Presenting Fashionista's First-Ever Fashion Oscars: The Industry's Big Winners

We couldn't wait a whole year to get re-excited about the Academy Awards! (Honestly, how did we make it last time?) So we had an idea. "Lo!" we thought (in so many words), "Why not host our own Oscars... for fashion! We'll save costs by forgoing that whole 'red carpet' tomfoolery--who cares about that part anyway! We'll gather an elite team of the finest online editors in the industry--we won't disclose their identities, so as to protect their privacy and keep the suspense--and we'll announce the winners via our fair website! By jove, I think we've DONE IT!" And done it, we did. Behold, the winners (and almost winners--seriously, Karl, it's a huge honor that you're even included in this post) of the first annual Fashionista Fashion Oscars. Proceed.
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We couldn't wait a whole year to get re-excited about the Academy Awards! (Honestly, how did we make it last time?) So we had an idea. "Lo!" we thought (in so many words), "Why not host our own Oscars... for fashion! We'll save costs by forgoing that whole 'red carpet' tomfoolery--who cares about that part anyway! We'll gather an elite team of the finest online editors in the industry--we won't disclose their identities, so as to protect their privacy and keep the suspense--and we'll announce the winners via our fair website! By jove, I think we've DONE IT!" And done it, we did. Behold, the winners (and almost winners--seriously, Karl, it's a huge honor that you're even included in this post) of the first annual Fashionista Fashion Oscars. Proceed.
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As much as we love and adore it, fashion at the Academy Awards only goes so far. There's the requisite "who are you wearing!!," the frantic live tweeting, the tripping starlets going to claim their prize, the best-and-worst dressed lists the following morning, and occasionally the ongoing dress drama--but that's pretty much where it stops. Until 12 months later when we do it all over again.

But we couldn't wait that long! (Honestly, how did we make it last time?) So we had an idea. "Lo!" we thought (in so many words), "Why not host our own Oscars... for fashion! We'll save costs by forgoing that whole 'red carpet' tomfoolery--who cares about that part anyway! We'll gather an elite team of the finest online editors in the industry--we won't disclose their identities, so as to protect their privacy and keep the suspense--and we'll announce the winners via our fair website! By jove, I think we've DONE IT!" And done it, we did.

Behold, the winners (and almost winners--seriously, Karl, it's a huge honor that you're even included in this post) of the first annual Fashionista Fashion Oscars. Proceed.

The nominees for Best Show are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Marc Jacobs Fall 2013!

Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

When it came to our panel's favorite show of the last year, not even a Parisian palace or a legitimate man-made rainstorm could compete with Marc Jacobs's in-the-round, "Circle of Life"-cum-walk of shame set from this past New York fashion week. We're sure Lily McMenamy's topless getup didn't hurt Jacobs's chances either: We all know what going topless can do for a career!

The nominees for Model in a Leading Role are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Karlie Kloss!

Photo: ImaxTREE

Photo: ImaxTREE

Kloss is fast becoming the Meryl Streep of the fashion world--it's pretty much an honor just to be in the same category. Kloss ruled the catwalk as well as the newsstand this year, and even had her fair share of fashion scandals under her seriously slim belt--better to be talked badly about than not at all...

Classic choice Kate Moss was a close second, with one panelist remarking that she's "sick of seeing Karlie's face." We're sure Klossy will be crying all the way to the press room over that one.

The nominees for Model in a Supporting Role are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Cara Delevingne!

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Much like Anne Hathaway's acceptance speech at the regular Oscars, this is the moment when everyone will get up to use the restroom (only because she's won so many times! Honest!). It just stops getting exciting after a while. That said, go Cara! You've earned all your success--including being crowned top model at London fashion week--and now, this career-making award. (Oh, and better luck with that topless thing next time, Lil!)

The nominees for Animated Fashion Film are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Disney x Barneys Holiday Film!

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I mean, it's Disney for crying out loud. Disney always wins.

The nominees for Best (Creative) Directing are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Raf Simons!

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

The new golden boy at Dior is certainly doing something right: His timeless designs for the iconic French fashion house have been selling like hotcakes--and become a celeb red carpet staple--since he replaced John Galliano last April.

The nominees for Best Fashion Documentary are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... The Eye Has to Travel!

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Old Vogue editors beat out the new Vogue editors in this category, with this Diana Vreeland doc shutting down its category-mates (including HBO's In Vogue: The Editor's Eye) by a landslide vote.

The nominees for Best Makeup Artists and Hairstyling are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... Peter Philips!

Photos: ImaxTREE

Photos: ImaxTREE

Philips may have recently resigned as Chanel's creative director of makeup, but his punk turn at last week's fall Fendi show prove he's still got plenty o' makeup tricks up his sleeve. With the next Chanel show right around the corner, we have a feeling this won't be the beauty maven's last Fashion Oscar, either.

The nominees for Best Short Fashion Film are...

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And the Fashion Oscar goes to... "Fashion Film" by Vena Cava!

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Even Brad Pitt's star power and thoroughly bizarro Chanel ad turn couldn't hold down this piece of fashion film amazingness. Starring Lizzy Caplan, "Fashion Film" is basically the indie, Wes Anderson-dark horse of the noms--but intentionally hilarious. And you don't even have to go to Williamsburg to watch it.