2015's Most Incredible Red Carpet Dresses

There's nothing more evocative than a look back at the last 12 months in a snapshot of clothing history! Where else better to look than the red carpet for a barometer of our times? After all, it's where all the cutting edge trends, next season's garms, and the world's most daredevil trendsetters try out new styles and road test fashion ideas; albeit to great risk and even greater reward.

To commend 2015's most striking and go-getter clothes horses, from Diana Kruger to RiRi, Cara and Kendall… We look at some of the hottest red carpet moments that made us applause at our desks, whoop (uncharacteristically, as this is a past time we left way back when) or simply made our jaws drop.

Scroll down to see our top 15 favourite red carpet dress moments of 2015!

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Andrew H. Walker

Who: Rihanna

What: Met Gala 2015

Wear: Guo Pei Couture

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Mike Coppola

Who: Alexa Chung

What: Bvlgari Event, Rome

Wear: Valentino Couture

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Venturelli

Who: Dakota Johnson

What: Venice Film Festival 2015

Wear: Prada A/W 15

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Steve Granitz/Getty

Who: Sienna Miller

What: Oscars 2015

Wear: Miu Miu S/S 16

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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Who: Kerry Washington

What: Emmys 2015

Wear: Marc Jacobs S/S 16

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Gustavo Caballero/Getty

Who: Diane Kruger

Wear: Prabal Gurung Couture

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Anthony Harvey/Getty

Who: Georgia May Jagger

What: British Fashion Awards 2015

Wear: Gucci Resort 16

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Jeffrey Mayer

Who: Kendall Jenner

What: ESPYS Awards 2015

Wear: Alexandre Vauthier Couture

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David M. Benett/Getty

Who: Kate Bosworth

Wear: Erdem

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Karwai Tang

Who: Carey Mulligan

What: BIFA 2015

Wear: Gucci Resort 16

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Justin Tallis

Who: Olivia Palermo

What: British Fashion Awards 2015

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Jason Merritt/Getty

Who: Lupita Nyong’o 

What: Star Wars Premiere

Wear: Alexandre Vauthier Couture 

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David M. Benett/Getty

Who: Cara Delevingne

What: Chanel Party

Wear: Chanel Haute Couture

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David M. Benett/Getty

Who: Cate Blanchett

What: Carol Premiere

Wear: Esteban Cortazar S/S 16

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Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Who: Daisy Ridley

What: Star Wars Premiere

Wear: Chloé S/S 16

 

Which A-list red carpet look was the strongest in 2015? Let us know in the comments below, or take it to Twitter @WhoWhatWearUK!