Dress of The Year - Dress of The Year Selections in Chronological Order

Dress of The Year Selections in Chronological Order

Year Designer(s) Brief description Selected by: Associated publication
1963
Mary Quant
Reed Crawford (hat)
Anello & Davide (boots)
Grey wool 'Rex Harrison' pinafore dress & cream blouse
Members of The Fashion Writers' Association
1964
Jean Muir for Jane & Jane
Charles Jourdan for Dior (shoes)
Dress in printed Liberty silk
Members of The Fashion Writers' Association
1965
John Bates for Jean Varon
Anello & Davide (shoes)
Printed linen dress with mesh midriff
Members of The Fashion Writers' Association
1966
Michèle Rosier of V de V (coat)
Young Jaeger (dress)
Simone Mirman (hat)
Elliott (boots)
John Bates for Echo (tights)
Clear plastic raincoat and boots worn with black & white rayon linen dress, white tights and white hat with red plastic visor
Ernestine Carter
The Sunday Times
1967
David Bond for Slimma
Edward Mann (hat)
Saxone (shoes)
Woman's trouser suit, hat & blouse in striped cotton
Felicity Green
The Daily Mirror
1968
Jean Muir
Bally (shoes)
Black-spotted white cotton voile dress
Ailsa Garland
Fashion Magazine
1969
Ossie Clark for Quorum
Rayne (shoes)
Woman's silk chiffon and satin trouser suit in Celia Birtwell print
Prudence Glynn
The Times
1970
Bill Gibb for Baccarat
Kaffe Fassett (knitwear)
Chelsea Cobbler (boots)
Plaid wool skirt and blue and white blouse, knitted waistcoat, blue suede boots
Beatrix Miller
UK Vogue
1971
Female: Graziella Fontana for Judith Hornby
Ravel (sandals)
Male: Rupert Lycett Green for Blades
Female: Hot pants suit in checked Liberty cotton
Male: Black velvet evening suit & boots
Serena Sinclair and Patrick Lichfield
The Daily Telegraph
1972
Teenage girl:Biba
Young girl: Bobby Hillson
Young boy: Orange Hand for Montague Burton
Teenage girl: Dress, hat & boots, all in red & white spotted cotton
Young girl: Checked cotton dress & pinafore
Young boy: Trousers, jumper and tank top
Moira Keenan
The Sunday Times
1973
Female: Marc Bohan for Christian Dior London
Male: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Female: White wool coat & hat
Male: Wool jacket, trousers & sweater
Alison Adburgham
The Guardian
1974
Ottavio and Rosita Missoni
Pasquali (shoes)
Male & female ensembles in knitted wool & rayon
Jennifer Hocking
Harper's Bazaar and Queen magazine
1975
Female: Gina Fratini
Male: Tommy Nutter
Chelsea Cobbler (shoes)
Female: Wedding dress, veil & posy basket, cream silk organza with mimosa print
Male: Bridegroom's frock coat suit, eau de nil wool
Anna Harvey
Brides
1976
Female: Kenzo Takada of Jungle Jap
Male: Fiorucci
Female: Two printed cotton ensembles with wooden jewellery
Male: Hand-knitted sweater, two shirts and jeans
Helena Matheopoulos
The Daily Express
1977
Kenzo Takada of Jungle Jap
Shirt-dress in khaki cotton, straw hat & plimsolls
Ann Boyd
The Observer
1978
Female: Gordon Luke Clarke
Male: Cerruti
Female: Printed cotton & polyester jersey tunic, skirt and trousers worn with black leather skirt and coat
Male: Coat, jacket, waistcoat & trousers, knitted wool and wool tweed
Barbara Griggs
The Daily Mail
1979
Jean Muir
Manolo Blahnik for Zapata (shoes)
Black rayon jersey dress & beret with black leather jacket
Geraldine Ranson
The Sunday Telegraph
1980
Calvin Klein
Diego della Valle (sandals)
Red & brown striped silk dress with leather belt & wooden jewellery
Michael Roberts
The Sunday Times
1981
Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé
Walter Steiger (shoes)
Ugo Correani (necklace)
Printed white silk dress
Vanessa de Lisle
Harper's & Queen
1982
Margaret Howell
Nigel Preston of Maxfield Parrish (leather wear)
Mulberry (belt)
Manolo Blahnik for Zapata (shoes)
Two women's ensembles, a linen skirt, shirt and waistcoat and a blue suede and fawn chamois leather skirt & jacket with cotton shirt
Grace Coddington
UK Vogue
1983
Sheridan Barnett
Manolo Blahnik (shoes)
Linen dress and coat
Sally Brampton
The Observer
1984
Female: Body Map
Female: Betty Jackson
Brian Bolger: (scarf)
Male: Katharine Hamnett
Female: Ensemble comprising skirt, jumper, stockings, hat, waxed jacket & earrings (Body Map)
Female: Dress, cardigan & hat and scarf (Jackson & Bolger)
Male: T-shirt, shirt and cotton trousers
Brenda Polan
The Guardian
1985
Female: Bruce Oldfield
Charles Jourdan (shoes)
Maria Buck (jewellery)
Male: Scott Crolla
Female: Black silk & gold lamé evening dress
Male: Shirt, crushed velvet trousers and ikat mules
Suzy Menkes
The Times
1986
Giorgio Armani
Female: Checked wool jacket, skirt, and black suede shoes
Male: Jacket, trousers, shirt and brogues
Colin McDowell
Country Life
1987
John Galliano
Patrick Cox (shoes)
Checked cotton coat, skirt, shirt & hat
Debbi Mason
Elle
1988
Jean-Paul Gaultier for Junior Gaultier
Black denim dress, mesh T-shirt, hat, tights & shoes
Jeff Banks
The Clothes Show (BBC)
1989
Rifat Ozbek
Woman's embroidered velvet evening ensemble
Kathryn Samuel
The Daily Telegraph
1990
Romeo Gigli
Woman's dark blue velvet trouser suit with organza blouse
Joan Burstein
Browns
1991
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Pink lurex & wool tweed jacket & shoes, denim skirt & hat, belt & costume jewellery
Elizabeth Tilberis
Vogue
1992
Ralph Lauren
Woman's black and white pinstripe trouser suit & shirt
Liz Smith
The Times
1993
Donna Karan
Purple wool & stretch velvet dress, hat & boots
Glenda Bailey
Marie Claire
1994
John Galliano
Black silk strapless evening dress
Meredith Etherington Smith
Harper's & Queen
1995
Female: Catherine Rayner
Emma Hope (shoes)
Male: Tom Gilbey
Female: Beaded ivory silk satin wedding dress
Male: Ivory silk frock coat, cream wool trousers and embroidered waistcoat
Sandra Boler
Brides
1996
Female: Alexander McQueen
Male: Paul Smith
Female: Floral brocade top with red 'bumster' trousers
Male: Bright blue two-piece suit and shirt
Tamsin Blanchard
The Independent
1997
Female: Hussein Chalayan
Female: Julien MacDonald
Female: Lainey Keogh
Female: Deborah Milner
Philip Treacy (bonnet)
Female: Purple evening dress with sunburst bead embroidery (Chalayan)
Female: 'Mermaid' evening dress, gold knitted rayon & horsehair (MacDonald)
Female: Evening dress and coat, black knit with beading (Keogh)
Female: Evening coat, purple velvet, with fur collar (Milner)
Sculptural black bonnet
Isabella Blow
The Sunday Times
1998
Female: Sonia Rykiel
Male: Chris Bailey for Jigsaw Menswear
Female: Black knitted sweater & combat trousers, with pink marabou stole
Male: Silver-grey suit, white T-shirt and ankle-length puffa jacket
Iain R. Webb
Elle
1999
Alexander McQueen
Cream lace dress with brown leather collar and sandals
Susannah Frankel
The Independent
2000
Donatella Versace for Versace
Bamboo-print silk chiffon evening dress and jeweled mules
Lisa Armstrong
The Times
2001
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
'Peasant' ensemble of gauze top and velvet & satin skirt, with boots and velvet scarf
Alexandra Shulman
Vogue
2002
Junya Watanabe
Dress, pieced together knit & jersey fabrics, with distressed cow-hide shoes
Hilary Alexander
The Daily Telegraph
2003
Marni
Colorful printed dress
Lucinda Chambers
Vogue
2004
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Evening dress in Chinese dragon print satin
Sarajane Hoare
Vanity Fair
2005
Alber Elbaz for Lanvin
Blue silk faille dress with full skirt
Charlie Porter
GQ; The Guardian
2006
Prada
Woman's olive green coat with fur patch pockets
Sarah Mower
2007
Giles Deacon at GILES
Orange 'Troubadour' dress with accompanying orange scarf
Hywel Davies
2008
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel (trouser ensemble)
Kate Moss for Topshop (dress)
Gold star and navy blue trouser ensemble
Long sleeved black dress with heart-print
Paula Reed
Grazia
2009
Antonio Berardi
White and black trompe l'oeil corset dress
Lucy Yeomans
Harper's Bazaar
2010
Vivienne Westwood
Green ribbed shot-silk deconstructed dress
Stephen Jones
2011
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
White embroidered ivory tulle and organza ballgown
Hamish Bowles
Vogue
2012
Raf Simons for Christian Dior
Embroidered and appliquéd silk cut-off ballgown and black cigarette pants
Vanessa Friedman
Financial Times

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