The editorials and ads in this month's fashion magazines got into the Halloween spirit, much to our delight. This is the season of goth, after all! However we kind of wish someone had done a trick-or-treating spread. We know it's cliché, but imagine models walking through the suburbs with plastic pumpkins shot by Terry Richardson — amazing, right? Nonetheless, we enjoyed French Vogue's crazy-high shoe spread, Lula's witch spread with a comeback queen, and Purple's requisite awkward nudity. As for our least favorite pages, Nylon's spread of Cory Kennedy and Peaches Geldof was a forced attempt at creating stars, Canadian Flare forgot Coco Chanel's styling edict and overdid the trends, and Paper committed the ultimate sin: They made Julianne Moore look old and unpretty. We've arbitrarily awarded the best and worst photos from the October issues in the slideshow.
Most Startling Image: Miss Dirty Martini in 10
Miss Dirty Martini is a renowned burlesque performer. Inspired by the icons of full-figured woman carved 20,000 years before Christianity out of marble and stone, Mario Sorrenti shot Dirty Martini as "The Venus From New York City."
Best Model: Han Jin in 10
Han models Marc Jacobs's fall Louis Vuitton collection, photographed by Mark Pillai, and it's fierce.
Most Overexposed Model: Erin Wasson
Erin Wasson appeared in spreads in French Vogue, left, and i-D. On top of the launch of her RVCA clothing line, these just made us feel a bit Wassoned out, especially after that comment she made about homeless people being chic.
Scariest Trend Monster: Canadian Flare
There are way too many trends happening in this picture: The Yves Saint Laurent-inspired hair and makeup, the Givenchy-esque necklaces, the Lanvin taffeta dress. None of it looks expensive or aspirational, and it should. Perhaps a little editing was in order?
Best Male Model: Boris in i-D
You have to love a male model who goes by only his first name, as if he were Gisele. But you really have to love a male model who can rock a John Galliano coat, left, just as well as a Capezio tutu, right. With a straight face.
Most Overexposed Item: Prada Lace
We loved Prada's lace collection, and evidently so did everyone else. The fall items appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue and in countless spreads. Here, Natasha Poly wears it in i-D.
Best Comeback Girl: Audrey Marnay in Lula
Audrey was a favorite of Steven Meisel from 1997 to 2002 and last appeared on the runway in Chanel's couture show in 2006. She picked up a few acting gigs in France in the early 2000s. But we're delighted to see her return to editorial dressed as a witch in this Balmain dress and Isabel Marant coat.
Most Irritating: Cory Kennedy and Peaches Geldof in Nylon
These two have been running around making videos for Nylon's Website but were featured as the magazine's "It" girls in the similarly named issue. Just because they wear leopard leggings and don't brush their hair when they wake up, all while pretending to hate each other doesn't make them "It" girls. Sorry, Nylon.
Worst Celebrity Spread: Julianne Moore in Paper
Julianne Moore is gorgeous, captivating, and vivacious, and she looks none of these things here. Maybe they tried to make her look younger by dipping her face in glitter, but we'd say they only managed to age her.
Best Western: Malgosia Bella in French Vogue
Bolo tie, turquoise, leather ... Perhaps this is what inspired Givenchy's recent collection?
Most Bitchin' Photo: Yasmin Warsame in French Vogue
Forgive the use of bitchin', but it was the first word that came to mind when we saw this spread put together by Carine Roitfeld and edited by Mario Testino. The French sure know how to make smoking look cool. And by the way, those shoes are from East Village Shoes in New York!
Most Awkward Use of Nudity: Artist Dash Snow in Purple
Dash, um, poses with his girlfriend Jade Berreau for Terry Richardson. Leave it to Terry and Purple to infantilize a man so. What's not to love?
Best Use of Nudity: Hilary Rhoda in Purple
You know Hilary. She of the ubiquitous Estee Lauder Sensuous scent. Well, she was a delicate flower in those ads. But she stripped and vamped up a fierce storm in Purple. Well played.
Most Pensive Posers: Surface
Meet models Ekat and Marc Shuff. There's a reason they are professionals.
Best Teen Page: Heidi Montag in Teen Vogue
So that's what she looked like before she became Speidi. Now that's what we call service journalism.
Most Awkward Props: Vogue
Oh, that dress goes nicely with the CHICKEN ON HER HEAD. Poor thing.
Best Male Domination: Linda Evangelista in W
And you eat dinner with your man how?
Best Scary Ad: Diesel
Fashion Chuckie! Is it any wonder we spotted this in the British magazines?
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