Fashion Month Style Superlatives: Rewarding the Bloggers, Editors and Beauty Pros Who Made It to the End
We're rewarding all the style stars who made it till the end
Fashion Month has officially come to an end, and seeing as we’re exhausted just keeping up with every celeb front row sighting, we can only imagine how the fashion month die-hards feel. There’s a select group of the most dedicated show-goers who attend multiple presentations a day in all four cities, and to reward their heroic efforts, we’re giving out the ultimate list of style superlatives. Who went to the most shows? Who’s most in need of a nap? All this and more below!
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Most Outfits: Olivia Palermo
When you wear four coats in 24 hours we’d say you’re on track to completely deplete your entire closet’s supply of outerwear before the end of the day. Palermo, who may have a magic suitcase, somehow never repeated an article of clothing during the entire span of fashion month. From mastering cold-wearing dressing at NYFW, to experimenting with trends and somehow making a sweater set look impossibly chic in Paris, she hit every style mark.
Most Open to Every Insta-tunity: Anna Dello Russo
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If you’re not familiar with Dello Russo, just look at any street style blog during fashion week — she’s the one in the most colorful, feathered, glittery pieces on the planet. She’s the Editor At Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan and seems to plan her outfits based on what will get the highest returns of Instagram likes — one outfit averages about eight Instagram posts (we investigated!).
Winner, In General: Iris Apfel
We thought the 94-year-old was busy enough with her full roster of spring fashion campaigns, but she not only attended Paris Fashion Week, she took it by storm.
The fashion icon chronicled a day of shows with her W Mag Snapchat takeover (yes, you read that right). And as if that wasn’t cool enough, the French department store Le Bon Marché unveiled an Iris-themed exhibition (complete with her reigning over the city in their storefront windows). Apparently, what she told PeopleStyle last month is true: “I love being busy… I’m busy to the point of insanity.”
Most in Need of a Weeklong Nap: Beauty Pros
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It takes many a glam squad to get a small army of models ready to hit the catwalk, but there were two beauty pros who seemed to somehow be at multiple shows all at one time: Hairstylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Pat McGrath.
By our count, McGrath beautified 22 shows and Palau, a staggering 24. While we go try to recreate the hottest runway looks (like McGrath’s glittery eye makeup at Tommy Hilfiger), we grant these busy beauty pros a whole week off just to faceplant into some very soft, very expensive sheets.
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Most Catwalks Walked: Lia Pavlova
The 21-year-old Russian-native graced 71 runways during the four week spectacle (71!) and walked the most out of any other model during NYFW alone, totaling 23 shows. As if the sheer volume wasn’t impressive enough, consider this: Pavlova walked every coveted catwalk in every city: Fenty x Puma and Oscar de la Renta in N.Y.C., Mary Katrantzou in London, Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, Dior and Chanel in Paris — to name just a few.
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Actual MVPs: Editors and Buyers
The actresses and bloggers perched front-row usually get all the attention, but there’s a team from every major fashion magazine and department store that shuffle to every single show. There’s Senior Vice President of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, and the crews from Vogue, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Glamour and Teen Vogue. Michael Carl’s Instagram almost puts Derek Blasberg’s to shame.
Most in it for the Afterparties: Derek Blasberg and His Crew
And speaking of: If anyone knows how to do Fashion Month properly, it’s Vanity Fair‘s own “Man About Town,” who partied with the most enviable socialite squad. Included in his go-to crew? Suki Waterhouse, model/DJ Harley Viera-Newton, Alexa Chung, Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo and of course a bevy of models (he’s besties with Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).
Most Famous Front Row Faces (…to Everyone But You)
There are also some entrepreneurial fashionistas who are mighty popular on the fashion week circuit, but may never have heard of. Russian-based Miroslava Duma (founder of the digital company Buro 24/7) and Jezy Lin (founder of Taiwan-based Passhion) have been hitting every major show (front row. Where else?).
Who do you think is most in need of a long vacay? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
— Colleen Kratofil