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IMAGES: The best-dressed women celebs of 2012!

Last updated on: August 1, 2012 18:14 IST

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Here are the beautiful women from across the world who made it to Vanity Fair's prestigious International Best-Dressed List for 2012!

It's a great honour for any celebrity to be featured in Vanity Fair's yearly round-up of the most well turned-out people internationally.

This is the magazine's 73rd annual round-up of stylish fashionistas and features the who's who from across the fields of entertainment, fashion, business and politics.

In the following pages, we bring you the lovely ladies who made the cut.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William's beautiful wife has a wardrobe that has won her millions of fans across the globe -- and it's mainly because she effortlessly mixes high street and designer labels and always manages to look stunning.

It's hardly surprising that this is her third time in a row on the list and what's more, she took the top spot this year. From the looks of it, Kate may well hold onto the title in 2013 too!


Image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Jessica Chastain

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The 31-year-old American actress' career is going places and her glamorous Hollywood appeal seems to sit well with fashion's elite, which is why she was honoured by the magazine this time around.


Image: Jessica Chastain
Photographs: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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Lea Seydoux

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Coming in third after Jessica we have sexy French actress and model Lea, who appeared in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.


Image: Lea Seydoux
Photographs: Francois Durand/Getty Images

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Alicia Keys

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The musician always hits the right notes on the red carpet, wearing ensembles that flatter her figure and set her apart from the crowd.


Image: Alicia Keys
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Fan Bingbing

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Chinese actress, singer and producer, Fan's exotic appeal is considerably enhanced by her wardrobe -- and by the fact that she's not afraid to experiment, going from evening elegance to biker chic, depending upon the occasion.


Image: Fan Bingbing
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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Michelle Harper

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Speaking of experimenting with style, couture chameleon Michelle made it high up on Vanity Fair's list. The Colombian-born, New York-based brand consultant certainly knows how to make sure she's the centre of attention!


Image: Michelle Harper
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Princess Alexandra of Greece

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The second royal to make it after Kate, Princess Alexandra is known for her trademark elegance, carrying off everything from jeans and boots to glamorous gowns.


Image: Princess Alexandra of Greece
Photographs: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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Farida Khelfa

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French actress and director Farida is Italian couture house Schiaparelli's newest muse, perfectly capable of pulling off everything from cocktail class to androgyny.


Image: Farida Khelfa
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Stacey Bendet

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The petite founder and designer of fashion label Alice + Olivia is always on-trend and looks as stylish as her waifish models.


Image: Stacey Bendet
Photographs: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for Lifetime

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Diane Kruger

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The German former model and actress is capable of turning all the heads in a room and it's not just down to her blonde beauty and piercing blue gaze. Diane knows how to dress like an A-lister, which is why she regularly makes it to the magazine's annual round-up.


Image: Diane Kruger
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

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Erika Bearman

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You may not have heard of Erika, but she's the senior vice president of global communications at Oscar de la Renta and a known face in fashion circles. Plus, her wardrobe could turn any style-conscious woman green with envy!


Image: Erika Bearman
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Ulyana Sergeenko

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Russian fashion designer Ulyana is quite the looker herself. She could well be mistaken for a model and with her impeccable taste in clothes, belongs on the ramp, we think!


Image: Ulyana Sergeenko
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Stella McCartney

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Close in Ulyana's heels is British designer Stella McCartney. Despite her famous last name, she's forged a reputation for herself based solely on merit and is the go-to couturier for A-listers from across the world.


Image: Stella McCartney
Photographs: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

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Lizzie Tisch

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The wife of American millionaire hotelier Jonathan M Tisch, Lizzie dresses the part. Her signature style, however, is vivacious and alluring, rather than stuffy and predictable.


Image: Lizzie Tisch
Photographs: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for Dom Perignon

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Poppy Delevingne

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British model and socialite Poppy is only 25, but her choice of clothing belies her age. She has made quite an impact on the UK's fashion scene and is one of the youngest women to receive the best-dressed honour from Vanity Fair this year.


Image: Poppy Delevingne
Photographs: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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The Dutch royal has a sophisticated, subtle wardrobe that manages to garner the right kind of attention without resorting to bling.


Image: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Photographs: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images
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Elettra Wiedemann

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The model daughter of Italian siren Isabella Rossellini, Elettra has inherited her mother's smashing good looks and discerning taste in clothes.


Image: Elettra Wiedemann
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Charlotte Casiraghi

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This 25-year-old Monaco royal does not feature on the list only by virtue of her birth -- Charlotte is also presently the face of Gucci.


Image: Charlotte Casiraghi
Photographs: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Gucci

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Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

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Sheikha Mozah's demure but sophisticated wardrobe has seen her to the Vanity Fair list before and likely will again -- she manages to mix the traditional and the trendy with a skill unmatched.


Image: Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
Photographs: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

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Livia and Colin Firth

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Among the couples, actor Colin Firth and his pretty wife Livia figured high up in the fashion stakes -- they do look elegant, don't they?


Image: Colin and Livia Firth
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Lauren Andres and Santo Domingo

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It's not often that magazines promote employees from rival organisations, but Vogue contributing editor Lauren and her husband, who is heir to Colombia's richest beer family, also figure among Vanity Fair's best-dressed.


Image: Lauren Andres and Santo Domingo
Photographs: Charles Eshelman/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

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Ginevra Elkann and Giovanni Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragon

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And finally we come to movie producer Ginevra and her entrepreneur partner Giovanni, who are quite the Italian power couple -- A-listers when it comes to European fashion.


Image: Ginevra Elkann and Giovanni Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragon
Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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