Kate Middleton has topped Vanity Fair’s annual international best dressed list for the third year
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has topped Vanity Fair’s annual international best-dressed list, while more unusual appearances in the top 10 come from the likes of 83-year-old photographer Bill Cunningham and 80-year-old reporter Morley Safer.
Showcasing the “international cream of 2012’s fashionable crop,” the full list appears in the September 2012 Vanity Fair Style Issue.
Praised by the fashion world for championing British labels such as Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen, as well as high street retailers including Zara and LK Bennett, it comes as no surprise that Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge took the top spot.
The magazine’s 73rd list also includes actors Jessica Chastain and Léa Seydoux in second and fourth place respectively, while royals, including Britain’s Prince Harry and Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi, also made the compilation.
An array of fashion industry insiders also made the list, such as Carlos Souza, worldwide brand ambassador for Valentino, and Erika Bearman, senior vice president of global communications at Oscar de la Renta. The latter, better known for her Twitter handle, OscarPRGirl, took to the social networking site to tease that making her debut appearance on the compilation made her feel “royal”.
Top 10 best-dressed Celebs
1 Catherine Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge
2 Jessica Chastain, US actor
3 Bill Cunningham, US fashion photographer
4 Léa Seydoux, French actor
5 Jay-Z, US rapper
6 Colin Firth, actor, and his Italian producer wife Livia Firth
7 Tom Brady, American football quarterback
8 Alicia Keys, US singer
9 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actor
10 Morley Safer, Canadian reporter