In the inestimable words of Cathy Horyn, "It's been a weird year for fashion, hasn't it?" Indeed, Ms. Horyn, it has. Luckily dozens of blogs have stepped to the fore, compiling best-of lists, counting down the worst and wildest of the year, and putting everything into, what we in the news biz call "perspective". Enjoy.
And, lest we forget, Guy Trebay reminds us that, "If 2009 produced little in the way of enduring style phenomena, it did give us Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a musician whose hooky dance tunes would barely rate a second playing on karaoke night, yet who made it all but impossible to avert one's gaze from her ongoing spectacle." (NYT)