The year 2011 marks some of the biggest and most memorable moments in the fashion industry that has not only captivated onlookers but has also left a historical imprint in the style sphere.

Across the globe, the fashion industry witnessed a sea change. From Kate Middleton's transformation into a Duchess to the anti-Semitic outburst of iconic designer John Galliano; 2011 marks a year of captivating and history-making moments.

On the one hand, the world was shocked by Lady Gaga's giant egg appearance and, on the other hand, the Victoria's Secret angels left many thrilled.

As the year comes to an end, let's take a look at some of the biggest events in the fashion arena - some joyful, some shocking and some tragic.