We asked Paper Design Director Andrea Fella to pick her favorite spreads that were included in our print editions this year and featured the most compelling design work that couldn't be re-created in our online versions of the stories. Below, she picked her favorite opening spreads (the designs that introduced cover stories, themed features and fashion features to the reader) as well as her favorite layouts within those stories and others.

Opening Spreads

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From "Being St. Vincent," photographed by Jacqueline Di Milia.
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opemerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.33.37 PM.pngFrom "Culinary Cool Kids," photographed by Jacqueline Di Milia.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.03.29 PM.pngFrom "This Is Not a Story About a Wallflower," photographed by Autumn De Wilde and styled by Shirley Kurata.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.12.08 PM.pngFrom "Am I Dreaming?" photographed by Autumn De Wilde and styled by Shirley Kurata.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.16.10 PM.pngFrom "Seuss It Or Lose It" photographed by Coliena Rentmeester and styled by Martha Violante.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.45.15 PM.pngFrom "Giving It," photographed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and styled by Timothy Reukof. 
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.50.22 PM.pngFrom "Mixed Signals," photographed by Jacqueline Di Milia and styled by Andrew Mukamal.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.53.20 PM.pngFrom "Bad Girl," photographed by Jessica Craig Martin and styled by Tom Manaton.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.09.21 PM.pngFrom "Dog Days," photographed by Emily Shur and styled by Martha Violante.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.31.31 PM.pngFrom "Voice Male," photographed by Dan Monick and styled by Djuna Bel.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.41.00 PM.pngFrom "Aural Fixation," photographed by Emily Shur and styled by Brett Bailey.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.48.12 PM.pngFrom "Just a Few Wild and Crazy Guys," photographed by Eric White
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.49.24 PM.pngFrom "Rainbow Bright Nights." Colin Self photographed by Rebecca Smeyne.
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openerScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.49.53 PM.pngFrom "Get Busy, Get Dizzy," photographed by Emily Shur and styled by Martha Violante.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 2.21.10 PM.pngFrom "'Tis The Season." Icky Blossoms photographed by Atisha Paulson.
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Inside Spreads

Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.04.52 PM.pngFrom "This Is Not a Story About a Wallflower," photographed by Autumn De Wilde and styled by Shirley Kurata.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.06.13 PM.pngFrom "The Cult of Jennifer Herrema," photographed by Dan Monick for our "New Cults" feature.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.06.58 PM.pngFrom "The Cult of House of Ladosha," photographed by Rebecca Smeyne for our "New Cults" feature.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.08.13 PM.pngFrom "The Cult of Grimes," photographed by Eric White for our "New Cults" feature.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.15.03 PM.pngFrom "Am I Dreaming?" photographed by Autumn De Wilde and styled by Shirley Kurata.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.19.19 PM.pngFrom "Seuss It Or Lose It" photographed by Coliena Rentmeester and styled by Martha Violante.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.21.18 PM.pngFrom "An Oral History of X-Girl," featuring stills from Phil Morrison's video look book for the brand's second season.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 1.46.39 PM.pngFrom "Giving It," photographed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and styled by Timothy Reukof. 
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 2.06.40 PM.pngFrom "Bad Girl," photographed by Jessica Craig Martin and styled by Tom Manaton.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 2.22.26 PM.pngFrom "Shrine On," photographed by Raphael Ouellet.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.07.33 PM.pngFrom "Dog Days," photographed by Emily Shur and styled by Martha Violante.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.15.36 PM.pngFrom "Brady Corbet" and "Zosia Mamet," both photographed by Douglas Adesko for our "2012 Beautiful People" feature.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.42.37 PM.pngFrom "Iggy Azalea," photographed by Jessica Craig Martin.
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.45.48 PM.pngFrom "Rave On," photographed by Rebecca Smeyne
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Screen shot 2012-12-19 at 12.47.47 PM.pngKayvon Zand and Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire in our "Just a Few Wild and Crazy Guys" feature, photographed by Eric White.
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