From Meryl Streep's powerful speech at the Oscars to Aishwarya Rai's iconic princess gown at the Cannes, here's a look back at some of the important moments from the world of glamour in this year.
Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara attend the 18th Post-Golden Globes Party where they couldn’t keep their hands off each other literally and shimmered in their gold gowns. Vergara even sneakily pinched PC's breasts in the middle of photo-op. (AFP)
Actress Meryl Streep poses with The Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Streep's acceptance speech at the Oscars this year was a courageous one as she defended Hollywood and journalists, honored the late Carrie Fisher and took shots at then President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name and spoke about tolerance.
'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz shows the card reading Best Film 'Moonlight' next to US actor Warren Beatty after the latter mistakingly read 'La La Land' initially at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California.
This would go down in Oscar history. The night’s biggest award for the Best Picture was handed to the wrong film, presumed frontrunner La La Land because presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope.
It bore the name of La La Land’s Emma Stone, who had won Best Actress moments before.
The three credited producers for La La Land were almost through their triumphant speeches-- indeed, the third, Fred Berger, was in the middle of speaking --when producer Jordan Horowitz was forced to take the microphone and say the film had lost to Moonlight. (AFP)
Singer Beyonce poses with her Grammy trophies in the press room during the 59th Annual Grammy Music Awards on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.
Beyonce showed off her new baby bump and made a plea for a more inclusive and representative world as she and Adele each took home Grammys this year. (AFP)
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives for the screening of the film 'Okja' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
In a powder blue gown by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco, styled by Aastha Sharma and Rean Moradian the Indian diva walked the red carpet with fairytale-inspired glamour on May 19, 2017, at Cannes, southern France.
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci and French comedian Alex Lutz kiss as they perform on stage on May 17, 2017, during of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.
The Italian model, 52, entertained guests inside the Palais des Festivals et des Congr's by passionately kissing her co-host, Alex Lutz, during a playful exchange. (AFP)
US actress Rose McGowan raises her fist during her opening remarks to the audience at the Women's March / Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017.
A stream of actresses including Rose McGowan, models and ex-employees came out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s.
In her speech, she said,“Thank you, Tarana Burke,” McGowan began, referring to the founder of the #MeToo campaign. “Thank you to all of you fabulous, strong, powerful Me Too’s. Because we are all Me Too’s … I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I’ve been maligned. And you know what? I’m just like you. Because what happened to me behind the scenes, happens to all of us in this society. And that cannot stand.”
Hollywood actress started the hashtag #RoseArmy campaign on Twitter to call on other women to help her wage war against sexual assault, called on women to speak out together with “one massive collective voice.”
Nicole Kidman accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for "Big Little Lies" onstage during the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.
In her emotional acceptance speech, Kidman spoke about domestic violence, an issue that “Big Little Lies” tackled head-on with her character’s relationship with Alexander Skarsgard’s, who won an Emmy earlier that night.
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiance US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement.
Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month.This is the first time that the British royal family would be welcoming a mix-race individual into their family. (AFP)
Chinese model Ming Xi falls as she presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017.
The model made headlines after news broke that she had slipped and fallen on the catwalk after her heel got caught in her skirt.
But rather than edit the fall out of the telecast, CBS not only included the footage but also spliced in audio commentary from the producers, saying, “Ming is down!” and “Can she get up? Is she okay?” What’s more, CBS cameras followed Xi backstage as she cried and was consoled by the other Victoria’s Secret models. (AFP)
Ibtihaj Muhammad attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.
Mattel unveiled its first hijab-wearing Barbie doll in November.
“Perfect hijab moment right here, this is amazing,” Muhammad said as she beheld the doll for the first time at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit, her likeness clad in a white fencing uniform and clutching a sword and helmet.
Muhammad said she played with Barbies until she was a teenager, but none of the dolls looked like her, so she resorted to sewing mini hijabs onto them. Now she is hoping the new doll inspires other girls “to embrace what makes them unique.”