A Recap – 2010 the year in Fashion

Here we go, looking back at all the top most memorable moments in fashion in 2010. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful – we have it covered. Let’s just say some things happened and it will never be the same again, but there were also wonderful moments that are hard to forget. Here’s a summary:

Starting things off with a funny shot – Chris Brown backstage with Jean Paul Gaultier during the Fall/Winter 10/11 menswear fashion week in Paris. How IRONIC this picture is, it just cracks you up doesn’t it?

Mulberry Alexa was launched in mid-January. The unexpected ‘IT’ bag arrived in the scene and it carried that status through out the entire year. It has been a VERY good year for Mulberry, with the hit Target collection as a bonus.

Alexander McQueen committed suicide on 11 February – during the starting of fashion month Fall/Winter 10/11. Definitely the most shocking and depressing news of the year.

Burberry Prorsum became the first major fashion house to stream its runway show live in 3D.

Vogue Turkey, the 18th edition of all international Vogue titles, was launched in March, featuring Jessica Stam on the cover photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

Karl Lagerfeld became ‘Karl Konfused’ during the last show of his eponymous line when he got lost during the finale. Quite a funny moment – watch it here.

Fashion influencers Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs put the curves back in trend with their directional Fall/Winter 10/11 collection. Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr and Karolina Kurkova took the chance to make their cross-over back to high fashion thanks to fashion’s new appreciation… of what? Oh curves. And who says TV show Mad Men doesn’t have a part in this.

Zoe Saldana stole the show at the Oscars – wearing a daring and very, very stunning Givenchy couture on the red carpet and while presenting an award.

The modeling industry in New York went through a major shift when Paul Rowland left Supreme/Women to join Ford. Since then Karmen Pedaru and Anna Jadgodzinska have joined the agency from Next.

Liu Wen was announced as the first ever asian spokesmodel for Estee Lauder!

Giles Deacon became the fifth designer to take the hem at Emanuel Ungaro since the original founder left. Lindsay Lohan officially made her exit after her much joked about reign at the Parisian house.

Dean and Dan of DSquared2, Roberto Cavalli and Henry Holland all graced our shores for the Audi Fashion Festival 2010. Supermodel Carmen Kass was here too!

Christian Dior staged a huge Resort 2011 show in Shanghai with celebs and Dior muses Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard in attendance. This further strengthened the fact that China is the new market all fashion houses should flock to.

The Costume Institute Gala 2010 paid tribute to American Woman. Anna Wintour showed up in Chanel couture as usual and Lady Gaga performed (but skipped the red carpet!)

Capture this red carpet moment – Cate Blanchett in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen pre-fall gown at the Cannes Film Festival. What a vision, Cate can do no wrong!

Jean Paul Gaultier leaves Hermes. Christophe Lemaire from Lacoste to take over.

Marc Jacobs finally won CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award after four nominations. This year he is finally The Bride! Not the bridesmaid to a winning designer anymore.

Renown photographer Peter Lindberg marked his return to Vogue with a 14 page editorial in the July issue starring Ewan McGregor and Natalia Vodianova.

January Jones attended the Emmy Awards in a show-stopping Versace couture masterpiece. Donatella’s new muse, no?

Numero China was launched. The first issue, with two different covers of Liu Wen, was out in September.

New York Fashion Week moved to its new home at Lincoln Center from Bryant Park with a bang – holding the Fashion’s Night Out show at the beginning of Spring/Summer 2011 fashion month.

Olivier Theyskens finally got a job. Debuting his first collection in over a year for Theory during New York Fashion Week.

News broke that Nicola Formichetti has been officially appointed as the creative director of Thierry Mugler.

Tom Ford marked his return to fashion with a top secret intimate presentation of his Spring/Summer 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week with Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Daphne Guinness, Julia Roitfeld guest-walking during the show.

Vogue Paris celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a Masquerade-themed ball. Carine Roitfeld wore a fierce barely there leopard print Givenchy piece.

Emma Watson became an immediate style icon after trimming her hair to a pixie short style, grabbing all the attention at the Harry Potter movie premieres with fashionable choices from Vionnet to Marios Schwab to Calvin Klein.

Little known menswear designer Billy Reid took home this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fund Awards top price of $300,000.

Lanvin for H&M launches in stores on 20th November and shoppers from every corner of the world went crazy for a piece of affordable Lanvin.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was taped in November – featuring a handful of first timers/high fashion crossovers like Lily Donaldson, Magdalena Fracowiak, Jaquelyn Jablonski and Constance Jablonski.

Mary Katrantzou won the 2010 Swiss Textile Awards, pocketing a total of €100,000 in prize money.

Prince William and Kate Middleton (in an ISSA dress) announced their engagement, and the game of guessing-of-who’s-the-wedding-dress-designer began.

Celine’s Phoebe Philo was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. Lara Stone won Model of the Year while British brands Mulberry and Burberry also bagged awards from the night. Overall, this has been a very profitable and successful year for these three brands under the creative direction of Phoebe Philo, Emma Hill and Christopher Bailey.

In a news that sent the fashion world through shock waves, Carine Roitfeld announced her resignsation from Vogue Paris after 10 years with the magazine about a week before Christmas. No replacement has been named yet.

The Valentino Past/Present/Future Exhibition opens at Singapore’s Resorts World. This will be the last stop for the exhibition after showing at Paris and Australia.