25 Top Fashion Moments of 2011

‘Twas one hell of a year for fashion, 2011. ? Alexander McQueen triumphed this year thanks to a pair of well-documented dresses and a bona fide cultural phenomenon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christian Dior tried to rebound from a potential PR nightmare, to varying degrees of success. Diffusion lines easily out-shined their designer homes. ? An editrix reinvented herself amidst a sea of rumors without losing a beat. ? And underaged fashionistas grew up in front of our very eyes. Here are our picks for the 25 most memorable and stylish moments of 2011.

25. Beyonc?© at the VMAs

How does an internationally-renowned pop diva announce her alleged pregnancy with as little — and yet as much — fanfare as possible? Why in Lanvin and Dolce and Gabbana, of course. Cupping her burgeoning baby bump on the red carpet, Bey let loose the dogs of publicity war when she thew her mic to the ground, ripped open her Dolce jacket, and announced to the world the coming of the Messiah.