The Biggest Fashion Moments To Relive From 2017

From the unforgettable runway shows to the standout models.

From the unforgettable runway shows to the standout models.

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The OG Supermodels Reunite On the Runway

Versace's Spring 2018 show paid tribute to the fashion house's late founder, Gianni Versace, 20 years after his tragic death. Along with a collection that brought back Gianni's most iconic designs, the special show reunited the original '90s supermodels on the runway. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen all walked hand-in-hand beside Donatella for an incredible finale walk—making for the greatest fashion week moment of the year.

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The Cast of 'Moonlight' Gets A Calvin Klein Campaign

On the heels of their big Oscar win, the cast of Moonlight landed their first-ever fashion campaign, starring in Calvin Klein Underwear's Spring 2017 ads. Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, and Alex Hibbert all appeared in the black and white photos shot by Willy Vanderperre.

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Rihanna Wins The Met Gala Theme

Once again, Rihanna showed up to the Met Gala schooling everyone on how to dress for a theme. The singer was one of the few attendees to actually adhere to the Rei Kawakuba avant-garde theme, wearing one of the designer's Fall 2016 looks (which was also featured in the Met exhibit). And let's not forget the lace-up heels that tied up her entire leg.

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The Women's March Hits The Runway

The year kicked off with the incredible Women's March that took place across the entire globe—and the fashion industry didn't sit the movement out. Showing solidarity, Missoni staged a pussy hat march of their own at Milan Fashion Week in February. Models wore Missoni's pink striped rendition of the iconic accessory for a powerful finale moment that was both uplifting and empowering.

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Fashion Mourns The Loss of A Legend

Legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away at the age of 77 in November, causing the industry to mourn the tragic loss. The revolutionary designer, oft known as the "king of cling," left a mark on the fashion world with his groundbreaking designs and is responsible for helping launch Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford to international success. In July, he showed his final couture show after a six year hiatus, which Campbell opened.

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Kaia Gerber Makes Her Runway Debut

The 16-year-old had a breakout season after making her runway debut at Calvin Klein during New York Fashion Week. Gerber went on to walk shows like Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Versace, Miu Miu, and Chanel in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, proving she's definitely inherited her supermodel mother's runway genes.

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Leslie Jones Makes Fashion Week Fun Again

The award for best front row attendee of the year goes to Leslie Jones, who had the greatest time ever attending Christian Siriano's Spring 2018 show in September. The actress/comedian brought some serious fun to the typically quiet and stuffy front row scene. As Siriano's designs walked the runway, Jones cheered, clapped, and shouted things like "YASSS" and "YOU WORK, GIRL!" at the models. Invite her to every runway show from now on, please.

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Penelope Cruz Gets Cast As Donatella Versace

American Crime Story announced its next season would be 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace,' recounting the events surrounding Gianni Versace's tragic 1997 murder. The series tapped none other than Penelope Cruz to star as Donatella Versace and the Oscar-winning actress is a dead-ringer for the designer in the first official photos. The series is set to debut in early 2018.

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Saint Laurent Stages A Show Under The Eiffel Tower

Saint Laurent kicked off Paris Fashion Week's Spring 2018 collections with the most epic show venue: the Eiffel Tower. As models hit the runway, the iconic French monument lit up and sparkled in the background, making for a goosebumps-inducing moment.

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The Internet Loses It Over Balenciaga's Ikea Lookalike Tote

When Twitter noticed the similarities between Balenciaga's $2,145 tote and Ikea's $0.99 cent take-home bag, everyone completely lost it. The hilarious Ikea vs. Balenciaga memes and tweets led to Ikea trolling the fashion house with a cheeky print campaign titled, "How to identify an original Ikea Frakta bag."

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