This year's September issues may be thinner, but the fall fashion within most certainly wasn't. Vogue did lovely things with wolves and weapons, while W did amazing things with wrestling and Lara Stone. Karl Lagerfeld shot an eyeful of Baptiste Giabiconi for Numero. GQ shot an eyeful of True Blood's Ryan Kwanten. Dasha Zhukova's first issue of Pop finally dropped, and left us scratching our heads. See those images, Naomi Campbell, Gareth Pugh's giant-wig hat, and more from this month's issues in the slideshow.
Best Fall Fashion Editorial — V
This editorial showcases the most iconic looks of the season in Times Square. Despite how uncomfortable many of these clothes look, not a page went by that didn't make us want to be these models all winter long.
Best Surrealism — Surface
Many fashion magazines toy with surrealism, but it's rarely achieved without a trace of cheesiness. Not so here. Well done, Surface.
Best Use of Naomi Campbell — Harper's Bazaar
If any model is equipped to take on a cheetah and a crocodile in the wild, it's Naomi Campbell.
Best Designer Portraits — Harper's Bazaar
Muppets are having a moment: Marc Jacobs dresses them, Lady Gaga wears them, and now the world's top designers pose with them. However, this spread would have been infinitely better if the designers dressed the Sesame Street Muppets instead of models. The Cookie Monster would probably appreciate some strappy leather boots-pants.
Worst Pirelli Calendar Knockoff — Pop
The Pirelli calendar may be sort of gross, but at least it's sexy. This just makes us think of cholera.
Best Diva Moment — Taylor Swift in Love
Sweet-as-pie Taylor Swift has a dark side! Or at least a dark tube of lipstick.
Best Male Model — Baptiste Giabiconi in Numero
This editorial is titled "Room Service Couture." The service, presumably, is on-site laundry courtesy of Baptiste's torso.
Worst Menswear Editorial — Details
It's gratuitous (see left) and makes no sense (see right).
Best Weapons — Vogue
This spread is all about boots and gloves. And having a very hard time kicking ass (and possibly walking) in very impractical shoes.
Most Awkward Poses — Pop
From left we see a cavewoman in combat, an old hag with a cane, a sorcerer, a student of Tracy Anderson, and an impassioned orchestra conductor. Since when are they friends?
Creepiest Styling — i-D
They look like they survived a fiery car wreck and, rather than changing outfits, mended their clothes with tightly wrapped Saran Wrap.
Best Man Diapers — Love
May men also know the joys of the pouf.
Best Pantsless Editorial — W
The state of undress is much more palatable when the girls have coats to keep them warm.
Best Fashion Fairy Tale — Vogue
This "Little Red Riding Hood"-themed spread is an obvious way to highlight fall's red trend. But this is well executed and campy in a very classy way.
Best Celebrity Editorial — Ryan Kwanten in GQ
The headline says "Ryan Kwanten would like to keep his pants on." Which makes ... one of us?
Most Surprising Celebrity Portraits — Taylor Hanson and Kelly Osbourne in Paper
Kelly Osbourne looks quite lovely and relaxed. And who knew Taylor Hanson had it in him? (By "it" we mostly mean facial hair.)
Best Hat — i-D
A drag queen out there somewhere needs this.
Worst Hair — Vogue
Vogue used the electrocuted–Donna Summer do in two editorials this month. Do they have any idea how many leaves and pigeons hair like this would collect on a brisk fall day?
Most Disturbing Editorial — W
Clockwise from top: snake on face, baby with wig, man in pajamas riding saddle. The only thing missing is a toddler with a tarantula acting as a pocket square.
Best Sports — W
"Bow to the Prada boots!"
Best Animal Print — i-D
If you're going to wear animal print, you may as well have the mane, tail, and jazz hands to back it up. Go big or go home.
Most Orgasmic Fringe — Elle
Flouncy fringe really does things to this model. She's probably too young for us to call it "orgasmic" with good conscience, but that's why we check ours at the door when we come to work (oh, we kid).
Best Couple — V
She's either running away from him after a fight or about to faint. Normally these are very embarrassing situations to have occur in a town square, but here they look so glam.
Best Mermaid — Paris Hilton in Lucky
Leave it to Paris Hilton to reference Greek mythology in the September issues. She would make a truly great mermaid, however, because when she's done with this photo shoot she could dive into the deep blue sea with her new perfume and leave the human race to itself once and for all.
Most Disappointing Spread — Harper's Bazaar
Eniko Mihalik is an amazing model, but this editorial fails to capture her beauty or spirit. She looks plain, a little dowdy, and kind of confused.
Most Confusing Sequins — Teen Vogue
There is no way her library comes equipped with a D.J., a disco ball, and laser lights. And if it does, boy did we go to the wrong school.
Worst Disservice to McQueen — Pop
This garbage-bag dress from Alexander McQueen's fall 2009 collection was quite stunning on the runway. But here it just looks like garbage. Why did Pop do that to us?
Most Underrated Non-Model — Pixie Geldof in British Vogue
Most fashion spreads make us feel too poor, too fat, and generally unsatisfied with ourselves. But something about everything Pixie's in inspires none of these feelings.
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