Anna Wintour in sweatpants, Harry Styles in lace: the people who defined fashion in 2020 | Fasan

Naomi Campbell

This would be a Halloween costume in 2019. In 2020, this was what supermodels would wear on a plane. Naomi Campbell’s germophobe in this hazmat suit, with goggles, face mask and surgical gloves, was photographed on March 11, months before face masks were common in the UK. The reaction included the angst of those doomscrolling days, from marking, to a minute mild relief, to a degree, at a time when so many doctors were short of PPE (“They worked like I was ‘Stealing stuff from the hospital… I got it on Amazon,’ Campbell later said. “Since it was donated to the Fashion Museum in Bath, it ‘s definitely a costume for the history books. Hannah Marriott

Paapa Essiedu

As a brown man, I never expected to see the way I dress in TV shows. Yes, pieces of clothing here and there, but nothing quite like my wardrobe. So it was with my mouth in an “O” of surprise that I slipped into Paapa Essiedu’s wardrobe when he played Kwame in I May Destroy You. There were some things like a real replica of mine (a striped top with a short sleeve, a caramel teddy jacket) and others (beanie hats, T-shirts with a long spear) that they were familiar with. But more than seeing myself appear in Kwame’s costume was the fact that this was a character whose wardrobe felt less clothed and more, along with the rest of the show. , brutal honest and true. The soft clothing his character would wear early in more mature tones, such as mustard and teal, brought his character to prominence and eventually matured. Priya Elan


Around his time “I’m sorry I cheated on Beyoncé” a 4:44 album, Jay-Z’s style made a 360-degree pivot. He diligently changed to attractive and bright colors. His shift from a streetwear symbol to an old gentleman embraced the dangerous end of the style spectrum. In Beyoncé’s film Black Is King, he wore a polo neckline, draped Dior suits, polo necklaces and narrative necklaces with no sign of a mid-life crisis. This was a rapper growing up in public with a good sense of maturity never seen before. My favorite hair of this evolution was. It grew out of dreadlocks and the result was one of the best hair renovations in the last few years: soft locks with a small knot on its hero, Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was a testament to how easy he felt in this new style, which he completely owned. PE

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson on Cook, Eat, Repetition.
Nigella Lawson on Cook, Eat, Repetition. Photo: Jay Brookes / BBC

Along with Strictly Come Dancing, Nigella’s return to our TV screens brought a much-needed dose of glamor into our homes, at what has been a long, dark and extremely tedious autumn. Just like Strictly, Nigella is a healthy two-part radiance to one-part wink-to-camera resolution. Chez Nigella is a temple of fairy books and lights, and she generously puts out her generously salted lumps of wisdom in shiny copper measuring spoons, while wearing appropriate sweaters that deserve pins in the 1950s and talking about Proust. What would we do without it? Jess Cartner-Morley

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cooks and lectures to her audience about politics.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cooks and lectures to her audience about politics. Photo: AOC instagram

I could have gone for a Loewe fringed power suit, as seen in Vanity Fair. Or the many white jackets, pointed movement dresses, crisp shirts, rose gold glasses, gold rings, Stila liquid lipstick in Beso red and Gabriela Hearst teal matching a couple with the conference and – let’s be honest – the first future female socialist president of the USA. Instead, it was the daughter of an AOC snap election campaign, perhaps – but perhaps not – and especially her “Tax the rich” t-shirt, made by a united U.S. worker that made it for me [THAT WHAT?]. In a year in which everyone from Nick Cave to Yuval Noah gave Harari a daughter, and the rich escaped by locking down by going down to their second home, the slogan said. all in all, for $ 58 (£ 42) very reasonable. Morwenna Ferrier

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson on US GQ coverage
Robert Pattinson on US GQ coverage. Photo: Robert Pattinson / GQ US

Personally speaking, 2020 fashion was all about slob-core. Don’t forget Dominic Cummings and his mischievous rose garden series, Robert Pattinson was this year’s poster boy in the self-portrait, self-portrait for GQ magazine. It wasn’t the clothes he made for me – a “price on request” shirt by Dior Men? In 2020? – but the feeling. This was the summer issue of a men’s fashion magazine and what we had was only the hottest star in Hollywood, coaching up (like us) in a garden-rented flat (like us), long ago cutting hair (like us), eating cornflakes and cheese. Okay, the last piece wasn’t quite for us, but the poor boy only had a microwave on hand. MF

Brad Pitt

Screen showing Brad Pitt during a reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Screen showing Brad Pitt during a reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Photo: Twitter

You might think that introducing Brad Pitt with sunlight in an old green T – shirt is a suspicious testament to his evergreen California looks, but you would be wrong. Time and time again, Pitt has proven to be a valuable player on the 2020 team with his ability to take on the near-scruffiness described this year. … Very hot. See here: not cutting hair from locking. And if you haven’t yet dived deep into Pitt’s volunteer work in Los Angeles, in a mask and checked old shirt, I’ll guide you here right away. JCM

Princess Anna

Erin Doherty as Princess Anne.
Erin Doherty as Princess Anne. Photo: Des Willie / AP

Watching people wasn’t just like this year, but watching TV was, and many were getting style inspiration where they could find it. Thanks to the Crown, the obsession with Princess Diana’s wardrobe has reached such a fever that I would say we should find out more, if it were that simple. It shows Princess Anne, however, in real standing, lying shirts under wool-colored knots, an eye that spoke of cold weather walks, which was useful. HM

Harry Styles

Harry Styles at the Brits.
Harry Styles at the Brits. Photo: JM Enternational / REX / Shutterstock

Harry Styles ’evolution from a silver pop cow with Simon Cowell’s farm to the main Z-generation sex icon is perhaps the most enjoyable version of 21st century pop culture to date. This year, he has changed the rules of dressing for men: why be tucked into the old ropes of the tuxedo (for suave) or leather jacket (for rebels) when you can both, in a pearl necklace and a gorgeous lace blouse, as seen on Styles at the Brits? Or in a Gucci chiffon gown, on a Vogue cover? Last month, the V&A museum announced that it had acquired for its permanent collection the JW Anderson embroidery cardigan that Styles made TikTok’s sense of. Harry 1 Toxic Mix 0. JCM

Anna Wintour

With many employees involved at home this year, connecting with colleagues through Zoom, only the top half was visible, sweatpant sales, with some brands turning their clothes into was once for party dresses into trousers with elastic bands. In April, when Anna Wintour – a friend of Karl’s Lagerfeld “sweatpants as a symbol of the affair” – wore a pair, it was clear that even the glossy professionals were on board, and that sweatpants would be be a defined clothing material of the pandemic. HM