2016 was FU’s inaugural year, and we certainly covered a lot of ground. Throughout the week, we will be counting down the 25 most-read stories of the year. Here, check out numbers 10 through 6.
Was it glittering, or was it inspired by butterflies? Both, obviously. Mariah Carey’s MAC collection was a long time coming, and clearly, for many of you, it was worth the wait.
How on earth did a news item about a fragrance campaign crack the top 10? Probably because we didn’t consider what would happen when we put “Jared Leto” and “threesome” together in a headline. To be fair, that’s basically what goes down in the commercial. We’re just calling it like we see it.
Apparently “How do I start modeling?” was the second most-Googled fashion-related question in 2016, which might explain why our interview with IMG scout Jeni Rose was so popular. Rose was heading up a model search with W magazine at the time, giving many an easy answer: Submit an entry form.
People love all things Met Gala, especially when designers have an opportunity to create wildly inventive designs for the party’s theme. This year, to celebrate the exhibit Manus x Machina, many looked to wearable technology to create a show-stopping ensemble. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa stepped up their red carpet game, partnering with IBM to design a gown that change color to reflect onlookers feelings, much like a mood ring.
Prior to election night, the fashion industry was all for Hillary Clinton, with many publications even endorsing her candidacy. But when Trump won, some magazines were quick to ignore everything that had happened before and during the election, and instead turn sycophantic. In a widely-read article, Hilary Shepherd called them out on their behavior.
Tune in tomorrow for our top five stories of the year, including a porn star, a naked supermodel, and the article that most captivated our audience in 2016. To revisit numbers 15 through 11, click here.