How will we remember 2011? Probably as The Year When All That Stuff Happened. There was no shortage of scandal and intrigue, public unrest and famous people dying. But there were also weddings, births, record-breaking auctions and amazing clothes presented on every catwalk. Which is why we’d like to remember this year’s best moments in fashion — as a reminder that when the rest of the world talks, the fashion world listens, responds and grows.
There’s nothing we love more than a good fashion video, but while the industry just loves to masquerade marketing in movie form, not all YouTube clips are created equal. And that’s why we took it upon ourselves to compile the 11 most entertaining fashion videos of 2011. Some are branded, some are personal, and some are just downright hilarious. (We’re looking at you, Kate Moss.) Take a look and tell us which one was your favorite.
Lanvin had Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmermann, Lowell Tautchin, Milo Spijkers, and Alber Elbaz dance to Pitbull‘s “I Know You Want Me”, and it’s totally amazing. The models (and Alber!) all adorably perform a routine that’s offbeat in every sense of the word. It totally reminds us of dancing in front of our bedroom mirror with our best friend when we were ten. It helps that the clothes are great too, of course.
This resort preview is totally irreverent, starring a beer-guzzling guy vacuuming a hotel bed while wearing a $5700 embroidered dress and $595 plastic and lace pumps. The entire thing was shot in black and white, save for the green frock and shoes. And it’s so quintessentially Marc.
This video involves characters cleverly crafted out of Chanel makeup products and tools. SO CLEVER. And the plot? “[The] characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself.” You really have to watch it for yourself to understand the awesomeness. But trust us, it’s awesome.
Meet Misery Bear. According to his website, he’s the “loneliest, saddest and drunkest bear in the world. Nothing ever goes his way… and he’s just trying to get through his depressing life in one piece. He drinks too much, hates his job, and can’t get a girlfriend.” Until the day he decided to spend 24 hours on a bouncy ball, meets Kate Moss, gets drunk, and realizes that even supermodels have their psychotic tendencies.
If you needed another reason to love Tavi Gevinson, her gorgeous cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” (which she dedicated to Mindy Kaling, natch) should do nicely.