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2011 Vanity Fair best-dressed list is flush with royalty

August 3, 2011 |  1:32 pm

Duchess of Cambridge in Los Angeles
The duchess of Cambridge was among the women named to the 2011 Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List, which the magazine announced Wednesday morning.

The former Kate Middleton wasn't the only royal in the rankings, which included Princess Charlene of Monaco and Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar. Also among the top 10 are France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy,  actresses Carey Mulligan and Tilda Swinton, and Christine LaGarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

PHOTOS: Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed list photo gallery

The men's side of the 2011 international list is dominated by fashion-savvy money men including financiers Arpad Busson and Alejandro Santo Domingo, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and Mario D'Urso, the chairman of Mittel Capital. Hollywood's contribution included actors Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake and Colin Firth.

President Obama and the first lady made the grade in the "couples" category, NBC News anchor Brian Williams is elevated to the "Best-Dressed Hall of Fame" (we hope the perks include taking any front row seat at any fashion show he wants), with Lady Gaga and the Dragon King of Bhutan among those singled out as "fashion originals."

The complete listings are featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair, which hits newsstands in Los Angeles and New York City Wednesday and nationwide on Aug. 9.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo:  Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, shown during a July 9 visit to Los Angeles, is among the royalty named to the 2011 Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed list, announced Wednesday. Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times.  

PHOTOS: Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed list photo gallery

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