The 10 Biggest Stories of Fashion Month

Spoiler alert: There was lots of Kimye.
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Spoiler alert: There was lots of Kimye.
Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Sure, Fashion Month is ostensibly about the clothes -- what we'll be wearing next season, what trends we'll see in stores, etc.

But sometimes, when all is said and done, what we really can't stop talking about is the stuff that happened off the runway. From designer changes to model bullying (and lots and lots of Kardashian-West-Jenners) here are the 10 juiciest stories from Fashion Month.

Miley Cyrus Partners with Jeremy Scott

Cyrus and Scott. Photo: Imaxtree

Cyrus and Scott. Photo: Imaxtree

There was perhaps no stranger collaboration all season than that of Miley Cyrus and Jeremy Scott -- and yet, it totally worked. The pop star debuted her "visual art" at the designer's spring 2015 show. And, sure, it looked like a bunch of random things hot glued onto jewelry. But there's no denying it created huge buzz, with Cyrus taking a bow alongside Scott at the finale.  

Alexander Wang Crashes a Secret Rave 

Rave culture proved to be a major trend this fashion month, and no where was that more true than Alexander Wang's after party. Rather than throw another one of his highly sought out ragers himself, the designer and a group of his nearest and dearest crashed a rave deep in Brooklyn. Miley was there, natch, in nipple tassels. It was the best party no one was invited to all season.

Opening Ceremony Proves the Play's the Thing

'100% Lost Cotton' in action. Photo: Imaxtree 

'100% Lost Cotton' in action. Photo: Imaxtree 

After throwing some of the most anticipated shows of previous seasons, which included cronuts and cars on the runway, Opening Ceremony needed to top itself. What better way to do so than by putting on an actual, honest-to-God play? Directed by Spike Jonze, co-authored by Jonah Hill and starring the likes of Elle Fanning and Rashida Jones, "100% Lost Cotton" was an incredibly charming way to show off the brand's collection. Plus, the play itself was actually good. Can all fashion shows be this cool?

Kendall Jenner Gets Bullied

Jenner walks Diane von Furstenberg. Photo: Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images

Jenner walks Diane von Furstenberg. Photo: Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images

After making a huge splash her first season, Jenner returned to the runways for spring 2015, hitting up shows in each of the major cities. But despite leading the pack at Dolce & Gabbana and counting herself among Chanel's feminist protesters, Jenner reportedly had a less-than-stellar time. According to multiple reports, she was the victim of model-on-model bullying. Jenner took the rumors in stride, Instagramming herself and a model pal with the caption, "You can't sit with us." 

Gemma Ward Returns to the Runway

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It was the moment we've been waiting for: Gemma Ward made her triumphant return to the runway, opening the Prada show. To say that every one in the Fashionista offices completely freaked out would not be an understatement, and we weren't alone. Ward wasn't the only mid-aughts model to reappear, either: Natasha Poly, Abbey Lee and Jessica Stam were a few more major names to take a turn on the runway this season.

Kimye Dominates Paris Fashion Week

#WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

#WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

It's pretty much guaranteed that the fashion-loving power couple that is Kimye would show up during Fashion Month, and it was the Paris shows that finally brought us Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West. Their presence was not entirely welcome, as they more or less stole the spotlight at runways like Givenchy (oh, were there clothes there?) and delayed a lot of shows. Of course, it wasn't all fun and games for the couple: They were booed at Lanvin and Kardashian was nearly tackled. We're sure they're fine now -- especially since they were the inspiration for a terrifyingly awesome sweatshirt at Ashish in London.

North West Attends Her First Fashion Shows

Like a painting of the Madonna. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Like a painting of the Madonna. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Call it Baby's First Runway: Kim and Kanye weren't the only Wests to make a splash. North West attended a few shows with her famous parents, even nabbing a front row seat all to herself at Givenchy, where she wore a black sheer number to match her mommy's. Gotta start them young, we guess!

More Designer Musical Chairs

Peter Copping. Photo: Imaxtree

Peter Copping. Photo: Imaxtree

Every season, a designer or several parts ways with their respective brands, the same way that the end of sports seasons brings coaching changes. Peter Copping showed his last collection for Nina Ricci, and Guillaume Henry is leaving Carven to take his place. Copping is expected to join Oscar de la Renta as creative director. (De la Renta has not yet confirmed the appointment, but multiple sources have told us that Copping has been working there for some months already.)  Meanwhile, Christophe Lemaire presented his final collection for Hermès and -- in the biggest changeup of all -- John Galliano was appointed creative director of Maison Martin Margiela.

Jean Paul Gaultier Bids Farewell to Ready-to-Wear

Miss Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo: Imaxtree

Miss Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo: Imaxtree

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier presented his final ready-to-wear collection in Paris. The show became the can't-miss of the season, and attendees were treated to the one of the most over-the-top presentations in recent memory. Between winking nods to fashion editors and a Miss Jean Paul Gaultier competition (Coco Rocha won, obvi), it was a fitting end to this chapter in the legendary designer's career. Although he's retired his ready-to-wear line, Gaultier will continue to produce couture.

Carine Roitfeld Throws the Season's Biggest Party

Now this is how you end Fashion Month. Carine Roitfeld threw a party to celebrate the fifth issue of CR Fashion Book  and the resulting fête was legendary. Paris Hilton DJ'd, Kim and Kanye got down, and Justin Bieber linked up with Karl Lagerfeld. It doesn't even matter that cover star Beyoncé didn't show up.