Swift, Fan among Vanity Fair's best-dressed

Others on the best-dressed list include (from left) Mrs Samantha Cameron, wife of the British Prime Minister, at No. 1, and dancer Misty Copeland at No. 3. Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (right) is on the Hollywood list.
Others on the best-dressed list include (from left) Mrs Samantha Cameron, wife of the British Prime Minister, at No. 1, and dancer Misty Copeland at No. 3. Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (right) is on the Hollywood list. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS

LOS ANGELES • Pop star Taylor Swift, ballerina Misty Copeland and actress Emma Stone led a slew of newcomersto Vanity Fair's international best-dressed list on Wednesday, an annual compilation of well-heeled, high-profile talent and socialites.

Swift, who appears on the magazine's September cover, came in at No. 2 on the top 10 list of this year's best-dressed women, behind British Prime Minister David Cameron's wife, Samantha.

Copeland, American Ballet Theater's first African-American female principal dancer, ranked third, ahead ofhuman rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Spain's Queen Letizia and R&B singer Rihanna.


Singer Taylor Swift is No. 2 on the list of best-dressed women. PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES

For the year's best-dressed men, British actor Bill Nighy, 65, led the list,whichalso featured oil heir Stavros Niarchos III, Apple designer Jony Ive and Britain's Prince Harry.

Vanity Fair editors compile the annual list, which for the first time featured a separate Hollywood segment for cinema's best-dressed stars.

Rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was ranked No. 1 on the Hollywood list, ahead of Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne at No. 2 and Stone, also 26, at No. 3.

Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing were also namedon the Hollywood list.

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter led this year's best-dressed couples, while British singer FKA twigs was named among the 2015 Originals along with couturier Azzedine Alaia and J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons.

Qatar's Sheikha Moza Nasser was entered into Vanity Fair's bestdressed 2015 Hall of Fame. REUTERS

 



Mariah Carey received an honour on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday in true diva fashion, wearing a tight dress with a sequinned neckline and sporting sunglasses much of the time. "I can't thank you enough. You're melting my heart. That's why I keep on my sunglasses," said the singer, whose son Moroccan clung to her at the ceremony.   PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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