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Kate Middleton is top fashion buzzword

Kate Middleton, the commoner set to marry Prince William in April, has been voted the top fashion buzzword of the upcoming season, thanks to the royal blue Issa dress she wore to her engagement announcement.

entertainment Updated: Feb 10, 2011 12:43 IST

Kate Middleton, the commoner set to marry Prince William in April, has been voted the top fashion buzzword of the upcoming season, thanks to the royal blue Issa dress she wore to her engagement announcement.

In the list prepared by Global Language Monitor (GLM), Kate dethroned Lady Gaga, the enigmatic performance artist who fell to No 2.

MObama, Michelle Obama's moniker as a fashion icon, moved back into the Top 10 after a lacklustre 2010.

Recently criticised for wearing an Alexander McQueen gown to a state dinner, Michelle responded, "Look, women, wear what you love. That's all I can say. That's my motto."

This is the first time that three names broke into the top 10 of GLM's annual ranking.

Rounding out the top 10 were fashion terms Sheer, Shirt Dresses, Sustainable Style, Articulated Platforms, Stripes, and Monet Redux (flowers everywhere).

"Fashion provides an oasis of personal expression to millions around the world in these sometimes troubling times. Accordingly, the upcoming season will provide women with an eclectic palette of globally influenced fashion choices," says Bekka Payack of GLM.

The words were chosen from the global fashion media and nominated by key fashionistas from around the world.

This ranking is based on GLM's TrendTopper MediaBuzz technologies that track words and phrases in print and electronic media, on the Internet and throughout the blogosphere, now including social media.

The words and phrases are tracked in relation to their frequency, contextual usage and appearance in global media outlets.