This morning Vanity Fair teases us with a preview of it's 72nd International Best-Dressed List. Its star this year is Kate Middleton, who makes her debut, marking yet another major media outlet to give her safe, nude-pantyhose approach to dressing a glowing endorsement. Carla Bruni is also on the list — for the fourth time — joined by the Obamas, who appear in the couples category as a single unit rather than as a separate woman and man. This is Michelle's fourth time on the list and Barack's second time being recognized since he debuted in 2009.
Lady Gaga took a spot in the "fashion originals" category, while Janelle Monae makes her first appearance there. And at the top of the top, the best of the best of wearing clothes, is NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who enters the Hall of Fame category. So if you were to look at this list as a whole and draw deeper meaning about what it all means, you might say Brian Williams is riding a motorcycle affixed with rocket jets into the twilight, while Gaga is still struggling to lose her training wheels on the playground, and K-Mid is peddling her big wheel in her parents' driveway.
Revealed! The 2011 International Best-Dressed List [Vanity Fair]