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, we reveal our top 5.
2016 was the year fashion became obsessed with porn, from Hood By Air and Diesel partnering with Pornhub, to Vivienne Westwood drawing penises on models. What's more is that Westwood cast porn star, scholar, and artist Colby Keller to be the face of her Spring 2016 womenswear campaign. On the heels of his collaboration with Grindr, we sat down with Keller to talk sex, fashion, politics, and his erotic project, "Colby Does America."
Hedi Slimane was in the news quite a bit this year, especially after exiting Saint Laurent. But one thing has yet to be confirmed: Where, if anywhere, is he going next? Apparently, that’s the one thing everyone wanted to know, making our speculation that he could be headed to Chanel one of FU’s biggest stories. What do you think? Could Slimane be Karl Lagerfeld's successor?
People are consistently interested in the ideas of the next generation of fashion designers, and with the outstanding work presented by the Parsons MFA students, it’s no wonder their collection page was our third most-viewed story. These graduates are going places, so get to know them now.
Our exclusive photoshoot and interview with supermodel Ashley Graham was sure to be a hit, not only because Graham is stunning in every snap, but also because of how she opens up about her career and time in the industry. With all of the conversation that occurred this year regarding diversity in modeling, perhaps casting agents should take note of how popular this story was.
Was there any surprise that Kanye West would take the top spot? After years of putting on spectacles rather than fashion shows, a natural curiosity had surrounded his Yeezy presentations. But nothing could prepare editors for what went down at his Season 4 debut. The show got more attention for what went wrong, rather than the clothes, which were...not great. Our editor-in-chief Katharine K. Zarrella’s no-holds-barred account of the completely absurd affair let readers in on every ugly detail.
And there you have it! Join us in 2017 and read next year's most-read stories as they break.