The predictable Vanity Fair 2012 international best-dressed list has come out, and, as usual, it is pretty lame. Here are my comments on the choices I love and loathe.
that Alicia Keys is on this list, and I had no idea just how classy, elegant, and beautiful she is. Wow!
Jessica Chastain’s mastery of the red carpet.
that actresses Farida Khelfa and Diane Kruger always look good.
Kate Middleton’s elegant style, support of young designers, and the fact that she wears clothing more than once. But this was a really boring, predictable choice to go on the list.
brand consultant’s Michelle Harper’s terrifying outfits. Who would let her consult on their brand? She doesn’t even know how to cover her breast!
that Robert Rabensteiner, editor of Vogue Uomo, looks like a farmer, and that Tom Brady (who would be much hotter without clothes on) is failing miserably at the nerdy/hipster look.
Stella McCartney’s protruding butt (do you get to be on this list if you only wear your own designs) and actress Fan Bing Bing’s RIDICULOUS white face.
Stacey Bendet from Alice & Olivia looking stuck up and boring, and Lauren Santo Domingo in a very stupid dress. This is NOT best dressed.
that random princesses (left, Mary of Denmark, and right, Alexandra of Greece) get commended for wearing utterly boring, royal, formal evening gowns.
that men get to make this list just for wearing a decent suit and not looking crap in it (left, Jay Z, and right, Vionnet CEO Matteo Marzotti.) Also, have we forgotten about Jay Z’s “fashion” line, Rocawear? Shouldn’t that automatically ban him from a best-dressed list?
when bazillionaires make the list. Shouldn’t that type of money mean you have no excuse NOT to look decent? Left, a queen of Qatar, who spends her days shopping in Harrods (and doesn’t even look that good) and right, Ulyana Sergeenko, whose husband is made of money and who decided she wanted to be a couture designer. She is wearing her own “design.” She should be disqualified just for posing like that in a photo.
a clown on the left (entrepreneur Jean Pigozzi) and a dodgy shyster whom I would not trust with my money (financier Arki Busson.)
that there’s a sympathy vote in here. Sure, photographer Bill Cunningham doesn’t look bad, but come on, best dressed? He just looks normal!
Carlos Souza, ambassador for Valentino (shouldn’t it be Roberto Cavalli?) whose presence on this list, and this photo, made me laugh out loud. And Prince Harry, who basically wears normal suits, and somehow makes it on here.
All images from Vanity Fair.