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From left to right, Cory Kennedy, Chloë Sevigny, Arden Wohl, and Tasha Tilberg at New York Fashion Week 2017 | © Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock
From left to right, Cory Kennedy, Chloë Sevigny, Arden Wohl, and Tasha Tilberg at New York Fashion Week 2017 | © Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock
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The Best and Worst Fashion of 2017, New York Edit

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 22 December 2017
If you think New Yorkers judge you by what you’re wearing, you’re right. As one of the world’s fashion capitals, New York City is a veritable catwalk for some of the best (and worst) dressers across the globe. What trends did you love about 2017? Which ones need to go (and never return)? Welcome to the best and worst fashion of 2017, the New York edit.

Best New York fashion of 2017 goes to…

1. Rihanna

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@ Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

Not only did Bad Girl RiRi kill it with her Fenty clothing line, she wowed the masses with her gorgeous, quality makeup line Fenty Galaxy. Here she is wearing Off-White x Jimmy Choos and schooling New Yorkers on how to mix haute and street style like a pro.

2. Sophia Lamar

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@ Matteo Prandoni/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Sophia Lamar, the transgender nightlife queen, made a splash in the much-anticipated Helmut Lang by Shayne Oliver show. But she always looks fabulous.

3. Becca McCharen-Tran of CFDA-award winning Chromat

Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran photographed by Mario Hagopian
Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran photographed by Mario Hagopian

Chromat’s rise from Bushwick start-up to CFDA Fund recipient is one of fashion’s Cinderella stories. And Becca McCharen-Tran keeps her work fresh by thinking outside of traditional silhouettes. You can even check out some of Chromat’s early work in the Museum at FIT’s current exhibit on fashion and the body.

4. Telfar Clemens of CFDA-award winning Telfar Global

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@ Sam Deitch/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Another New York local made good, Telfar Clemens of Telfar Global also nabbed a CFDA. His take on horizontal fashion is a groundbreaking moment in the industry that we’ll see played out in seasons to come.

5. Chloë Sevingy

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@ Anne Chen/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Chloë Sevingny remains the queen of “it girls.” Whether she’s on the stage, screen, or catwalk, her look is cooler than you’ll ever be. Still, you can try to cop her look.

6. Diane von Furstenberg

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@ Neil Rasmus/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

At 70, the most successful woman in fashion, according to Forbes 2017, Diane von Furstenberg knows how to pull a look. But what makes her style come together is the effortless confidence the woman exudes.

Worst New York fashion of 2017 goes to …

7. Ivanka Trump

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@ Europa Newswire/REX/Shutterstock

Dear Ivanka, you may have moved from New York to the nation’s capital, but you are still a New York woman. Between the Adrienne Vittadini label switching scandal and rumors of deploying child laborers in China and Indonesia, the Ivanka Trump label is a 2017 flop.

8. Vetements

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@BFA/REX/Shutterstock

New York fashion people either love or hate Vetements, or even love to hate Vetements. From the resurgence of the tracksuit to this asymmetrical mess pictured above, 2017 was not a good year for the label.

9. Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

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@ WWD/REX/Shutterstock

He may have won the CFDA, but Raf Simons for Calvin Klein didn’t win New York fashion. From his emblazoned cowboy shirts to this frumpy NY logo sweater, some looks are downright wrong.

10. Cardi B

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@ Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock

She may have made money moves in the music world, but when it comes to fashion, Cardi B is all over the place. Yes, she loves her red bottoms, but the woman never looks quite pulled together. Pictured above in Fenty, she can’t hold a candle to Rihanna.

11. Jeremy Scott

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@ WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Jeremy Scott celebrated 20 years in the industry this September during New York Fashion Week. But this chartreuse monstrosity is a fashion flop, and the rest of the collection missed the mark with uncouth slogans. Still, Scott is a legend, and we’re sure he’ll bounce back in 2018.