Most Memorable Style Moments of the Year
THE THIRD-HAND DRESS
In the ultimate fashion faux pas, the Nina Ricci dress worn by SJP to the Sex and the City premiere had already been worn twice, which Parker called “unethical and disappointing.”
LINDSAY LOHAN at a Harper’s Bazaar shoot in 2007.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER at the premiere of Sex and the City in N.Y.C. on May 28.
LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO at the Met Gala in N.Y.C. on May 5.
RACHAEL RAY‘S SCARF SNAFU
In May, Dunkin’ Donuts pulled an ad featuring Rachael Ray after complaints that the fringed black-and-white scarf she wore too closely resembled a kaffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress. In a statement, the company responded that the scarf did not support Muslim extremism but had a “paisley design.”
- BLACK POWER
- Italian Vogue devoted its July 2008 issue to black models. Featuring Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Chanel Iman and Tyra Banks, the issue challenged the notion that such covers do not sell.
KATIE HOLMES (with ever-fashionable daughter Suri) in New York City Aug. 7.
- BRINGING BAGGY BACK?
- Ditching her sophisticated style, Katie Holmes unveiled a new look—rolled jeans, baggy cardigan and flats—while rehearsing for her Broadway play.
MARC IN A SKORT!
On Sept. 9 in New York City, arbiter of cool Marc Jacobs closed his spring 2009 Marc by Marc Jacobs runway show wearing one of the most decidedly uncool of garments…a plaid skort! Hipsters, take note.
College student Maria Markova claimed that Lohan took her $12,000 mink from an N.Y.C. nightclub the night of Jan. 25. Days after photos of Lohan in a similar coat surfaced, Markova’s coat was returned to her.
MARIA MARKOVA in the coat in May.
LINDSAY LOHAN in N.Y.C. the afternoon of Jan. 26.
DAVID BECKHAM in his whiplash-inducing Armani ad.
- BECKS BARES ALL
- In February, David Beckham looked abs-olutely amazing in his first ad campaign as the face of Armani.
YVES SAINT LAURENT R.I.P.
Legendary designer and innovator Yves Saint Laurent, who defied the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits, died June 1, marking the end of a style era.