The Biggest Fashion-Meets-Pop Culture Moments of 2015

From Balmania to "Hotline Bling," these were the fashion moments that broke the Internet this year.
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From Balmania to "Hotline Bling," these were the fashion moments that broke the Internet this year.
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Sure, fashion and popular culture have long been intertwined, but in 2015, it seemed like the two worlds collided with unprecedented frequency. For instance, the biggest models in the world — Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner — double as reality TV stars; the most talked-about fashion show was put on by a platinum-selling rapper; a literary icon became the viral face of a storied French fashion house; and one of the biggest pop stars on the planet assembled a squad of supermodels who have ruled both social media and arena stages around the world all year long. 

Of the moments that "broke the Internet," a large percentage were fashion-related; and even if you're not a regular follower of the industry and its inner workings, chances are you're more familiar with formerly behind-the-scenes players (since designers like Jeremy Scott, Balmain's Olivier Rousteing and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci have become celebrities in their own right) and personalities than ever before. Read on to see the most memorable fashion-meets-pop culture moments of 2015, many of which are bound to be referenced for years to come.