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12/01/2011 06:31 pm ET Updated Dec 08, 2011

The 11 Biggest Fashion Moments Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Now that 2011 is winding down, our heads are spinning just trying to remember everything that happened in the style sphere this year.

In America and beyond, 2011 was a year of change. In the fashion arena, change belonged to the mega money-makers (Kardashians; record-breaking museum exhibits), electrifying style-creators (Oscars dress designers; Gaga) and history-making world events (the royal wedding). Even as the recession droned on, America remained fascinated with celebrities and what they were wearing; the world of couture remains just as aesthetically captivating even as stocks wax and wane.

Without further ado (and in no particular order!), we present the most surprising, joyful and unfortunately, sometimes tragic events that shook the sartorial world in 2011. Check out our slideshow below!

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