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The Ins and Outs: Hot Topics of 2010 and 2011

To kick off the year, WWD takes stock of its surroundings during the last 12 months and looks ahead to the next.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

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As the 2011 calendar gets tacked to the wall, it’s fitting to reflect on the last 12 months (give or take) and to look ahead to the next. To kick off the year, and to dabble in a WWD tradition, the Eye took stock of its surroundings.

Wedding of the Century of the Year

In: Prince William to Kate Middleton
Out: Chelsea Clinton to Marc Mezvinsky
Royal was a favorite adjective last July. Come April, Chelsea’s vows are sure to look like a weekend in Rhinebeck.

Tom Ford Project That Begets Endless Speculation

In: His second directorial effort.
Out: His return to women’s wear.
Now that Ford is officially back to women’s fashion, we can focus our theorizing on his next film. His follow-up to “A Single Man” reportedly is going to be a comedy. Really?

Trending On-Screen Character Type

In: Ballerina
Out: Vampire
While both “Twilight” and “True Blood” lay dormant, “Black Swan” continues to freak out cinemagoers, and Emily Blunt dons dancewear in March for “The Adjustment Bureau.”

Celebrity Weekly Cover Obsessions

In: Teen moms.
Out: Celebrity toddlers.
The exploits of Maci, Farrah and Amber have officially pushed Shiloh’s tomboy phase and Suri’s heels to the middle of the book.

Ascendant Offspring of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

In: Willow Smith
Out: Jaden Smith
All the karate in the world couldn’t fight off “Whip My Hair.”

Heir Apparent to the Beatrice Inn
In: The Bunker Club
Out: Kenmare
For now, at least.

Editorial Guessing Games

In: Who’s going to edit French Vogue?
Out: Who’s going to edit W and T: The New York Times Style Magazine?
Anyone know the Vegas line on @tavitulle landing the gig?

 


Buzzed-About Fanning Sister

In: Elle
Out: Dakota
This has all the trappings of an epic sibling rivalry, if only they weren’t so seemingly well-adjusted.

Bieber-Related Transition
In: Waiting for Justin Bieber’s voice to change
Out: Waiting for Justin Bieber’s haircut to change
Although the coif has proven immutable, there’s definitely a sell-by date on those pipes.

Media Crowd Hangout

In: Elaine’s

Out: Monkey Bar, The Waverly Inn, The Lion
Speculation is rising that the famed Upper East Side eatery may soon be under new ownership. Could it be the next venture for Graydon?

Retail Infestation

In: Please, anything but bedbugs.
Out: Bedbugs
We’ll take frogs or locusts at this point.

Commodity Concern

In: Worrying about the price of cotton.
Out: Worrying about the price of gold.
Look for Glenn Beck to start hoarding yarn sometime this spring.

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