15 Captivating Photos That Defined The Fashion World In 2015

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here, Footwear News tells the big stories of 2015 in photo form, letting the camera speak to the year’s many high points — and its low ones, too.

September 10

Manolo Blahnik charmed fans during his first appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrate his new book and his new Saks shop-in-shop.

Manolo Blahnik Saks Fifth Avenue
The designer signs shoes for consumers at Saks Fifth Avenue.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency

February 8

Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Boosts made their debut at the Grammys.

Kanye West Grammy Awards 2015
Kanye West on stage during the Grammys 2015.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

November 20

Paris and the fashion industry showed its resilience following terrorist attacks.

Paris Terror Attacks 2015
The Eiffel Tower lit up following the Paris terror attacks.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

June 9

The NBA Finals hosted the ultimate shoe-down between Under Armour’s Stephen Curry and Nike’s LeBron James

NBA Finals 2015
Stephen Curry and LeBron James during the NBA finals 2015.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

August 28

The Deflategate sandal dogged Tom Brady — and his sponsors — throughout the summer.

Tom Brady Deflategate
Tom Brady entering the field.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

May 4

Rihanna ruled the Met Gala in a Guo Pei gown and strappy pumps from Christian Louboutin.

Rihanna Met Gala 2015
Rihanna on the red carpet wearing Guo Pei Couture with Christian Louboutin fall '15 Toerless Muse strappy shoes.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

June 16

Designer Ivanka Trump helped her father, Donald, kickstart his Presidential bid.

Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump
CREDIT: Getty Images

February 12

North West steals the show and photographers’ attention (momentarily) during Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 1 show at NYFW.

Kanye West to Perform in NYC, Premieres New Yeezy 750 Boost Sneaker
The Wests at the New York launch of Kanye's new shoe with Adidas.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

July 5

The U.S. claimed victory against Japan in the Women’s World Cup

US Women's World Cup
The U.S. Women's World Cup team during their victory.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

February 8

Following his infamous Vivienne Westwood hat moment the year prior, Pharrell Williams took to the stage at the 2015 Grammys wearing custom bedazzled Adidas Stan Smith kicks.

Pharrell Williams
Williams wore custom yellow and bedazzled gold Adidas sneakers for his 2015 Grammy Awards performance
CREDIT: Getty Images.

May 13

At the FN CEO Summit, Ed Ferrell and Louise Camuto reflected on Vince Camuto’s legacy.

2015 FN CEO Summit
Louise Camuto and Ed Ferrell on stage with Michael Atmore.
CREDIT: Jim Hobart

August 30

Taylor Swift showed girl power is still alive and strong with her friends at the Video Music Awards.

Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards 2015
Taylor Swift arriving with Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

Sept 11

Serena Williams’ Grand Slam plans ended in heart-break with a shocking loss at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams US Open
Serena Williams during the U.S. Open 2015.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

July 30

Kendall and Kylie Jenner gave FN the first look at their contemporary collection of shoes and apparel.

Kendall Jenner Kylie Jenner shoe line
Kendall and Kylie Jenner with models wearing looks from their spring '16 collection.
CREDIT: Nikko La Mere

May 18

Nicki Minaj released her Feeling Myself video featuring Beyoncé, who donned the highly sought-after Bee Line x Timberland Honeycomb boots. The clip went viral as much for the fashion as the song itself.

Beyonce Feeling Myself TImberland
Beyoncé in special-edition Timberland x Bee Line Honeycomb boots.
CREDIT: Beyonce.com

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