For reasons both good and bad, 2017 was a historic year in showbiz, and it would have been easy for the good news to fly under the radar. However, amid the commotion there is always the matter of red carpet fashion to distract us.

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The end of the year has made us reflect on the fashion highs of 2017. From the Oscars to the Grammys, Emmys to the Golden Globes, stars come from far and wide dressed in the best that the fashion industry has to offer. We've reviewed the greatest fashion moments from the biggest red carpet events of the year. Make sure to check out our Instagram (@varsityfashionuk) for more!

10. Stranger Things at the Emmys, September 2017

Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin - aka the cast of Stranger Things - turned out to this year's Emmys in force. Okay, we might be cheating with four outfits here but you can't break up the party. The boys were out to impress in Prada, Balmain, Ted Baker, and Garçon Couture.

9. Winnie Harlow at the Fashion Awards, December 2017

You wanna Supermodel pose like mi real friend Winnie 🚨

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The Fashion Awards 2017, held in London, were a natural breeding ground for a range of red carpet looks. However, it was Winnie Harlow’s Brandon Maxwell ensemble which stood out. The look was made up of a cream knit sweater and a pale mint green full skirt with a striking thigh-high split. 

8. Tessa Thompson at the Emmys, September 2017

Making rainbow glamorous, Tessa wowed in this shimmering showstopper from Rosie Assoulin.

7. Blake Lively at the Golden Globes, January 2017

At red carpet events, it seems that Blake Lively can do no wrong. While Lively can be seen to experiment with her red carpet looks, this custom Atelier Versace gown was classic and timeless. The gold detailing against the black accentuated a post-pregnancy body most of us could only dream of, and with Ryan Reynolds on her arm, Lively was certainly a winner.

6. Rihanna at the Valerian Paris premiere, July 2017

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Showcasing a number from the Prada Fall collection, the pop star reminded us why no Top 10 is complete without her.

5. Lorde at the MTV Video Music Awards, August 2017


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Lorde’s lilac tulle gown, by Monique Lhuillier, was instantly eye-catching. The VMAs are a red carpet event where celebs usually experiment with more avant-garde fashion, yet Lorde chose to keep things simple, elegant and ethereal. Paired with minimal hair and makeup, Lorde was an easy favourite for best-dressed. 

4. Halsey at the Grammys, February 2017

I creep, yeaaaa. Jus keep it on the down low 😈

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Effortlessly cool, Halsey stunned everyone in this TLC-inspired electric blue jumpsuit and Ippolita jewellery. 

3. Janelle Monáe at the Oscars, February 2017

A regal @janellemonae in ELIE SAAB Haute Couture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards #Oscars2017

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For Janelle Monáe’s first Academy Awards appearance, she was dressed in a fairy-tale-esque gown by Elie Saab, comprising a full-bodied skirt and scattered with sequinned birds and embellishments. Combined with her sleek pixie cut, Monáe’s gown sent social media wild, with the world obsessing over yet another piece of Elie Saab perfection. 

2. Zendaya at the world premiere for The Greatest Showman, December 2017

THE dress.

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Zendaya is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after stars, and her red carpet looks never fail to please. Often taking dramatic risks with her looks, Zendaya chose a stunning black and red Viktor & Rolf gown to attend the premiere of The Greatest Showman.

1. Olivia Culpo at the Golden Globes, January 2017

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The pageant queen turned actress absolutely stole the show in this beautiful dress from Zuhair Murad.

With awards season looming, we're sure to see many more award-worthy looks. Keep an eye out in Vulture for more red carpet reviews 

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