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30.12.2011- My top five Fashion Moments of 2011

Another year over, a new one just about to begin as the old song (almost) goes. I for one can't believe how quickly the last year has flown by, and 2011 has been host to some fantastic fashion moments. Here are my top five of the year:

1) The McQueen wedding dress fit for a Princess 
After months and months of speculation, the big reveal of Kate Middleton's wedding dress at the end of April made headlines for all the right reasons. The stunning gown, designed by the creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, captured an elegance and subtlety which perfectly mirrored that of the bride, whilst simultaneously proving a sartorial choice which would endear Kate to fashionistas the world over.

2) Chanel's Métiers d'Art Collection
The Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 presentation took fashion show opulence to a whole new level. Set against the backdrop of a luxurious Indian banqueting hall, the collection showcased an array of signature Chanel designs (classic tweed jackets, monochrome suits and covetable as ever handbags) alongside some stunning Eastern inspired touches, most notably vibrant colours, beautiful embellishments and bespoke jewellery. Everything a catwalk show should be and more.

3) Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at The Met
The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art over the summer, and was a stunning retrospective of the late Lee McQueen's work. Featuring some of his best known and most admired work, and including archive pieces from collections including Highland Rape and Widows of Culloden, the exhibition was visited by over half a million people. I can only hope that it makes it home to London sometime soon.

4) Mulberry's 40th Birthday Celebrations
2011 was Mulberry's 40th year, and the landmark birthday was celebrated with an array of events- my favourite of which was a giant Bayswater undertaking a round the world trip! As well as a star-studded shindig in New York, Mulberry hosted a series of parties at locations all over the globe throughout the year, culminating in an amazing presentation for SS12 at London Fashion Week. Here's to the next 40 years!

5) The Rise of the Teen Idol
Finally, there is no doubt that this year has been the year of the teenager. Whether it was Oscar nominated fifteen year old Hailee Steinfeld making waves as the face of Miu Miu's autumn ad campaign, Dakota and Elle Fanning gracing the cover of the December issue of W, or Chloë Moretz proving she's as kick-ass on the red carpet as she is in the movies, these three have made a real impact over the last year, and I'm sure 2012 will prove even brighter for them.

What have been your fashion highlights of 2011? And what are you looking forward to in 2012?

(Image credit: Google Images,, Mulberry, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and W Magazine.)


  1. aaw the wedding was lovely wasn't it? I don't know what my fave fashion moment is... maybe Kate Moss and her huge wedding entourage? x

  2. I love Kate and her gorgeous wedding gown! I think she's such a good role models for girls. I do wish she'd flatiron her hair so I could see what it looks like straight.

    Mabel Time

  3. The royal wedding was such a highlight of the year, Kate Middleton is a fab role model x

  4. Kate's wedding dress will go down in history, I remember squealing when I saw it and how beautiful she looked.



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