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Year in Review: Top 10 Fashion Stories of 2021

In the midst of the ever-evolving pandemic, a lot happened in 2021. From the jubilant return of some of our favorite in-person events to the statement-making outfit Kamala Harris wore at her historic inauguration to the devastating losses of some of fashion’s biggest talents. So now it’s time to look back at all of the top 2021 fashion stories that had us feeling all the feels this year.

Rewinding to January, Harris made history when she was sworn in as the first black, first asian and first woman vice president. She continued her trend of wearing black designers sporting a regal-looking purple coat and dress from Christopher John Rogers.

With recommendations for in-person gatherings shifting almost by the minute in New York City, we weren’t sure what New York Fashion Week or the Met Gala would look like this year. Both returned with a bang in September gifting us a momentary sense of normalcy in an uncertain world.

Other headlines include Fashion Month Spring 2022 being the most racially diverse season ever. Two of the biggest brands (namely Fendi and Versace) swapping creative directors for a memorable moment in Milan. Plus, the asian fashion community rallying to #StopAsianHate in the wake of increased violence during the pandemic.

Read on to see the top 2021 fashion stories that still have us talking.