the year in style

MoMA headliner Marina Abramović wasn't the only performance artist present in 2010. Lady Gaga, James Franco, Anna Dello Russo—the year's newsmakers seemed to turn every moment of their waking lives into a spectacle, part deadly serious, part put-on. Backstage, too, the players and the moves they made were full of bravado—witness Bernard Arnault swooping in to purchase 17 percent of Hermès. And the world kept tabs on it all via the perpetual feedback loop that is Twitter. Here, a look back at the year's biggest performers. (Oh, and if you're wondering why Courtney Love didn't make the list, we didn't forget about her—just check back next week.) click for more >

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