There is never a dull moment in the fashion world and 2014 was no exception. From designer comings and goings to the biggest controversies in plus size news,we’ve got the 9 biggest fashion moments in 2014.
Fashion Moments 2014
#1: The Loss Of a Legend
It’s always sad when the biggest fashion moment is one of loss. At 82 years old and after a fifty year career Oscar de la Renta passed away on October 20.
#2 Goodbye to Gaultier
After 38 years, Jean Paul Gaultier shuttered his Ready-to-Wear line at Spring Fashion Week in Paris. He will focus on the couture brand.
#3: Gucci Musical Chairs
After flying high during the Tom Ford years, Gucci has been suffering both sliding brand caché and profit margin, leading to the exits of Creative Director Frida Giannini and her husband and CEO Patrizio di Marco.
#4: Met Gala/Costume Institute
Every year, the gala makes headlines with celebs sporting iconic gowns and meshing with fashion elite. This year was no different but did herald the re-opening of the Costume Institute and the Anna Wintour gallery.
#5: Record Breaking Runways
Cotton, Inc. set the Guinness record for longest continuous fashion show with their 24-hour runway event in Miami.
#6: Farewell Full Figured Fashion Week
The first and best known event for plus size fashion lovers called it quits, with Full Figured Fashion Week celebrating its last runway show in June. One of the saddest fashion moments of 2014 for plus size gals.
#7: Keeping up with Kendall
From reality showgirl to runway starlet, Kendall Jenner made a name for herself as a legit super model, walking in shows for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Chanel.
#8: Bellies of the Ball
From Kerry Washington to Blake Lively and Hayden Panettiere, moms-to-be proved that 2014 was the year of pregnancy chic.
#9: Plus Size in the News
Eloquii made a comeback, Lane Bryant launched designer collections, Melissa McCarthy called out red carpet designers and Abercrombie & Fitch and Lululemon came out against plus sizes. Candice Huffine made the Pirelli calendar and let’s not forget the fatkini trend. In terms of major fashion moments of 2014, plus size fashion had its fair share.
Sources / Photo Credits:
Kerry Washington – Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com, Oscar de la Renta – Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com, Kendall Jenner – Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com, FFFWeek and Anna Wintour gallery taken live by therunway+