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Was 2015 Rihanna's Most Fashionable Year Ever?

The short answer is "yes."

2015 is coming to a close, and we may or may not see a new Rihanna album before it's over. While it may seem like we've suffered through an unfair absence of Rihanna, lest we forget the huge strides she's taken over the past 12 months to dominate the fashion industry. From appearing on virtually every major magazine cover, to designing instantly sold-out shoes, to crushing every red carpet she graced with her presence, 2015 was Rihanna's biggest year when it came to fashion. Check out all of her biggest moments and forget about ANTI, if just for a moment.

  1. She wore this dress to the Grammys...
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    Rihanna's 2015 started out with a bang, or rather, an enormous, bright pink Giambattista Valli gown. Her Grammys look set the tone for the rest of the year, and somehow, this wasn't the most talked about -- or largest -- thing she wore.

  2. ...And then this one to the Met Gala.
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    The theme of this year's Met Gala was "China: Through the Looking Glass," and Rih was one of a handful of people to actually wear something by a Chinese designer. The yellow, meme-inspiring gown was designed by Guo Pei and took her two years to make. Rihanna told Vanity Fair, "I was researching Chinese couture on the Internet and I found it." Classic Rih.

  3. She wore her own meme as a necklace.
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    Throughout 2015 we were gifted with many iterations of Rhenna, the stick figure drawing Rihanna uses for her Instagram avatar. After NYC jeweler Mr. Flawless created an 18-karat white gold neckless of the meme with white enamel and black diamonds, he gave it to Rihanna, who then proceeded to wear it out in public, causing us to lose our minds.

  4. She covered Vanity Fair (and a thousand other magazines).

    2015 was the year of Rihanna on magazine covers. She was featured on everything from W and Haper's Bazaar to Fader and i-D. Her most notable, however, was for Vanity Fair, which featured a Cuban backdrop and her first interview in a hot minute.

  5. Her Viva Glam campaign raised the most money in a year.

    MAC manages to get the biggest celebrities on board for their Viva Glam campaign. People like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and, of course, Rihanna have all represented the brand and created their own custom shades of lipsticks and lip gloss. But in February, MAC announced that Rihanna's 2014 line raised the most money in one year for MAC's AIDS Fund, with proceeds totaling over $50 million.

  6. She became the face of Dior...

    It's news to no one that Rihanna loves fashion, but this was the year that the fashion world finally gave her the appropriate props. Back in March, Dior announced that Rihanna would become the new face of the luxury brand. While this was a huge get for Rihanna, it was also a big move for the fashion industry since Rihanna is the first black woman to be a spokesperson for the fashion house. She's also probably the best. Just sayin'.

  7. ...and Puma.

    Dior wasn't the only brand interested in Rihanna. Puma also tapped her to be their brand ambassador, which may have been the their greatest move ever. Rihanna's creeper sneakers have been released twice, both times selling out within hours.

  8. She brought back the 2000s and we accepted it.
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    For better or for worse, Rihanna is a trendsetter. Were we thrilled when she started resurfacing old trends from the early 2000s? No. Did she force us to see the cool in rocking velour jumpsuits and denim mini-skirts? Yes.

  9. She released her eighth fragrance.

    Rihanna is a fragrance connoisseur, and she released her eighth (eighth!) one, RiRi, this year. And you couldn't go anywhere on the internet or on the street without seeing those bubblegum pink campaign ads. Girl knows how to sell.

  10. She collaborated with Stance on a sock line.

    Taking a page out of the Rob Kardashian book of business and fashion, Rihanna decided to team up with Stance to design socks. Not just any socks, though -- socks with feather trim and very Rihanna-esque phrases like "Bitch What" on them Yes, that's correct. Rihanna made socks cool.

  11. She launched her own hair, makeup, and styling agency.
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    In case none of this has convinced you that Rihanna's had an enormous fashion year, she closed it out by announcing the launch of her own talent agency, Fra8me. The Hollywood Reporter explained that it "assists artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots, ad campaigns and red-carpet gigs." Rihanna went on to tell them, "Hair, makeup and styling play an important role in creativity. I am very involved with that part of my process, so this agency was an organic thing for me to do." Based on this past year, it seems like anything related to fashion is an organic thing for you to do when you're Rihanna.