From wardrobe malfunctions and jewellery thefts to law suits and the loss of legends, it’s been a tough year for fashion. With much of the action happening off the runway, these are GRAZIA’s top picks for the most powerful fashion moments of the year.

Are they what you thought they’d be?

1. Lady Gaga makes a surprise appearance on the Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalk.

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2. Beyonce in her Formation music videos. Every. Single. Look.





3. Hedi Slimane says “Goodbye and FU” to Saint Laurent, following his exquisite final couture collection with a lawsuit against the French fashion house.

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4. Louis Vuitton features Jaden Smith in its Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign in support of gender fluidity.

Credit: Courtesy Louis Vuitton

5. Bill Cunningham: The industry morns the loss of the fashion legend and pioneer street style photographer, as well as icons Prince and David Bowie.

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6. The CEO of DHL snaps on Vetement’s logo mania, sporting the year’s most unlikely sell-out item.

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7. Chanel celebrates Cuba’s newly-voided travel sanctions by hosting their spectacular Cruise 2017 collection in the city of Havana.

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8. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli parted ways after 14 years together at the helm of Valentino. Both debuted solo collections for Christian Dior and the Italian fashion house respectively to critical acclaim.

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9. Prince George taps the year’s loungewear trend by meeting President Obama in his bathrobe at Kensington Palace.

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10. Kim Kardashian is robbed of $11 million worth of jewellery during her stay in Paris for fashion week. It is suggested that the reality star’s Instagrams such as the below may have provided incentive for the crime.

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11. Chrissy Teigen at the AMAs proves underwear is option, also championed by Madonna at the MET Ball and Kim Kardashian, well, everywhere pre-point nine above.

Imagery: Instagram @ChrissyTeigen