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Helen Mirren and Idris Elba top Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List

Published 09/09/2016

Dame Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren

Tilda Swinton is named 2016 Hall of Fame inductee.

Helen Mirren and Idris Elba are this year's (16) top stylemakers, according to editors at fashion bible Vanity Fair.

The British stars lead the Hollywood section of the publication's annual Best-Dressed List, alongside Lily James, Eddie Redmayne, and Fan Bingbing.

The women's list also features the likes of authors Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, artist/actress Anh Duong, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, while the men's section includes Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr., Prince Harry, Heidi Klum's boyfriend Vito Schnabel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden's political partner President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are among the pairs of the Best-Dressed Couple list, alongside director Wes Anderson and his girlfriend Juman Malouf, while singers Lady Gaga and Andra Day, and Odom, Jr.'s Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs are recognised as Originals for their unique fashion style.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II received a special citation, and Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins, who contributed to the list, praises the British royal for her classic style throughout her six decades on the throne.

"She has consistently represented who she is and what she stands for, without wavering from a standard she set a long time ago," Collins writes. "Politics, culture, and class structure in the empire - all of that shifts constantly, but she doesn't. She’s a beacon."

In addition, actress Tilda Swinton is among the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees, and Collins also gushes over Swinton for her one-of-a-kind style, writing, "There are very few movie stars in our world right now who understand clothes as she does, and are as beloved by the industry. She really lives it, and understands it, and believes it, and enjoys it."

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