Vanity Fair has released 2009 International Best Dressed List and this year the world leaders’ ladies have topped the charts.
Among the fashionably fabulous are Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Sheikha Mozah of Qatar, Diana Taylor (girlfriend of Mayor Michael Bloomberg) and Princess Letizia of Spain. Other luminaries on the list include Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Alicia Keys made the list in addition to fashion designers Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman and Rachel Roy. Renee Zellweger finds herself in the list’s Hall of Fame alongside Catherine Deneuve. Representing the fashionable men are Hall of Famer Lapo Elkann, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig and Tiki Barber.
Some of the fashionable items the magazine applauds: Mrs. Obama’s Vatican veil, Bruni-Sarkozy’s ballet flats, Sheikha Mozah’s diamond-and-pearl evening belt, Anne Hathaway’s silver beaded Armani gown worn to the Academy Awards, Princess Letizia’s plum silk Felipe Varela dress, Bruce Weber’s bandana and Diana Taylor and Mayor Bloomberg’s complementary clothes.
The 2009 International Best-Dressed List
Talk about the power of style! (Or is it the style of power?) Either way, potus joined his First Lady on the 2009 roster, while Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor did New York City proud. Hollywood scored with the panache of Brad Pitt and Anne Hathaway, Catherine Deneuve brought her permanent Parisian chic to the Hall of Fame, and—let’s be practical for a moment—the year’s fashion leaders divulged their bargain-hunting secrets.