Vogue's top 10 best-dressed women in 2017

(Top row, from left) Ruth Negga, Rihanna, Natalie Portman, Claire Foy and Zoe Kravitz. (Bottom row, from left) Brigitte Macron, Emma Stone, Zendaya, Nicole Kidman and Solange Knowles.
(Top row, from left) Ruth Negga, Rihanna, Natalie Portman, Claire Foy and Zoe Kravitz. (Bottom row, from left) Brigitte Macron, Emma Stone, Zendaya, Nicole Kidman and Solange Knowles.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS

NEW YORK • A 63-year-old first lady is on the list, as are younger head-turners such as singer Rihanna and social media sensation Zendaya.

What they wore this year was snapped up eagerly by the fashion paparazzi, and inspired some of their fans to dress the same.

Here is Vogue magazine's top 10 list of the best-dressed women in 2017, with the names not ranked in any particular order.

RUTH NEGGA


Actress Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on Feb 26, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

The Irish-European actress, 35, who picked up Oscar and Golden Globe nominations this year for her role in historical film Loving, flitted between "tough and polished" on multiple red-carpet appearances.

RIHANNA


Singer Rihanna at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between in New York City, US, on May 1, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Who can forget her all-conquering Comme des Garcons splash at the Met Gala in May? The 29-year-old also made others beautiful with her Fenty Beauty line and is part of a stellar female cast in heist movie Ocean's 8.

NATALIE PORTMAN


Actress Natalie Portman at the 31st American Cinematheque Awards Gala - Show in Beverly Hills, California, US, on Nov 10, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Dior ambassador, 36, carried her duties with style even as she was pregnant while promoting her Jackie movie.

CLAIRE FOY


Actress Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, attends the premiere of "The Crown" Season 2 in London, Britain, on Nov 21, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Breathe actress, 33, was a breath of fresh air on red carpets and in movie premieres with her choices of Valentino, Gucci and Oscar de la Renta garb. She was also classy in her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown.

ZOE KRAVITZ


Actress Zoe Kravitz at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, on Sept 17, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Heads up, the Big Little Lies actress, 29, wins with her playful fashion sense, starting from the top, with her hair colour morphing from brunette to bleached.

BRIGITTE MACRON


Brigitte Trogneux at the handover ceremony between her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, and former President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on May 14, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron has a mind of her own, wearing whatever she wants. The 63-year-old has been togged in leather leggings, mini skirts and Louis Vuitton frock coats.

EMMA STONE


Actress Emma Stone at the 9th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, on Nov 11, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Oscar winner is in the money, overtaking Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-paid actress - Forbes said she earned US$26 million (S$34.8 million) this year - and becoming a Louis Vuitton ambassador in October.

ZENDAYA


Zendaya attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, US, on Nov 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

The 21-year-old social media sensation shows many shades of her chameleon persona, even dressing like a butterfly in promoting her movie, The Greatest Showman.

Her stylist said "you still haven't seen her do anything super sexy. She has a huge respect for the younger girls who've grown up with her and the ones who are discovering her now".

NICOLE KIDMAN


Actress Nicole Kidman at a premiere for The Beguiled in Los Angeles, California, US, on June 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

At 50, the actress no longer has to prove anything to anyone, so she dresses as she pleases. But she knows what works well for her - high-necked, waist-cinching gowns that frame her willowy body fetchingly.

SOLANGE


Singer Solange Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between in New York City, US, on May 1, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The 31-year-old singer steps out of her famous sister Beyonce's shadow with a Grammy win this year for R&B performance for Cranes In The Sky. Like Beyonce, she is also in tune with how to stand out sartorially in a crowd.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2017, with the headline 'Vogue's top 10 best-dressed women in 2017'. Print Edition | Subscribe