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Top 100 Pop Culture Trends of 2015

From Aging Disney Princesses to Regal Red Carpet Couture

— January 30, 2016 — Pop Culture
The top 2015 pop culture trends provide an overview of the media and celebrity-related innovations as they relate to various markets. From Kim Kardashian's iconic release of 'Selfish' to the photobooth at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, there are plenty of relevant takeaways regardless of how arbitrary and unrelated pop cultural discourse may seem.

One Internet obsession that remains as popular as ever is the insistence on re-imagining our favorite Disney characters in almost every scenario possible. Whether you are interested in seeing Disney princesses breastfeeding, hungover or as older women, the Internet has you covered.

Another pop culture moment that sticks out from 2015 is Rihanna's perfectly executed look at the 2015 MET Ball. Rihanna was decked out in a stunning Chinese couture jacket she wore as a gown designed by Guo Pei. The coat-cum-dress was crafted by a single artisan in China who worked on the piece for several years.

To dive further into the pop culture innovations that characterized the year, dive into our 2016 Trend Report.
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Adorable Animation Cupcakes
Adorable Animation Cupcakes
Baker Fernanda Abarca Creates Pastries Inspired by DreamWorks Movies
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98
Retro Bodysuit Editorials
Retro Bodysuit Editorials
The Kendall Jenner Allure Cover Shoot is Luxuriously Steamy
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97
Seductive Craft Calendars
Seductive Craft Calendars
Club Geluk's Parody Pin-Up Calendar Features Men with Yarn Products
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96
Hilarious Parenthood Instagrams
Hilarious Parenthood Instagrams
'Asshole Parents' is a Safe Place to Share Universal Experiences
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95
Intimate Celeb Portraits
Intimate Celeb Portraits
Photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath Captures Hollywood's A-List Actors
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94
Color Splash Fashion Ads
Color Splash Fashion Ads
The Latest Karl Lagerfeld Campaign Stars Kendall Jenner
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93
Celebrity Photo Booths
Celebrity Photo Booths
Vanity Fair's Oscar Party Featured a Playful Photo Booth
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92
Mermaid Festival Photos
Mermaid Festival Photos
Arthur Drooker Captures the Finned Attendees at North Carolina's Merfest
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91
Aged Superhero Portraits
Aged Superhero Portraits
These Realistic Paintings Showcase Famed Heroes as Elderly Figures
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90
Romantic Park Editorials
Romantic Park Editorials
The Latest Issue of Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands is Summery and Sapphic
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89
Undead Disney Princesses
Undead Disney Princesses
These Makeup Looks Transform the Disney Characters into Zombies
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88
Toy-Filled Classical Paintings
Toy-Filled Classical Paintings
Pierre-Adrien Sollier Creates Playmobil Art via Iconic Images
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87
Gender-Bending Superheroes
Gender-Bending Superheroes
A Hungarian Teenager Reimagines the Avengers to Address Sexism
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86
Superhero-Inspired Typography
Superhero-Inspired Typography
This Quirky Alphabet Series Draws on Popular Comic Book Characters
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85
Academy Award After-Parties
Academy Award After-Parties
Mark Seliger Photographed Celebs at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
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84
Bohemian Rebellion Editorials
Bohemian Rebellion Editorials
Michelle Barton Photographs Jenny Parry for C-Heads
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83
Shadowy Selfhood Portraits
Shadowy Selfhood Portraits
Daniel Gonzales Photographed Maria Antonia for C-Heads
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82
Cartoony Cosplay Pants
Cartoony Cosplay Pants
These Comic Book Denims Make Your Legs Look Copied Out of a Graphic Novel
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81
Dramatic Couture Editorials
Dramatic Couture Editorials
Model Nadja Auermann is an Elegant Vision in Vanity Fair France
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80
Secret Agent-Inspired Swimwear
Secret Agent-Inspired Swimwear
These James Bond Girl Bikinis were Inspired by 007 Star Halle Barry
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79
Matured Misfit Cartoons
Matured Misfit Cartoons
Artists Imagine the Garbage Pail Kids All Grown Up
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78
Profile Picture Personality Analyses
Profile Picture Personality Analyses
Man Repeller Breaks Down 13 Common Social Media Portraits
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77
Cozy Cottaging Editorials
Cozy Cottaging Editorials
Jack Belli Photographed Kayslee Collins for a C-Heads Exclusive
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76
Latina Disney Princesses
Latina Disney Princesses
Princess Elena of Avalor is Disney's Newest Character
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75
Historical Superhero Paintings
Historical Superhero Paintings
Vartan Garnikyan Transforms Classical Artworks into Batman Tributes
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74
Tech-Addicted Disney Princesses
Tech-Addicted Disney Princesses
These Images Show How Obsessions with Devices Affect Relationships
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73
Cosmic Infinity Dresses
Cosmic Infinity Dresses
Jennifer Lopez Wears a Stunning Gown During Her American Idol Performance
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72
Soft Sensual Editorials
Soft Sensual Editorials
The Jennifer Lopez Complex Cover Shoot Features Plunging Necklines
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71
Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts for Lovers of Luxury
Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts for Lovers of Luxury
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70
Cheeky World Leader Portraits
Cheeky World Leader Portraits
The Daily Duty by Christina Guggeri Imagines a Crucial Common Factor
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69
Mermaid Swimming Schools
Mermaid Swimming Schools
L'académie Aquasirène Offers Canada's First Mermaid Lessons
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68
Lustful Leather Editorials
Lustful Leather Editorials
The Vogue Germany March Issue Stars Anna Ewers
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67
Regal Red Carpet Couture
Regal Red Carpet Couture
The Rihanna Met Gala Dress is a Handmade and Vintage Piece
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66
Apocalyptic Disney Princesses
Apocalyptic Disney Princesses
Peter Slavik Imagines Fallout 4 Characters as Dark Disney Princesses
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65
Minimalist Boho Lookbooks
Minimalist Boho Lookbooks
The Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer Collection is Modeled by Leighton Meester
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64
Desert Flower Editorials
Desert Flower Editorials
Kristine Froseth Stars in Numero Tokyo's May Issue
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63
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
The &B Laser Beam Light Casts Colors, Patterns and Logos on the Road
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62
Plastic Mask Runways
Plastic Mask Runways
The AW15 Undercover Plastic Surgery Runway Screams Youthful Beauty
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61
Customized Disney Valentines
Customized Disney Valentines
An illustrator Turned a Couple into Their Favorite Characters
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60
Realistic Cartoon Costumes
Realistic Cartoon Costumes
Jin Pays Tribute to the Disney Film with Incredible Big Hero 6 Cosplay
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59
Hungover Disney Princesses
Hungover Disney Princesses
This Series Captures the Iconic Princesses After One Too Many Drinks
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58
Controversial Dress Cartoons
Controversial Dress Cartoons
These Disney Princess Dresses Address a Color-Seeing Phenomenon
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57
Ring Box Dioramas
Ring Box Dioramas
TALWST Creates Miniatures Inspired by Current Events and Pop Culture
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56
Captivating Child Star Photography
Captivating Child Star Photography
Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Covers Dazed's Latest Issue
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55
Flower Power Editorials
Flower Power Editorials
Hollie-May Saker Stars in Marie Claire Italia's February Issue
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54
Loch Ness Ladles
Loch Ness Ladles
This Cute Nessie Spoon was Made in the Image of the Fabled Scottish Monster
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53
Viral Dress Colors
Viral Dress Colors
The Internet is Perplexed Over the True Hues of a Blue and Black Dress
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52
Exotic Songstress Editorials
Exotic Songstress Editorials
The Rihanna Harper's Bazaar China Cover Story is Culturally Styled
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51
Full-Figured Swimsuit Ads
Full-Figured Swimsuit Ads
Ashley Graham is the First Plus-Sized Model in Sports Illustrated
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50
Disney Princess Minions
Disney Princess Minions
Jen Lewis of BuzzFeed Mashes Up Two Beloved Animated Franchises
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49
Body-Positive Superheroes
Body-Positive Superheroes
This Campaign Recreates ESPN's Body-Positive Issue with Nude Superheroes
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48
Beauty Blunder Editorials
Beauty Blunder Editorials
Ola Rudnicka Stars in the February Issue of Vogue Italia
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47
Wild Child Roadtrip Editorials
Wild Child Roadtrip Editorials
Ian Maddox Photographed a Wild Roadtrip Exclusively for C-Heads
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46
Maternal Disney Princesses
Maternal Disney Princesses
This Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses as Moms in Realistic Scenarios
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45
Full-Figured Disney Princesses
Full-Figured Disney Princesses
This Artist Reimagines Disney Heroines as Plus-Size Princesses
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44
Villainous Princess Mash-Ups
Villainous Princess Mash-Ups
Buzzfeed Replaces These Disney Princess Designs with Villain Noses
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43
Retro Summer Camp Editorials
Retro Summer Camp Editorials
Kristina Yenko Photographs a 70s-Themed Shoot for C-Heads
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42
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
Role-Swapped Disney Princesses
This Artist Puts Elsa Underwater and Snow White with the Beast
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41
Comedic Celebrity Selfies
Comedic Celebrity Selfies
Comedian Celeste Barber Puts a Hilarious Spin on Iconic Celebrity Photos
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40
Life-Like Disney Princes
Life-Like Disney Princes
This Series Transforms the Iconic Disney Princes into Realistic Images
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39
Disney Villain Face Swaps
Disney Villain Face Swaps
This Series Portrays Different Characters as Disney Villains
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38
Aging Disney Princesses
Aging Disney Princesses
This Disney Illustrations Capture the Girls All Grown Up and Fully Aged
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37
Stripper Disney Princes
Stripper Disney Princes
Isaiah Stephens Re-Imagines Wholesome Characters as Magic Mike Contenders
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36
Sensual Vintage Editorials
Sensual Vintage Editorials
Photographer Hana Haley Shoots Kota in an Exclusive C-Heads Editorial
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35
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
These Drawings Reaffirm Through Simple Inspirational Quotes
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34
Distorted Fashion Photography
Distorted Fashion Photography
Asger Carlsen Puts His Own Spin on Resort Fashion for The Cut
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33
Body Issue Illustrations
Body Issue Illustrations
These Drawings Highlight Modern Body Issues Faced by Women
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32
Hilarious Wizard Cartoons
Hilarious Wizard Cartoons
These Harry Potter Cartoons Cast Dumbledore in a New (and Funny) Light
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31
Hippie Revival Editorials
Hippie Revival Editorials
Elisabeth Erm is a Bohemian Hippie for Vogue Russia's February Issue
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30
Galactic Art Reinterpretations
Galactic Art Reinterpretations
David Hamilton Remixes Classic Paintings with Star Wars Influence
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29
Disney Princess Hair Makeovers
Disney Princess Hair Makeovers
These Short-Haired Princess Shots Show Disney Stars with Short Cuts
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28
Cheeky Superhero Photography
Cheeky Superhero Photography
Edy Hardjo Manipulates Action Figures into Questionable Scenarios
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27
LGBT Disney Couples
LGBT Disney Couples
These LGBT Disney Princess GIFs Challenge the Way the World Sees Romance
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26
Unvirtuous Disney Illustrations
Unvirtuous Disney Illustrations
The Seven Deadly Sins Inspire Christopher Hill's Disney Art
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25
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
The 'Crap Taxidermy' Book is Full of Badly Stuffed Animals
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24
Evil Cartoon Pin-Ups
Evil Cartoon Pin-Ups
Artist Andrew Tarusov Created a Series of Disney Villian Pin-Up Posters
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23
Socialite Disney Princesses
Socialite Disney Princesses
This Series Depicts the Kardashian Family as Disney Divas
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22
Pop Culture-Inspired Graffiti
Pop Culture-Inspired Graffiti
This French Artist Turns Pop Culture Icons into Amusing Street Art
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21
Realistic Disney Villains
Realistic Disney Villains
This Series Explores What Iconic Villains Would Look Like in Real Life
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20
Elderly Disney Princesses
Elderly Disney Princesses
These Aged Disney Princesses are Recreated as Silver-Haired Elders
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19
Iconic Rapper Sportswear Couture
Iconic Rapper Sportswear Couture
The Adidas Original x Kanye West is Inspired by Political Unrest
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18
Humanized Disney Animals
Humanized Disney Animals
Artist Pugletto Imagines What Cartoon Beasts Would Look Like as Humans
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17
Silly Celeb Photo Series
Silly Celeb Photo Series
Andy Gotts Takes Spontaneous and Endearing Portraits of Celebrities
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16
Voluptuous Celebrity Portraits
Voluptuous Celebrity Portraits
The Kim Kardashian Selfie Book Cover is Not What People Expected
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15
Matured Disney Princes
Matured Disney Princes
Dose Imagines How Cartoon Royalty Will Age into Handsome Dads
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14
Sensualized Fantasy Females
Sensualized Fantasy Females
The Game of Thrones Pinup Series is Inspired by Naughty Retro Photos
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13
Sensual Fish Campaigns
Sensual Fish Campaigns
Actress Helena Bonham Carter Cuddles Up to Tuna Naked for a Cause
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12
Parody Brand Logos
Parody Brand Logos
These Redesigned Logos Reflect the Reputation of Iconic Brands
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11
Tattooed Disney Princesses
Tattooed Disney Princesses
These Illustrations Imagine Disney Princesses as Tattooed Pin-Up Models
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10
Embracing Cartoon Beds
Embracing Cartoon Beds
This Minion Mattress Cover Lets Gru's Loyal Underlings Give You Hugs
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9
Realistic Disney Princess Hairstyles
Realistic Disney Princess Hairstyles
Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz Gives Characters an Attainable Look
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8
Superficial Disney Princesses
Superficial Disney Princesses
Saint Hoax Puts an Animated Twist on the Kylie Jenner Challenge
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7
Glamorously Graphic Editorials
Glamorously Graphic Editorials
The Adriana Lima Vogue Mexico Cover Shoot is Full of Bold Fashion
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6
Obese Celebrity Makeovers
Obese Celebrity Makeovers
A Spanish Artist Photoshops Celebs to Encourage Diverse Body Acceptance
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5
Independent Disney Princesses
Independent Disney Princesses
Saint Hoax Encourages Women to Save Themselves Instead of Waiting
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4
Hairy Disney Princesses
Hairy Disney Princesses
These Illustrations Add Realistic Body Hair to Iconic Disney Princesses
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3
Motherly Disney Princesses
Motherly Disney Princesses
This Series Depicts What the Mothers of Disney Princesses Would Be Like
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2
Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
These Illustrations Depict the Iconic Princesses Without Any Makeup
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1
Anime Disney Princesses
Anime Disney Princesses
Buzzfeed's Andrew Pena Envisions Classic Characters in a Different Style
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