeremy O. Harris

Jeremy O. Harris

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Oscar Isaac

Calves displayed in a Thom Browne skirt suit in moon knightopens in London in March.

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac

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Allison Janney

Showed sheer courage in the sheer black Naeem Khan dress she wore to the People we hate in marriage premiere.

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

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kim kardashian

She walked up the Met Gala steps in one of the most iconic dresses of all time, the glittering Jean Louis gown that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy, and which Kardashian borrowed from Ripley’s Believe It or Not .

kim kardashian

kim kardashian

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Kim Kardashian (again)

She wrapped herself in Balenciaga duct tape at Paris Fashion Week, before distancing herself from the brand because of a controversial ad campaign.

kim kardashian

kim kardashian

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Heidi Klum

He redefined “doing the worm” with his unbeatable New York City Halloween costume.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

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Lil Nas X

Proved her runway cred several times this year, but especially with her live performance at Vogue World, right in New York, in a silver top and lame pants, complete with her favorite stuffed animal, Slush the Husky.

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X

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Blake Lively

She incorporated the “Gilded Glamor” theme of the Met Gala – which she co-chaired – with a Versace gown inspired by New York City landmarks including the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and the Statue of Liberty.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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lizzo

I sailed to the VMAs in a voluminous black Jean Paul Gaultier number, which she later joked about on Twitter (“My stylist: How much fabric do you want to use? Me: Yeah”).

lizzo

lizzo

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brad pitt

Took off a custom skirt by Haans Nicholas Mott at a Berlin exhibition Bullet train in July.

brad pitt

brad pitt

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Florence Pugh

Set the internet ablaze (as usual) with two sheer pieces by Valentino at Paris Fashion Week.

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Walked the Emmy red carpet for the first time in a stunning custom Brandon Blackwood gown.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Rihanna

She turned her belly into a spectacular accessory until the birth of her son in May.

Rihanna

Rihanna

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taylor russel

stole her spotlight bones and all co-star Timothée Chalamet in a look from Schiaparelli’s Fall 2022 haute couture show.

taylor russel

taylor russel

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Kristen Stewart

Appeared at the Oscars in Chanel shorts.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

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harry styles

Greened the red carpet in the Gucci suit he donned for the Toronto premiere of my policeman🇧🇷

harry styles

harry styles

Jodie Turner-Smith

Fashionistas have been anxious all year round, but never more so than this amazing technicolor dream dress by Christopher John Rogers, at the bard debut in Venice.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith

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A version of this story first appeared in the Dec. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe🇧🇷