As 2016 quickly draws to a close, we took the opportunity to look back at the year’s biggest and boldest parties. The Kardashian and Jenner clan, occasionally with Kanye West in tow, made the rounds throughout the year, as did the Hadid sisters — Gigi and Bella — who were seen everywhere from fashion week to charity galas to celebrations for their many brand collaborations. And, since 2016 was the year of the girl “squad” — led by none other than Taylor Swift — the musician’s web of friends and acquaintances was frequently seen on the scene as well (although Swift herself was a bigger party get.) Also this year, Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home his first Academy Award, and several other award winners — Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander — saw their statuses continue to rise.
Will the Nineties-era choker continue to reign as the “It” girl accessory of choice next year? Will Kim Kardashian reenter the party and social media spotlight? Who will emerge as the next class of party A-listers? Before jumping into the 2017 party scene — which revs up starting with the Golden Globes on Jan. 8 — take a look back at some of the best party photos from the past year.
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Met Gala 2016: Red Carpet Arrivals >>
2016 Cannes Film Festival: AmfAR Gala Draws Star-Studded Crowd >>
Oscars 2016: Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan >>
2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet >>
There's a lot to love about this photo – the genius of @katyperry smuggling In N Out to our table, watching #denzelwashington and fam devour them with us, the digital camera, and the fact that this all happened @goldenglobes. Thank you #HFPA and the magical creatives that made the night so frickin special.