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.
Magazine covers are mostly designed to sell magazines, but this year’s best covers took the opportunity to say something other than “Buy me!” There were times when the newsstands confronted our issues with sexuality, and there were times when they challenged our ideas of what true beauty looks like. But most of all, they just presented us with really, really compelling images. Which is why we bought them. Take a look at some of our favorites, below.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.