Billy Porter wins the year in style by championing gender fluidity — most memorably by stepping out in February in a black velvet tuxedo gown and bolero jacket, designed by inclusive fashion designer Christian Siriano, at the 91st Academy Awards.
One-upping herself, Jennifer Lopez created a jaw-dropping moment that shut down Milan Fashion Week when she sauntered down the runway at the spring 2020 Versace show in a new, even more revealing riff on that jungle-print Grammys dress from 20 years ago — looking better than ever.
Of Lady Gaga’s many standout looks in 2019, her periwinkle blue Valentino haute couture gown (with hair dyed to match), finished off with $5 million worth of Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry for the Golden Globes took top prize.
Also on the list — highlights of 2019 as it was next-to-impossible to narrow all the year’s amazing ensembles to just 10 — are Gemma Chan at the Oscars (fuschia Valentino couture with pockets), Beyonce at the Lion King premiere in the U.K. (in a golden goddess gown with a slit up to there), Zendaya at the Emmys (channeling Poison Ivy), Chadwick Boseman at the SAG Awards (rocking $35,000 worth of brooches) and Elle Fanning at the Cannes Film Festival (Old Hollywood glam in new “New Look” Dior).
Keep reading to see all of the year's top looks.