Why do we watch award shows? To see the red carpet. Why do we check PureWow the night after movie premieres? To see the red carpet. Ogling ultra-glam outfits is one of our favorite things, and 2018 gave us plenty of opportunities to do so.
In no particular order, here are our 11 favorite red-carpet looks from the past 12 months.
Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli
The model bared it all (but in an elegant way) on the red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in this see-through Schiaparelli gown.
Gigi Hadid in Versace
The model wore a Versace creation reminiscent of stained glass to the 2018 Met Gala on May 7.
Rihanna in Maison Margiela
Rihanna dressed like the pope at the 2018 Met Gala. Her three-piece jewel-encrusted outfit was from Maison Margiela.
Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo
On January 11, Angelina attended the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. She wore a Ralph & Russo dress (with a fun, feathery bodice), Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry.
Blake Lively in Versace
Blake stunned in her Versace dress for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7. She even had a hidden message in her outfit.
Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
The singer attended the 2018 Met Gala on May 7 in a Vera Wang gown featuring a reprint of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling panting. She finished the look with Butani earrings.
Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham
The Duchess attended the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on February 18 in London. She wore a Jenny Packham emerald gown (and gorgeous emerald jewels to match!) and a Mascaro clutch.
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Kidman looked every bit the Hollywood icon that she is at the 2018 Academy Awards. She wore an Armani Privé dress with Christian Louboutin heels and Platinum by Harry Winston jewels.
Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab
The actress arrived to the premiere of Ocean's 8 on June 5 in NYC wearing an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
The actress looked slightly edgier than usual in a Dior dress and Niwaka jewelry at the 2018 Academy Awards on March 4.
Frances McDormand in Valentino
All eyes were on the actress when she popped up in this Valentino Haute Couture ensemble at the 2018 Met Gala on May 7.