The Best April Fools' Day Pranks in Fashion

See, fashion people have a sense of humor.
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See, fashion people have a sense of humor.
Just kidding.

Just kidding.

You've probably guessed by now: North West will, sadly, not be covering Vogue or the nonexistant Vogue Kids anytime soon. It was April 1, so we couldn't resist getting in on the pranking, and neither could a slew of fashion people from Eva Chen to Rebecca Minkoff to Barneys New York. 

So check it out below: the top April Fools' Day pranks, that may or may not have totally deceived us. We're not admitting anything.

Yes, the fashion world is obsessed with adorable fashion-forward domesticated animals, like Grumpy Cat and Toast, so Lucky magazine decided to give pets the spotlight with a special edition series...for April 1 only. Eva Chen even went so far as to bring the fake Choupette cover out on April Fools' Eve for Chanel's celeb-filled pre-Metiers d'Art cruise and got a photo opp with Karl Lagerfeld, lending the prank even more credibility. That's commitment.

Multiple covers, too. Serious dedication to a joke. Kudos, Lucky.

In what might be the funniest April Fools' Day prank ever, Rihanna totally ambushed Jimmy Kimmel while he was fast asleep. The new face of Dior and her entourage snuck into his house in the middle of the night to serenade the slumbering talk show host with a lively rendition of "Bitch Better Have My Money," while showering him with dollar bills. And, of course, Rihanna was decked out in full Alexander Wang fall 2015, down to the chunky Frankenstein booties — perfect for jumping up and down on Kimmel's bed.

No, designer Rebecca Minkoff is not planning to follow in the footsteps of Alexa Chung, Leigh Lezark and Paris Hilton to become a DJ, so don't plan on seeing her on the decks at Coachella. Nice try, Who What Wear

Thankfully Mizz Moos' selfie shoe turned out to be an elaborate joke. Otherwise, Coachella and Lollapalooza would have to add yet another banned item onto their extensive lists.

Even Teach for America couldn't resist a good April Fools' Day prank and one that involved One Direction defector Zayn Malik. While we at Fashionista toyed with the idea of giving the 22-year-old a faux clothing line (ultimately settling on the North West Vogue cover, instead), the non-profit honored Malik with a more noble undertaking — albeit a fake one. Well done, Teach for America. Well done.

You know the man bun has reached its saturation point when Asos's (pretty genius) April Fools' Day spoof is a clip-in man bun. 

Actor Jeremy Piven, who plays Selfridges founder Harry Gordon Selfridge on TV, is not expanding his resume to become CEO of the venerated British department store. Although, if Piven channeled his "Entourage" character Ari Gold, he might whip some retail execs into shape pretty quickly.

And in another installment of April Fools' Day jokes involving adorable pets: Barneys New York teased a puppy-friendly high tea menu at Fred's. But why can't this become reality?

We're pretty sure if Hunter actually made these doggie rain boots, people would buy them. Especially New York dog owners. Just a thought, guys.

And, still undetermined: Katy Perry's Kris Jenner-inspired pixie cut conveniently debuted on April 1. Katy, we're waiting for an answer.