News

Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o top ‘best dressed’ list

Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o top ‘best dressed’ list

BEST DRESSED: Lupita Nyong'o makes the list for the first time this year. Photo: Associated Press/Charles Sykes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o, both Oscar-winning actresses and favorites on Hollywood’s red carpet, made Vanity Fair’s 2014 international best dressed list on Wednesday and Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was named to its Hall of Fame.

It is Blanchett’s second appearance and the first for Nyong’o on the annual list, which does not rank its fashion stars. The style setters list is dominated by actors, but it also includes European royals, sports stars and artists.

Princess Mary of Denmark, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and “Downton Abbey” actress Michelle Dockery were noted for their style, along with artist Jeff Koons, New York Giant football wide receiver Victor Cruz and Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams.

Williams, on the list for a second time, named actor Johnny Depp as his style icon, while Cruz said he admired Williams for his style.

Although Nyong’o has been praised for her fashion flair, when asked to name her favorite places to shop she told the magazine, “nowhere. I dislike shopping.”

Tony award winner Neil Patrick Harris was another first-timer on the list, along with actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Emmy Rossum and “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson, who said her favorite place to shop was British retail chain Topshop.

The Duchess of Cambridge, a fixture of the list for four years, will be joined in the magazine’s best-dressed Hall of Fame by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the creative force behind Chanel.

The full list will be published in the September issue of the magazine, which goes on sale on Aug. 12.

(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Steve Orlofsky)

Recent Headlines

in National

Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

gary

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

in National

Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags

toyota

The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

in National

Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges

libya

A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

in National

Hundreds riot during annual pumpkin festival

riot

Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

in National

U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines

eboladoc

The U.S. will issue strict new guidelines for health workers when dealing with Ebola patients.