Will drooling over beautiful dresses being worn by even more beautiful women solve any of the world’s problems? No. But it’s fun, so we’re gonna keep doing it. Here, 17 red carpet looks from the past year that we’re still not over.
Rihanna in Comme des GARÇONS at the Met Gala
If you remember, bad gal Riri was one of the only celebs to truly stick to this year’s Met Gala theme. For this, and everything else she does, we’re thankful.
Zoe Kravitz in Dior at the Emmys
More like Big Little Flies, are we right? (Sorry, feather joke.)
Solange in Gucci at the Grammys
Metallic. Pleats. Shoulder flourish. Slit. For ordinary humans this dress would be way too much. Fortunately, Solange is extraordinary.
Emma Stone in Chanel at the BAFTA Awards
Our new favorite “suit.”
Gal Gadot in Altuzarra at the Premiere of “Justice League”
A golden goddess gown is only fitting for the queen of the Amazons, don’t you think?
Issa Rae in Christian Siriano at the Golden Globes
Yes, a million bucks is exactly what you should look like at your first major red carpet.
Nicole Kidman in Gucci at the SAG Awards
If wearing parrots on your shoulders is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Ruth Negga in Valentino at the Academy Awards
As fashion newcomer of the year, every little detail is scrutinized, down to your light blue ACLU ribbon. Luckily, all were on point.
Zendaya in Zuhair Murad Couture at the MTV Movie Awards
When we were 21, we wore dresses that inspired our parents to ask what they did wrong. When Zendaya was 21, she wore dresses that inspired a nation to reconsider chartreuse.
Sarah Paulson in Prada at the Met Gala
One of our all-time favorite ladies, making a strong case for dressing like a rich doyenne in her fancy pajamas.
Tracee Ellis Ross in Jenny Packham at the amfAR Gala
Yes, this is a reference to her mom’s unforgettable style, and no, we couldn’t love it any more.
Celine Dion in Stephane Rolland Haute Couture at the Billboard Music Awards
This year saw something of a Celine Dion-naissance—most importantly a return of her insistence on having an absolute blast with fashion.
Sara Bareilles in Naeem Khan at the Tony Awards
For all the drama avant-garde looks bring, sometimes a sparkly lace gown is just what you need.
Thandie Newton in Monse at the Golden Globes
You know the fire emoji? This is that in dress form.
Zoe Saldana in Gucci at the LACMA Art + Film Gala
Saldana earned a spot on this very list last year wearing Gucci to the same event. Good to see she isn’t resting on her laurels.
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa at the Golden Globes
She looks like the most ornate candlestick we’ve ever seen, and we say that with nothing but pure jealousy.
Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli at the Cannes Film Festival
One thing we can say for certain about Kendall Jenner: Girl knows how to make an entrance.