Red carpets are traditionally pretty safe spaces for fashion and beauty, meaning that not much risk taking happens. A mermaid tail here, a subtle cat eye there — you know the drill. But in 2015, a few looks really stood out, either for being exceptionally gorgeous, a departure for the wearer or, yes, controversial in some way.
Here, we take a look back at the biggest red carpet events of 2015 and pull out the 40 most memorable beauty looks of the lot to ogle one last time. Enjoy!