50 BEST DRESSED
Who won fashion in 2018? Meet this year’s most outrageously elegant originals
WE round up the most fashionable celebrities of 2018, from Jennifer Lopez to Yara Shahidi
1 JENNIFER LOPEZ Whether she’s redefining couples-style goals with A-rod or turning heads in yet another jaw-dropping Versace gown, one thing’s for sure: Jenny from the block has never looked better.
2 CATE BLANCHETT
Sophisticated and avant-garde, Blanchett is right at home in velvet, feathers, sequins, and pretty much anything else she throws on. Let’s just say we wouldn’t want to follow her on the step and repeat.
3 ZOË KRAVITZ
Daytime pastels, peekaboo cropped tops… It’s hard to predict what fashion’s resident cool girl will try next—and that’s just how she likes it. “Her style is very connected to her mood,” says stylist Andrew Mukamal.
When it comes to sartorial choices, Zendaya always goes with her gut. “She loves looks that feel light,” says stylist Law Roach. “When she puts something on and we have an aha moment, that’s when we know it’s a winner.”
Forget the slinky dresses. Now that Riri’s a power player in the fashion and beauty worlds, she’s dressing like a boss. Her daily uniform of oversize jackets and joggers is both badass and entirely original.
6 SARAH PAULSON
Of all the boldly colored gowns Paulson wore this year, one shone brighter than the rest for the star. “My neon green Prada [right] was extraordinary,” she says. “I felt like an extraterrestrial in couture.”
7 KRISTEN STEWART
Stewart does Coco proud when she leaves the heels at home and brings her rebellious tomboy spirit to Chanel’s latest offerings.
CHARLIZE THERON in GIVENCHY
LIYA KEBEDE in SONIA RYKIEL
NICOLE KIDMAN in GIVENCHY
11 YARA SHAHIDI
“What you wear is an extension of who you want to be—that’s what makes it so much fun.”
12 MILLIE BOBBY BROWN
Brown is the only 14-year-old we know who can take schoolyard staples, like Converse sneakers and cheerleading skirts, and make them look chic (with a capital C). Call it high end meets high school.
KERRY WASHINGTON in ATELIER VERSACE
MARGOT ROBBIE in LOUIS VUITTON
RUTH NEGGA in MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
in CHRISTOPHER KANE
17 LAURA HARRIER
Harrier has a distinct way of describing her effortlessly cool sense of style: “It’s like Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and Françoise Hardy had a baby,” she says.
in BRANDON MAXWELL
in a GIORGIO ARMANI suit
20 CONSTANCE WU
“The fashion in Constance’s film Crazy Rich Asians was such a focal point, we wanted to have the same kind of impact on the red carpet,” says stylist Micaela Erlanger, who outfitted Wu in a string of high-wattage looks including this Ralph & Russo creation (right) that featured more than 200,000 crystals.
21 LILY COLLINS
“I’m not afraid to let my clothing have a voice,” says Collins. So what’s been speaking to her lately? “Vintage sportswear, power suits, and anything white because it’s so bright and fresh.”
22 PRIYANKA CHOPRA
“I’m feeling very feminine this year,” says Chopra, who has recently adopted a fetching rotation of airy day dresses and streamlined minis. Perhaps it’s because she’s in love? Either way, we’re smitten.
23 WHOOPI GOLDBERG
in CHRISTIAN SIRIANO
24 ELLE FANNING
Twenty-year-old Fanning has an elegance that hearkens back to Old Hollywood. “Thank you, Maison Valentino, for making me feel like Grace Kelly,” she said of her colorblock couture gown for the Berlin International Film Festival.
25 JUDITH LIGHT
Brocade, stripes, snakeskin, oh my! Light shines bright in classics served up with a dash of eccentricity.
26 BRIE LARSON
in SCOTCH & SODA
27 GEMMA CHAN
in OSCAR DE LA RENTA
28 CAROLYN MURPHY
in GABRIELA HEARST
29 JANELLE MONÁE
in NICOLAS JEBRAN
30 NAOMI CAMPBELL
in CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC
31 MICHELLE MONAGHAN
Monaghan’s style mantra? “Less is more,” she says. “Most of the time. Until it’s not, and then go for it, darling.”
KATE SPADE NEW YORK