Fashion experts from the UK edition of American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar have crowned the Duchess of Cambridge as the best-dressed woman of Britain in 2011.
The judges were told to choose 20 women who represented British style and Kate headed the list that included Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, actresses Andrea Riseborough, Keira Knightley and Tilda Swinton, model Kate Moss, Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
The 29 year old had, however, told aides that she didn’t want to be seen as a mere ‘clothes horse,’ the Daily Express reported.
“Catherine’s incredible style evolution has gripped us all,” the panel of judges said.
A Global Language Monitor survey in August had said that London had overtaken New York as the world’s fashion capital for 2011 and the Will-Kate royal wedding had a big role to play in this.
“She gave us the year’s, if not the century’s, most thrilling fashion moment,” said Lucy Yeomans, editor of the Harper’s Bazaar.