Carey Mulligan
VF is right; she looks amazing, confident and comfortable dressed up or down.
[Images via Pacific Coast News Online.]

Michelle Obama
The First Lady's no-fuss, relatable style reminds you of the cute mom who lives down the block. Only in her case, the block is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
[Image via Getty.]

Carla Bruni
Oh la la! One of the few first ladies we've had the pleasure of seeing naked always looks impeccable but not boring. And, as they say, everything is more beautiful in French.
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Helena Bonham Carter
Unlike some of the other ladies on the list (Diane Kruger, Dylan Lauren, Cristy Turlington) there's nothing safe or predictable about HBC's sense of style. Her initials aren't the only reason she's the Head Bitch in Charge.
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Lady Gaga
Being "best" dressed is about commitment, and no on takes it further than the Lady. She'd rather faint than change her outfit. And since she isn't a posh heiress, she proves that mere plebes can land on VF's list — as long as we give ourselves titles.

The 2010 International Best Dressed List [Vanity Fair]