10 celebrity looks that stole the spotlight on the red carpet in 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — She walked the red carpet in 2022, many elegant and distinctive outfits, and looks full of experiments and self-expression, some of which left a mark in the memory of the fashion world.

And the number of celebrities who returned to the past to be inspired by it increased, such as the Marilyn Monroe dress worn by Kim Kardashian during the “Met Gala”, which sparked widespread controversy.

This year, many red-carpet walkers seemed to adopt an “anything goes” approach, from Brad Pitt’s sexy linen skirt suit to Julia Roberts’ playful George Clooney dress.

Here is a selection of the top 10 red carpet looks of 2022.

Zoe Kravitz, in Oscar de la Renta, at the New York premiere of “The Batman”

Zoe Kravitz
At the New York premiere of “The Batman,” Zoe Kravitz’s dress featured a playful cat design, a nod to her character, Catwoman., plain_textCredit: Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The world press tour for The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Crafts, was rich in symbols for the film’s characters. The dress that Kravitz wore, signed by “Oscar de la Renta”, during the film’s premiere in New York City, was the most prominent on the red carpet.

The dress featured gothic corset detailing along with a cat-shaped bodice as a tribute to Kravitz’s role in the movie, Catwoman.

Blake Lively in Versace at the 2022 Met Gala

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Blake Lively’s custom-made Versace dress was an homage to iconic New York architecture of the Gilded Age., plain_textCredit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

In May, the celebrities involved interpreted this year’s Met Gala theme, inspired by the American Gilded Age, from several angles.

Blake Lively’s dress was indisputably the highlight, and serves as a symbolic tribute to the iconic architecture of New York City.

In addition to the color of the dress, in homage to the Statue of Liberty motif, the Versace design featured details of some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from the Empire State Building to Grand Central Station.

Even the crown that Lively adorned indicated the Lady of Liberty, as it was studded with 25 precious stones to embody the 25 windows of the crown of the iconic Statue of Liberty.

Emma Korine wears JW Anderson at the London Film Festival

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For the London Film Festival, Corinne wore a goldfish dress by JW Anderson, plain_textCredit: David Fisher/Shutterstock

After her star shined in 2021, while playing Princess Diana in the fourth season of the “Netflix” drama “The Crown”, Emma Korine established herself as a risk on the red carpet.

At the London Film Festival, Corinne wore a burlesque dress by JW Anderson. The one-shoulder short dress, designed in a bubble style with a shimmery finish, has an orange goldfish print.

Jada Pinkett Smith in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2022 Academy Awards

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Jada Pinkett Smith wore a Glen Martens dress for Jean Paul Gaultier to the 2022 Academy Awards, plain_textCredit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

While Jada Pinkett Smith’s red carpet look was overshadowed by her husband’s slap to the Oscars presenter, her shimmering emerald green dress was one of the most eye-catching outfits of the evening.

Featuring a fitted bodice, a high neckline and a flared skirt, the dress was designed by Glenn Martins for Jean Paul Gaultier.

The dress was unveiled for the first time on the runway, during the Paris Haute Couture Week, last January.

Timothée Chalamet backless bodysuit by Haider Ackermann in Venice

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Chalamet’s backless, backless Haider Ackermann look sparked a stir at the Venice Film Festival., plain_textCredit: Maria Moratti/Getty Images

Actor Timothée Chalamet wore a red backless suit designed by French designer and close friend Haider Ackermann to promote his new cannibal film “Bones and Owl” at the Venice Film Festival.

Taylor Russell wearing a corset by Schiaparelli in London

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Bones and Owl star Taylor Russell attended the London Film Festival premiere in an eye-catching outfit , plain_textCredit: Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI

Bones and Owl stars Taylor Russell with Timothée Chalamet at the London Film Festival premiere in an eye-catching Schiaparelli gown featuring a fully lined long bodice, designed by the luxury house’s creative director Daniel Rosebery.

Anne Hathaway, in a look reminiscent of her famous series of films, “The Princess Diaries”, signed by the “Armani” brand at the Cannes Festival

Anne Hathaway
During the “Armageddon Time” premiere in Cannes, Hathaway’s dress reminded fans of her character as Princess Mia Thermopolis., plain_textCredit: Gisela Schober/Getty Images

At the Cannes Film Festival, Anne Hathaway’s look reminded us of the royal character she played in “The Princess Diaries”, in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The actress looked ethereal on the red carpet in an all-white signature Armani gown, complete with dazzling sapphire jewelry, for the premiere of her new movie, “Armageddon Time.”

Harris Reed’s feathered Lil’ Nas X look at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Lil Nas X was decked out in feathers in a Harris Reed costume he wore to the MTV Video Music Awards, plain_textCredit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

American rapper Lil Nas X turned heads at the MTV Video Music Awards in an elaborate black look featuring a circular feather headpiece, a feathered circular skirt, and leather leggings underneath.

Zendaya’s Classic Valentino Dress at the Emmy Awards

Zendaya chose a classic strapless black Valentino dress for her Emmy award look, plain_textCredit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Zendaya, who regularly turns heads on the red carpet, stole the spotlight again at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in September.

Zendaya was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in the series “Naphua”, where she shone in a strapless black dress signed by “Valentino”.

An otherworldly look for Doja Cat by Schiaparelli

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Doja Cat in a “heavenly” look, signed by Schiaparelli, plain_textCredit: Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for MRC

At the Billboard Music Awards This year, Kat chose her outfit for the theme of her nominated album, Her Planet.

Described as otherworldly, this look features a golden Saturn bag and a sculpted corset featuring two prominent horns, from Schiaparelli’s Planet Schiaparelli collection, inspired by the science fiction of the luxury house’s creative director, Daniel Rosebery. The collection was shown for the first time at Haute Couture Week in Paris last January.

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