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There is absolutely nothing more beloved by the fashion world than a little controversy — and 2011 served it up in droves. All year long the industry argued about models who were too young or too androgynous, and produced photos that were accused of glorifying gluttony — or not eating enough. Add in a few lawsuits, a social revolution, a healthy pinch of racism, and some commercialized gender stereotyping, and you’ve got a year that won’t be forgotten any time soon.
Great fashion moments aren’t just relegated to great fashion people. 2011 was the year newscasters provided us with some of our favorite fashion moments — from excellent style choices to fun interviews to downright hysterical coverage.
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.
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.