What the celebrities wore this year was snapped up eagerly by the fashion paparazzi, and inspired some of their fans to dress the same. Here is Vogue magazine’s top 10 of the best-dressed women in 2017, with the names not ranked in any particular order.
Claire Foy: She attended the premiere of The Crown Season 2 in London, Britain, on 21 November. The Breathe actress, 33, was a breath of fresh air on red carpets and in movie premieres with her choices of Valentino, Gucci and Oscar de la Renta garb. She was also classy in her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown.
Ruth Negga: She attended the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on 26 February. The Irish-European actress, 35, who picked up Oscar and Golden Globe nominations this year for her role in historical film Loving, flitted between “tough and polished” on multiple red-carpet appearances.
Nicole Kidman: The actress looked elegant at a premiere for The Beguiled in Los Angeles, California, US, on 12 June. At 50, she no longer has to prove anything to anyone, so she dresses as she pleases. But she knows what works well for her – high-necked, waist-cinching gowns that frame her willowy body fetchingly.
Solange: The singer looked quirky at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between in New York City, US, on 1 May. The 31-year-old singer steps out of her famous sister Beyonce’s shadow with a Grammy win this year for R&B performance for Cranes In The Sky. Like Beyonce, she is also in tune with how to stand out sartorially in a crowd.
Natalie Portman: The actress was seen at the 31st American Cinematheque Awards Gala – Show in Beverly Hills, California, US, on 10 November. The Dior ambassador, 36, carried her duties with style even as she was pregnant while promoting her Jackie movie.
Brigitte Macron: The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron has a mind of her own, wearing whatever she wants. The 63-year-old has been togged in leather leggings, miniskirts and Louis Vuitton frock coats.
Emma Stone: The actress looked her best at the ninth Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, on 11November. The Oscar winner is in the money, overtaking Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-paid actress. Forbes said she earned US$26 million this year and becoming a Louis Vuitton ambassador in October.
Rihanna: The singer was seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between in New York City, US, on 1 May. None can forget her all-conquering Comme des Garcons splash at the Met Gala in May. The 29-year-old also made others beautiful with her Fenty Beauty line and is part of a stellar female cast in heist movie Ocean’s 8.
Zoe Kravitz: The actress was seen at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, on 17 September. Heads up, the Big Little Lies actress, 29, wins with her playful fashion sense, starting from the top, with her hair colour morphing from brunette to bleached.
Zendaya: She looked gorgeous on Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, US, on 13 November. The 21-year-old social media sensation shows many shades of her chameleon persona, even dressing like a butterfly in promoting her movie The Greatest Showman. Her stylist said, “You still haven’t seen her do anything super sexy. She has a huge respect for the younger girls who’ve grown up with her and the ones who are discovering her now”.