Italian playboy Lapo Elkann – All Images /Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair‘s Best Dressed List of 2009 has just been released, and it reads like a who’s who of the world’s rich, famous and powerful. From politics we have Barack Obama (despite the jeans debacle), Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy; celebrities include Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig (aka the Tom Ford-brigade), Renee Zellweger, Catherine Deneuve and morning TV host Kelly Ripa (if you can call her a celebrity); artists include Cy Twombly and Ike Ude (two of the more interestingly dressed people on the list); and from the fashion industry, Matteo Marzotto (former president of Valentino), photographer Bruce Weber, model Natalia Vodianova, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, and my personal favourite, Italian billionaire Lapo Elkann – that guy wears the most massive lapels of all time and always pulls it off.
In my opinion they’ve forgotten the most excitingly well dressed man of 2009, and that’s Mark Ronson (yes, brother of Samantha). Every time I see one of his outfits I want to run out and copy every single aspect of it. The crazy coloured suits, the skinny ties, the mismatched pants, he’s like the ultimate 60s nerd. What were they thinking??
Natalia Vodianova with husband Justin Portman
United States’ First Lady Michelle Obama
Former president of Valentino Matteo Marzotto
Morning TV host Kelly Ripa
Artist Ike Ude
Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani
James Bond slash Tom Ford afficianado Daniel Craig
Artist Cy Twombly
French film actress (and confidante of Yves Saint Laurent) Catherine Deneuve
French First Lady (and former model/singer) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Fashion photographer Bruce Weber
Tom Ford fan Brad Pitt
President of the United States (and the bad jeans club) Barack Obama
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