Darlings, welcome to a slightly different end-of-the-year list. 2014 was the year of the celebrity sidewalk promenade, as alpha dogs Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift almost singlehandedly transformed our nation’s sidewalks into runways for the showcasing of luxury goods and platforms to sell whatever image of themselves the stars are trying to sell at any given moment. This is different from the red carpet in that it’s a public appearance that has to look like it’s not a public appearance. While style is always going to be the first criterion for any list like this, there are other factors to take into consideration, not least of which is the constructing of a sellable and instantly share-able image.
So, who are the stars who rocked the street shots this year? Follow us and find out.
20. Lady Gaga in Paris
Lady Gaga visits The Louvre museum in Paris, France.
Because what else is Lady Gaga going to wear to the Louvre? Sure, it’s nuts, but isn’t it exactly what the public wants to see from her? And besides, unlike a lot of her crack-inspired sidewalk-wear this year, this one’s actually kind of cool and interesting, in an “art clown” kind of way.
19. January Jones in West Hollywood
January Jones does some shopping in West Hollywood, California.
Because seeing America’s pre-eminent angry ’60s housewife all done up hipster douchebag-style warmed our cold little hearts.
18. Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss in NYC
Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss head out to get a coffee together in New York City.
Because they look like a pair of bumbling spies.
17. Elle Fanning in Miu Miu and Gucci in Los Feliz
Elle Fanning spotted out and about in Los Feliz, California carrying a Miu Miu ‘Madras’ shoulder bag and wearing Gucci gladiator sandals.
Because we don’t think it’s possible to come up with a street look that’s more appropriate for her own looks. We quibble with some of the choices (the footwear’s hideous), but it makes for a perfect image of Elle Fanning.
16. Jennifer Lopez in Camilla and Gucci in the Hamptons
Jennifer Lopez (pictured with Leah Remini) seen out shopping in The Hamptons, New York. Jennifer Lopez is wearing a Camilla EXCLUSIVE Savanna Asymmetric Maxi Dress paired with Gucci wedge sandals and an Hermès bracelet.
Because a DIVA knows exactly when to fluff her skirt as the cameras are going off. And a DIVA doesn’t care if she upstages her girlfriend.
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