TOPSHOT – A model presents a creation by Viktor and Rolf during the 2019 Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on January 23, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
'Fashion moments' have become fashion memes.
In 2019, there was plenty of wholesome sartorial meme content to be had, from over-the-top runway walks to larger-than-life red carpet gowns to, unexpectedly, a tiny CGI Star Wars character in a voluminous, Rick Owens-esque robe.
Viktor & Rolf's couture dresses took things to another level, by making dresses out of preexisting memes, that then became memes themselves.
The Met Gala did its thing, amplified by the power of camp. Céline Dion appreciated a frock with a deep, worshipful earnestness. Naomi Campbell exuded a level of serene fabulousness few others are capable of as the rain ceased for her walk down Saint Laurent's Spring 2020 runway. Even Marriage Story, with its very Los Angeles pants choices, made a good showing.
And since it's almost Christmas, why not look to Balenciaga for some tree decorating inspiration? Here, our favorite fashion memes and riffs from 2019: