For the first time in its illustrious 73-year history, the International Best Dressed List, acquired by Vanity Fair in 2002, will feature regular, non-famous folk.
Yep that's right: Vanity Fair is asking its readers to submit photos of themselves in hopes of landing on the pages of the glossy’s September issue alongside those sharply dressed A-list regulars. Hopefuls can submit photos though various social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Trandabl) or via their desktops and mobile devices.
Readers are then invited to vote online for their favorites, and those, along with editors' votes, will determine who lands on the list. There will even be smaller prizes awarded to those stand-outs who don’t quite make the final cut. How democratic!
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter told the New York Times he expects these new common-folk contestants "will probably have more interesting looks than those who come (to the list) the traditional way."
Take that Kate Middleton!