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The Class of 2009: The Year's Best Designers, Trends, Muses, and Models!

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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While our yearbooks have always been good for intermittent fits of nostalgia, we can't say they were ever really much to look at. This year, though, we're upping the glam quotient on year-end roundups by choosing the best and the brightest of Fashion's class of 2009. And with picks like models nominated for Most Attractive, the edgiest fashion tomes gunning for Most Photogenic, and the most talked-about new designers in the running for Coolest Freshman, you can be sure there won't be any sartorial regrets here. Welcome to the winner's circle...

Most AttractiveModel of the Year: Lara Stone

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Though there were some hot contenders for this title, 2009 was undoubtedly the year of Lara. After having an entire issue of French Vogue devoted to her, usurping Madonna's place in the Louis Vuitton ads and making W's cover as "fashion's It girl," this well-endowed lass has definitely earned her seat on the fashion throne.

Runners up:

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Tao Okamoto takes the lead as the biggest model breakout with the creepy-cool bowl cut.

Lily Cole leads the pack in a red-head resurgence and sharpens her acting chops in two buzzed-about films, including The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Jamie Bochert, this runway dark-horse delivers the most unexpected comeback, walking for Rodarte and scoring the Marc Jacobs campaign this month.

Karlie Kloss, this classic cutie scores the most Vogue editorials of 2009.

Christy Turlington, the supe next-door beats out the youngins for some major campaigns, including YSL and Bally.

Most PhotogenicBest Magazine Cover: V Magazine featuring Lady Gaga with removable sunglasses

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Always a cut above the competition, V mag clinched top honors with this conceptual cover that almost one-upped the world's hugest pop-star by adding a genius pair of removable oversized sunnies.

Runners up:

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Elle France's "untouched" covers, because we'll take a fresh-scrubbed look over Botox any day.


Wallpaper* peel cover offered that little thrill of now you see it, now you don't!

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