The New Year is almost here, and we’ve been feeling all sorts of reflective, looking back on the fashion news stories and red-carpet dresses that made 2015. A major red-carpet dress theft? Check. Confusing retirement reports for one of today’s biggest supermodels? Check. Seriously: There was a ton.
We rounded up the most significant moments earlier this month, presenting them primed for reflection and voting. You came, saw, and clicked—now come see the winners.
Most Memorable Red Carpet Dress of 2015
Dakota Johnson is the big winner! She looked resplendent in high-shine, metallic silver Chanel at the Golden Globes, claiming 40 percent of your votes. Coming in as a clear second-place winner was Lily James and the breathtaking ballgown she wore for a Cinderella premiere (the world’s never seen a red-carpet gown more fitting for a film).
Biggest Fashion News Story of 2015
The year had a ton of action, from multiple models retiring to Reese Witherspoon’s entrance into the fashion sphere (and Justin Bieber eliciting death threats for a top model). Still, the newsy nugget that made the biggest collective impression on you? Derek Zoolander and Hansel (cough—Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) parading down Valentino’s fall 2015 runway (they scored 33.33 percent of votes). Sports Illustrated‘s plus-size model moments and H&M’s Balmain collaboration tied for the silver-medal.
Best Royal Style Moment of 2015
With two nominations, the odds were in Kate Middleton’s favor of taking the top spot. She grabbed it with with a wide lead, coming in first with 45 percent of the votes for the bright red Jenny Packham gown she wore for her first big state banquet. The dress was stunning, but had some accessories help too: The event marked only the third time she’d ever worn a tiara. The Alexander McQueen dress she wore to Princess Charlotte’s christening was your second favorite; Princess Mary’s breathtaking New Year’s Day combo took third place.
Most OMG-Worthy Red Carpet Moment of 2015
The jewels on the Versace dress Miley Cyrus wore to the Video Music Awards left little to the imagination, making it little surprise that she won the race here (she scored 42 percent of all votes). She was the award show’s host, so a big fashion splash was inevitable; this one might have been zaniest, but she had a few other major style moments throughout the night. Another naked dress came in second place too—Beyonce’s super-sheer Givenchy.