Dress of the Year 2019 | Events at The Fashion Museum
Image: Kendall Jenner, image courtesy of H&M © 2019 Pascal Le Segretainamf AR Image: Kendall Jenner, image courtesy of H&M © 2019 Pascal Le Segretainamf AR Show image info

Kendall Jenner, image courtesy of H&M © 2019 Pascal Le Segretainamf AR

Dress of the Year 2019

Each year, the Fashion Museum invites a respected expert from the fashion industry to select an outfit that encapsulates the prevailing mood of fashion, represents the past year and captures the imagination. 

The Dress of the Year 2019, as chosen by Donna Wallace, Fashion and Accessories Editor at British Vogue is a pleated pink tulle dress by Giambattista Valli for H&M.​

The dress became famous when it was modelled by Kendall Jenner, who wore it to the amfAR gala during Cannes Film Festival in May. Pictures of her wearing it garnered more than five million likes on her Instagram account.

“These are the girls who really marked extraordinary moments,” said Valli during the collection’s unveiling on YouTube. “One of the brand’s most historic moments was when Kendall came in with that couture dress on the red carpet at Cannes.”

The pink tulle dress, which takes inspiration from Valli’s signature multi-tiered couture gowns, was part of a limited-edition, pre-collection range that was launched in selected H&M stores around the world in May 2019. The much-anticipated Giambattista Valli x H&M main collection, including his first foray into menswear, was unveiled in a lavish fashion show in a grand palazzo in Rome and went on sale to the public on 7 November 2019. Many items sold out within hours.

See the latest Dress of the Year and other selections from the Dress of the Year Collection in the Fashion Museum galleries.