Though there were days, weeks and entire months this year when we sincerely doubted that we would, we've finally made it through the sea of despair that was 2017. Aside from the political and cultural struggles we've watched play out in the news since January, our staff has closely followed the tumultuous ups and downs of the fashion industry — of which there were so many that it was difficult to keep track. Top editors and creative directors left their positions en masse, publications folded one after the other, many retailers hit rock bottom and an abundance of messy scandals (remember Kendall Jenner's Pepsi commercial?) proved that some of the most powerful people and companies in the world still have trouble learning from their mistakes.
On our final "4 P.M. at Fashionista" podcast of the year, Editor-in-Chief Alyssa Vingan Klein, Deputy Editor Tyler McCall, Senior Editor Maura Brannigan and special guest contributor Steve Dool recap the highs and lows of 2017 — and let's be real, there were mostly lows. From the Instagirl-promoted disaster that was Fyre Festival to Vogue's several questionable decisions throughout the past 12 months, no topic was off limits. We can't think of a better way to shoot ourselves into 2018 — unless, of course, we were offered a ride on the Chanel rocket.
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