LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Cardi B, winner of the Favorite Hip-Hop Song award, poses in the Press Room at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Making up for more than a year of lost looks, 2021 resurrected the red carpet just enough to quench our sartorial thirst. Starved for beauty throughout 2020, this year saw the resurgence of in-person gatherings, causing our favorite celebs and tastemakers to take full advantage. Opting for show-stopping colors and silhouettes, A-listers took to the red carpet in overtly opulent designs and surrealist styles. From the sheer naked dresses of Dakota Johnson and Megan Fox to the completely shrouded Kim Kardashian appearance in Balenciaga, this year saw a wide spectrum of style statements. With film premieres, the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, the Met Gala, and more events restored, so too was our supply of mesmerizing red carpet ensembles.

As we continue on in our style stargazing, GRAZIA looks back on a year filled with the most indelible fashion moments to grace the red carpet.

Lady Gaga in Gucci

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Lady Gaga attends the UK Premiere Of “House of Gucci” at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on November 09, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Cardi B in Schiaparelli

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Cardi B attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 03: Dakota Johnson attends the red carpet of the movie “The Lost Daughter” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

Zendaya in Balmain

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 03: Zendaya attends the red carpet of the movie “Dune” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)

Bella Hadid in Schiaparelli

CANNES, FRANCE – JULY 11: Bella Hadid attends the “Tre Piani (Three Floors)” screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 11, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was created using a starburst filter) Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Rihanna in Balenciaga

TOPSHOT – Barbadian singer Rihanna arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York. – This year’s Met Gala has a distinctively youthful imprint, hosted by singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka, none of them older than 25. The 2021 theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Timothée Chalamet in Alexander McQueen

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Timothée Chalamet attends the “Dune” UK Special Screening at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Michaela Coel in Christopher John Rogers

LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 19: Michaela Coel from I May Destroy You attends the 73RD EMMY AWARDS on Sunday, Sept. 19 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)

Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Kaia Gerber attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

Regina King in custom Louis Vuitton

THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC via Getty Images)
REGINA KING

Dua Lipa in Versace

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Dua Lipa attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Cynthia Erivo in Oscar de la Renta

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 11: Cynthia Erivo attends the closing ceremony red carpet during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 11, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner in Givenchy

Kendall Jenner Best Outfits 2021
US model Kendall Jenner arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York. – This year’s Met Gala has a distinctively youthful imprint, hosted by singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka, none of them older than 25. The 2021 theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Billy Porter in Ashi Studio

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Billy Porter attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion in Dolce & Gabbana

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Florence Welch in Gucci

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Florence Welch attends the 2021 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

Quannah Chasinghorse in Peter Dundas

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Quannah Chasinghorse attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

Jennifer Lopez in Georges Hobeika

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the red carpet of the movie “The Last Duel” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Megan Fox in Mugler

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Megan Fox attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Elle Fanning in Balmain

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 15: Elle Fanning attends the 2021 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on November 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for InStyle)

Harry Styles in Gucci

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Harry Styles attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Rina Sawayama in Richard Quinn

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Rina Sawayama attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé

THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC via Getty Images)AMANDA SEYFRIED

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann and Timothée Chalamet in Tom Ford

CANNES, FRANCE – JULY 12: Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet attends the “The French Dispatch” screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie in Versace

ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 24: Angelina Jolie attends the red carpet of the movie “Eternals” during the 16th Rome Film Fest 2021 on October 24, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
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