#14 — Did American Apparel Just Launch Its Most Sexist Ads Ever? You Tell Us (NSFW)
Dov Charney sufficiently creeped us out all year with his pervasive antics, but this ad released in March really made us think: What exactly is American Apparel selling? Duh, it's pleated pants, guys!
#9 — Fashion Week Schedule Battle: The Cities Fight Like Mean Girls
What's Fashion Week without a little bit of drama? Paris, Milan, and New York Fashion Weeks had a bit of a battle of the schedules in October, when looking ahead to the fall '12 shows. Seems like no one was willing to adjust their dates. We totally get it guys; our schedules are pretty packed and inflexible, too.
#7 — The Non-Drama Continues: Tons Of Celeb Moms Paint Their Sons' Nails
Jenna Lyons appeared in headlines much earlier this year over some pink nail polish. The President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew seemed to make many Fox News contributors nervous with the shade of pink her five-year-old son selected for the J.Crew ad featuring the adorable twosome. All in all, we thought it was a bit overdramatized, and as it turns out, there are tons of celeb moms who have no problem letting their sons play in the polish.
#6 — Benetton Reveals Most Provocative Ads Yet: Political Leaders Making Out!
There you are United Colors of Benetton! We were wondering where you were hiding (sort of). Just a few weeks ago, these images put the brand back on the map with it's Unhate Foundation advertisements featuring world leader burying the hatchet and find mutual "mediation" in the form of a good ol' fashioned make-out sesh. Pucker up, Mr. President.
#4 — CA Finds Funeral Home-Worthy Levels Of Formaldehyde In Brazilian Blowouts
After 2011, we have much reason to keep our hair au naturel. In April, popular smoothing serum, Brazilian Blowout, was put on blast for containing nearly 8% formaldehyde, about the same amount found in embalming fluid. WHAT?!
#3 — Sorry, Shoppers: Missoni For Target Crashes Target.com, Leaves Us Hanging
One of fashion's biggest family-run business teamed with the modern family's go-to one-shop stop this year in the Missoni for Target collab. However, after teaser upon teaser of the insanely anticipated collection, the traffic to the Target website lead to a major crash no later that 10 a.m. on the morning of the launch. We're still spotting Missoni for Target on eBay priced at incredibly inflated rates, and our dreams of owning that awesome chevron blanket have been thoroughly crushed. Le sigh.
Hello numero uno! Whether or not you woke up at 5 a.m. to watch the complete coverage of the Royal Wedding (full disclosure: we did), this was the dress heard around the world. From keeping Sarah Burton as incognito as possible, pre-ceremony, to theory upon theory regarding what the gown would look like, in the end we were not surprised that Kate Middleton chose McQueen's successor as her wedding dress designer. Perhaps a world away from us, but we will still credit this fashion moment as #1 in 2011. Look for it in the history books, kids!