Tomorrow evening, after Miu Miu walks in Paris,
Fashion Month draws to a close
. It's been four long weeks and hundreds of collections since we've started our Fashion Week coverage, and while we've loved filling you in on all of the international action, we're ready for the madness to be over.
To celebrate this season's end, we've made a comprehensive list of superlatives that we think best define Spring/Summer 2011. Until next time!
Most Ubiquitous Couple: AndrÃ© Saraiva and Annabelle Dexter-Jones
A match made in Le Bain. Show us a party, or a Purple Diary entry, where these lovebirds weren't spotted during Fashion Week. Sorry Kanye and Kelly, you were upstaged.
Most Ubiquitous "It-Girl": Elisa Sednaoui
Aside from attending all of the hottest shows and parties of Fashion Month, this new girl-about-town -- who is also a model, a budding actress, Karl Lagerfeld's muse and Christian Louboutin's niece -- was able to blog for us! Runners up for this category include Rachel Chandler, Leigh Lezark, Harley Viera-Newton, and Alexa Chung, who were all over town. Makes sense -- none of them actually need their beauty sleep.
Best Fashion Week Debut Of A New 'Do: TIE -- Abbey Lee Kershaw and Carmen Kass
The Twitter-verse went wild on the eve of the Chanel Soho store opening in New York, where Australian supermodel Abbey Lee revealed her new platinum bob. Weeks later at Balmain, runway veteran Carmen Kass debuted a new boyish crop.
Best Headgear: Anna Dello Russo
Her Gareth Pugh headpiece at Vogue Paris' 90th Anniversary Ball was only the tip of the iceberg -- Anna wore a sparkly watermelon topper at the Marc Jacobs show in New York, followed by a cherry hat in Milan.
Model We'd Most Like To Take Shots With: Daria Werbowy
The Canadian stunner was found pounding pints at an Irish Pub in Paris after the shows. Gorgeous and down-to-earth? Sounds like our kind of girl!
Strangest Runway Prop: Ungaro
"Fungaro," the stuffed sheep that Giles Deacon sent down the runway at Ungaro, was odd, but not completely surprising, since Deacon had a triceratops handbag in his Spring 2010 collection. We wondered if he'd be the new mascot of the line, or if he would simply serve as the piÃ±ata at the Ungaro after-party.
Best Runway Exclusive: Natalia Vodianova at Roberto Cavalli
This award is based solely on the fact that Natalia is such a bad-ass that she can charge almost 100 grand to put on a pretty dress and walk for thirty seconds. Supermodel Laetitia Casta closed the same show, and we're sure that she made a pretty penny, too.
Most Ambitious Afterparty: Roberto Cavalli
Cavalli's 40th Anniversary blowout in Paris was rumored to cost about $2 million, and was one of the most star-studded events of Fashion Month, with Taylor Swift, Rachel Bilson, Janet Jackson and every supermodel you can think of in attendance -- plus a performance by Kylie Minogue. Runners up for this category are Alexander Wang's West Side Highway carnival and Tommy Hilfiger's 25th Anniversary bash at the Met.
Most Shocking Casting Choice: Miranda Kerr at Balenciaga
One model I never expected to see this season was the five-month pregnant Kerr. This category was tough, considering the sheer number of runway surprises: Jean Paul Gaultier featured Beth Ditto and Crystal Renn, Chanel had a toddler, and Giles -- who also featured a pregnant model -- closed his show with 71-year-old Veruschka.
Best Eyebrows: Bambi Northwood-Blyth
This up-and-coming Australian model had an impressive debut season -- walking Rag & Bone, Balenciaga, and Altuzarra to name a few -- and her most distinctive feature is a pair of Brooke Shields-esque eyebrows.
Best S&M Inspired Street Style: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Anyone can pile on the leather, studs and chains, but the model -- and former PAPER Beautiful Person -- took it to the next level after the Alexander Wang show in New York. We must say, she pulls off the harness quite well!
Most Buzzed About Celebrity Sighting: George Clooney at Armani
If there is one person on the planet who could render the entire fashion crowd starstruck, I think we've found him.
Best Celebrity Who Would Look So Nice If She'd Just Put Out the Cigarette and Move Quietly to an Idaho Farm: Courtney Love
America's Sweetheart was back on the party circuit in full-force this Fashion Month, starting will a performance at Don Hill's in New York, and leaving a trail of raunchy, disheveled party photos in her path. Look on the bright side Courtney: If you can't remember what happened last night, Purple Diary can!
Sexiest Editor: Carine Roitfeld
Even though she's in her mid-fifties, she looks better in this dress (pictured above) than most twenty-somethings could (that is, if you don't count the models she hangs around with and her knockout of a daughter). The woman's still got it.
Best Visible Loss Of Composure: Anna Wintour
Fashion Month is rough on everyone -- the travel, the late nights, the sore feet -- but rarely do the industry elite let their stone-cold exteriors crumble. However, the Daily snapped a priceless photo, seen in the gallery above, of Ms. Wintour with her sunglasses off and her guard down.
Most M.I.A: Lauren Santo Domingo
Aside from this one photo from the Sartorialist, one of the most omnipresent Voguettes was noticeably absent from most of Fashion Month's front rows and festivities. What gives, LSD?