Kate Middleton Makes Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List

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The Duchess in an Alexander McQueen gown during her trip to California

No surprises here: The Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama, and Lady Gaga have all been named to Vanity Fair’s annual International Best-Dressed List.

Catherine, billed as the “wife of the future King of England,” has been given the honor once before, in 2008, while Michelle Obama has been a Best-Dressed honoree for the last four years. (Though this is the first time she appears with her husband in the Best-Dressed Couples category.) Lady Gaga has been named a Fashion Original for the second year in a row.

Meanwhile, on the men's side, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, and chef Marcus Samuelsson are some of the guys who ranked, and NBC news anchor Brian Williams claimed a spot on the Hall of Fame list.

Lauren Bush and David Lauren make the couple’s list, and the gorgeous Delevigne and Courtin-Clarins sisters (that would be Cara, Chloe, and Poppy Delevigne; and Claire, Jenna, Prisca, and Virginie Courtin-Clarins) earned spots in the siblings category.

See below for the highlights of this year’s best-dressed, and check out the full list.

The September issue of Vanity Fair, covered by Jennifer Lopez, hits newsstands Aug 3.


Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, singer-songwriter, actress, and First Lady of France

H.H. Sheika Mozah Bunt Nasser of Quatar, wife of H.H. the Emir of Qatar and 
UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education

H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of the future King of England

Andrea Dellal, mother of four

Carey Mulligan, actress

Christine Lagarde, managing director, International Monetary Fund

Tilda Swinton, filmmaker and actress

Lizzie Tisch, entrepreneur

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, former Olympic swimmer and wife of Albert 
II, Prince of Monaco

Jane Lauder Warsh, president of Origins and Ojon


Stella Tennant, model and housewife

Mario Testino, photographer

Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer at Burberry

Shala Monroque, fashion consultant and creative director of Garage Jain magazine

Amanda Hearst, associate market editor at Marie Claire magazine


Lady Gaga, singer-songwriter

King of Bhutan, Dragon King of Bhutan

Janelle Monae, musician

Vanessa Paradis, singer, model, and actress, and Johnny Depp, actor, musician