Being fashionable pays
The US First Lady and a catwalk queen — both share space on a list brought out by a fashion mag.fashion and trends Updated: Nov 19, 2010 01:02 IST
Whatever they wear, the world follows. They display their fashionable best and have been voted now and then by different magazines as the most fashionable women. British supermodel Kate Moss has beaten Alexa Chung and Sarah Jessica Parker for her trendsetting style — and has been selected as the best-dressed woman of the decade.
The last ten years have seen the 36-year-old grab headlines for drug scandals, break-ups, engagements and more wild parties than anyone, but she is still on the top when it comes to fashion. The catwalk queen has always been praised for her unique sense of style and fashion bravery. In the first list of its kind compiled by Vogue, Moss was judged to have had more influence than any other model or celebrity on the way other women dress. “At every moment Kate Moss has looked chic and cool. No one has had more influence for the past decade on the way women have dressed than Kate Moss,” dailymail.co.uk quoted Vogue style director Alexandra Kotur as saying. “We chose people who were thinking out of the box, women who look as if they're wearing what they really wanted to wear.”In a supplement, the magazine has named 11 of the world’s most sartorially stylish celebrities. And it has given them each a title, representing glamour to urban style and raw individuality.
Popstar Lady Gaga was named as most ‘Visionary’ for her astonishing array of bizarre outfits, while American First Lady Michelle Obama was named the most ‘Independent’. “Lady Gaga speaks for herself — talk about being an individual... She doesn’t step out the door unless she’s in a whole look that’s very well-thought out and has a purpose,” said Kotur. “When she met the Queen, she wore an outfit that referred back to Elizabeth I.” And Michelle Obama was selected because there is “no better example of fashion democracy”.
Who’s who on the best-dressed list
Best-dressed of the decade: Kate Moss
This British model has appeared in over 50 magazine covers and magazine spreads. In 2007, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list.
The Bombshell: Blake Lively
An American actor and a model, she currently stars in the TV drama Gossip Girl. She has also starred in movies such as Accepted, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, its sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and The Town.
Screen Siren: Marion Cotillard
This French actor made history by becoming the first person to win an Academy Award for a French language performance. In 2010, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the musical Nine.
The Independent: Michelle Obama
The US First Lady is known for her statement neckpieces and her fondness for bright colours & checks and sleek dresses.
American Beauty: Jessica Biel
This American actor and model is known for her role in the popular TV drama 7th Heaven and several Hollywood films.
Street Cool: Alexa Chung
This TV presenter and model won the award for her trend-setting mix of styles. She has been the face of New Look, DKNY Jeans and Pepe Jeans.
Haute Bohemian: Sarah Jessica Parker
The ‘Sex And The City’ star has won several awards for her role as Carrie Bradshaw and has been regarded as a fashionista since.
First Published: Nov 18, 2010 15:18 IST