As usual, it's a mixed bag of royals, financiers, socialites and entertainers. Yes, Kate Middleton, whose style we've been tracking since her royal engagement, makes her debut on the prestigious list as the Duchess of Cambridge (she's listed as the wife of the future King of England). However, this isn't her first time on the list--her inaugural appearance was in 2008.
There are a few other repeats--Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (no surprise there), Carey Mulligan (whom we love), Lady Gaga, who many people didn't agree with last year, and Michelle Obama, who makes her fifth consecutive appearance--this time with President Obama as a best dressed couple. Another one of our faves, Tilda Swinton, made a well-deserved return to the list after a three-year hiatus. Musician and Lagerfeld muse Janelle Monae is an exciting newcomer and refreshing addition to list, which tends to disregard younger, edgier people.
As for the men, actor Colin Firth and actor/fashion designer Justin Timberlake make their debuts on the list. Firth's role in A Single Man couldn't have hurt his chances and it's good to know that wearing a tragic denim suit to an awards show early in your career is something you can bounce back from. Click through for a sneak peek of the list.
INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST: WOMEN CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY, singer-songwriter, actress, and First Lady of France H.H. SHEIKHA MOZA BINT NASSER OF QATAR, 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
INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST: MEN MARIO D’URSO, chairman of Mittel Capital ARPAD BUSSON, financier ALEJANDRO SANTO DOMINGO, financier COLIN FIRTH, actor STAVROS NIARCHOS, shipping heir NICHOLAS FOULKES, historian, writer, and editor MARCUS SAMUELSSON, chef, restaurant owner, and cookbook author ARMIE HAMMER, actor JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, actor, producer, singer-songwriter, and designer JENSON BUTTON, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 driver