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.
25. The Legends We Lost
Although there were plenty of feel-good moments in the fashion industry this year, there were also a few big losses. Most shocking of them all was the tragic death of Kate Spade in June. The 55-year-old died of an apparent suicide, leaving the fashion world in mourning at her loss.
In March, the industry lost another icon when Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91. He was most-known for founding the Givenchy fashion empire and designing some of Audrey Hepburn’s most famous looks.
A month later, handbag designer Judith Leiber passed away at the age of 97. She was celebrated for her incredibly ornate, quirky, and luxurious handbag designs.