As another year comes to a close we consider another year in clothes. As is always the case, December brings with it plenty of reflection. Fashion is an area of no exception. With all the annual awards shows, fashion weeks and general celeb sightings, best dressed and worst dressed lists are popping up all over the place. With a focus on the former of the two let’s go through a few pieces of attire that have at least caused a stir of some description over the past twelve months. These are often the types that could swing either way, due to their outrageousness.
In one of the most recent roles we have Ben Whishaw. He played the reinvented ‘Q’ in the latest James Bond epic, Skyfall. He only appeared in a handful of scenes but was immaculately clad in each one, adorned in a look that could be described as computer geek meets hipster chic (although maybe that is somewhat tautologous).
You’ll be hard-pressed to find this stunner omitted from any best-dressed lists for 2013. Gwyneth shone bright in white on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards. The Tom Ford cape that she sported was a definite superhero of the night and she looked gorgeous in all respects.
The Obama Ladies
Barack Obama has obviously been in the media throughout the year leading up to his re-election as the US President. As they say: “Behind every good man there’s a good woman”. In this case it’s more like “behind every good man are three very well-dressed women”. The Obama ladies, Michelle (wife) and two daughters (Malia and Sasha) seemed to have gone all out to garner votes from everyone in the fashion industry for the 2012 elections. Michelle exuded classic style during Barack’s first term, but in 2012 their daughters really came to the party, with a graceful elegance through eye-catching garments.
As was mentioned earlier, there are just some items that are so bold, so daring, that you can only love or hate. It’s hard to describe the outfit that Marc Jacobs wore to the Met Ball in May this year. His see-through-polo-shirt-dress effort had heads turning and eyes rolling and it’s tough to say whether he was in contention for the best or worst dressed of the evening. The garment – under the Japanese fashion label, Comme des Garçons – showed off Jacobs’ torso in all its entirety and in the end it was only his white boxer shorts that were saving him from prosecution.
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Dave Peterson loves creating fashion-related content. From musing over what’s hot on the designer suits front, to reporting on some of the top fashion shows around the world, he truly has a passion for fashion.