It was a year of highs, lows, and some strides of progress in the fashion industry. From fashion activism to more diverse runways and conversation-starting red carpets, 2018 brought about some positive change in the fashion world. But there were also some notable controversies and the loss of several prominent design icons as well. As the year comes to an end, we're taking a look back at all the biggest moments that meant the most in fashion.
22. Dolce & Gabbana’s Shanghai Controversy
Dolce & Gabbana found itself in hot water after controversy surrounding its planned (and later cancelled) Shanghai fashion show. Instagram account @DietPrada posted screenshots of an exchange between Stefano Gabbana and Michaela Phuong Thanh Tranova, which included a series of problematic, racial remarks from the designer. Gabbana then claimed that his Instagram was hacked, and that he wasn’t responsible for the offensive content. Dolce & Gabbana’s official account also posted an apology, explaining that both accounts had been hacked. But after backlash spread online and high profile guests began pulling out of the scheduled Shanghai show, it was quickly cancelled.