April Fools is a fun "holiday." However, you have to be even more skeptical than usual of every single thing you read on the internet on April 1. Yesterday was no exception: Conan O'Brien took over Mashable and Google News declared that Mitt Romney dropped out of the Republican primary. Our friends in fashion got very creative, too--and some of it we actually believed. Or wanted to believe (like that Tom Ford x H&M was confirmed. Damn you, Lucky mag!) From multiple silly things about Kate Middleton to a flashback to the 80s, click through to see the funniest April Fools jokes the internet conjured up.
Refinery 29 Went Back to the Future: They made over their whole site into "Refinery 89" and gave us a glimpse of what the internet might have looked like in 1989. If, you know, there had been an internet then. Sample headlines included: "The 10 Most Radical Couples of 1989" (hi Madonna and Warren Beattty), "The Next New Kids? Meet Boy Band Nine Inch Nails," and our personal favorite: "Vogue's Newest Editor Celebrates a Year, but Is She Here to Stay?" about Anna Wintour. Bravo, Refinery.
Into the Gloss Profiled American Psycho's Patrick Bateman: Sample quote: "In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion."
Lucky Confirms That Tom Ford for H&M Is Happening: Oh and also Kate Middleton is going to appear in a McQueen ad. Or something. If only they were both true...
Glamour Reports That There's a Karl Lagerfeld Peep: You win, Glamour. You win.(See pic at left).
Warby Parker Barker Makes Glasses for Dogs: Cutest. Thing. Ever. Another thing that we want to be real--monocles for dogs.
Styleite Reported that Terry Richardson Was Shooting Kate Middleton for Harper's Bazaar: We're sure he could get her to pose in her undies while slurping spaghetti.
We Told You That Kanye West Was in Talks With Dior: Come on, you totally believed it! The fact that it doesn't even seem that outrageous at this point in the whole saga is the most ridiculous part of the whole thing.
NPR's Shocking Twitter Headline: "NPR Source: Tweets Will Shrink To 133 Characters." OK, so it's technically not a fashion prank, but this is the only one I truly believed. And I clicked on the link immediately, freaking out about losing a precious seven Twitter characters. Phew. Oh, and they also devoted their whole Instagram to cats.