BEST OF 2012: COLLABS

the duos that proved that two is better than one this year.

Alicia Keys x Reebok
"Maybe it's because she handed me a pair of studded 5411s herself, but I don't think I've ever felt cooler/more '80s at the same time." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor

Jay-Z and Everything

"Whatever he touches just does so f***ing well." --Nick Bloom-Scaglione, digital art director

The artist Mickalene Thomas and her mom

"I've loved Thomas's paintings for years, but at her solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, she also exhibited a video interview with her mom (a frequent subject), that lent a whole new--and very sweet--context to her work for me." --Mallory Rice, senior editor

Chanel

"This year. Any year. Chanel." Any particular product? "Everything actually. Everything." --Dani Stahl, style editor-at-large

Melody Prochet x Kevin Parker

"Take one French singer. Add in an Aussie fuzz-rock mastermind. The result? Melody's Echo Chamber, the debut album from Melody Prochet, which was produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. Lonerism may have gotten all the buzz this year (and rightly so--I mean, have you heard "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"?!), but this one more than deserves to bathe in its own hazy glow." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor

Lisa Hoffman x Tom Binns
"Hashtag: good daughter?" --Ali Hoffman, web editor

 Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama
"High fashion, avant-garde art, and lots of polka dots!" --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer