Sartorial Lessons from Vanity Fair’s 2009 International Best-Dressed List

We just stumbled across this year’s Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List thanks to an item in the LA Times about the number of art world personalities who made the cut. And it’s true: Cy Twombly, Bruce Weber, Ike Ude, and Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca are all there, mixed in with Hollywood royalty, New York socialites, political types, and the kind of random fabulous people you usually find on a list like this. Business as usual. And then we spotted the rather surprising user-generated ratings for these bold-faced names. What we discovered about style and popularity, after the jump.


Cy Twombly might be a rumpled artist…


but he scores more kudos than Kelly Ripa.


Bruce Weber’s bandanna might have cost him some points.


Either way, the real take away message here seems to be…


you’re nobody stylish in the public’s eyes unless you’re an Obama…


or 007.