Two Of A Kind
A major exhibition at Sydney's Powerhouse museum celebrated the creative partnership between Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee, whose influential fashion and textile designs have inspired joy for more than four decades.
A True Leader
In the wake of the tragic Christchurch terrorist attacks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was praised for her compassionate response, followed by steadfast reforms to the country's gun laws.
Above And Beyond
Rocketman, the singalong Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton, hit cinemas with critical acclaim, while the music legend himself landed in Australian shores to kick off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
No-one champions diverse Australian stories like Miranda Tapsell. She co-wrote, produced and starred in rom-com Top End Wedding, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing national films of 2019.
Ride Like A Girl
Who can forget Michell Payne's history-making2015 Melbourne Cup win? Not Rachel Griffiths, who told the jockey's story for her directional debut, tapping Teresa Palmer to play Payne in the production.
Stranger Than Fiction
The literary world was shocked when a rule-defying judgement saw Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named joint winners of The Booker Prize. No complaints here!
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, $43; booktopia.com.au
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, $35; booktopia.com.au
The 23-year-old Queenslander became the first Aussie since 1976 to be ranked number one in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.
Breaking The Silence
In their book, She Said, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey recount their New York Times exposé of Harvey Weinstein and how it helped reignite the #MeToo movement.
The Game Changer
Whether it's with her Fridays for Future strikes, her carbon-free transatlantic trip of her impassioned speech at the United Nations, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg reminds us what's really at stake with the climate crisis.
10 Yas, Queen
Olivia Colman had a royally good year. After celebrating a best actress Oscar win for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, she took on the role of Queen Elizabeth ll in The Crown. Bow down, people.
This article originally appeared in InStyle's January 2020 issue.