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China's first lady ranks among best-dressed Hollywood celebrities


China's first lady Peng Liyuan has made her debut on Vanity Fair's best-dressed list for 2013.

Peng was the only first lady to make it to the annual list. US first lady Michelle Obama was on the list last year.

Peng was recently named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world, and has received high praise for her poise and sense of style.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, also made Vanity Fair's best dressed list this yearm for the fourth time since 2008. It is an endorsement of her style choices leading up to the birth of her first child last week.

This year's list, which does not rank its chosen style setters, includes American actress Kerry Washington, singers Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, and Rolling Stone Keith Richards.

When asked to name his favourite icon, Richards told the magazine, "Why should I ... I am one!"

The magazine also praised Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James, New York Rangers hockey goalie Henrik Lundqvist and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also made the list.

"The three athletes cite their style icons as "007 James Bond and Bruce Wayne; Frank Sinatra and Steve Jobs, respectively," Vanity Fair said in a statement.

Actress Charlize Theron and Brooke Shields were among the Hollywood notables on the list, along with former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, Spain's Princess Letizia of Asturias and Sweden's Princess Madeleine, who wore a Valentino ivory silk organdy and Chantilly lace gown for her 2013 wedding in Stockholm.

The magazine also named Ronan Farrow to the list. The writer and human-rights lawyer who is the son of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, said his style icon was another writer.

"Mark Twain, who knew his way around a three-piece suit," he said.

The full list, which will be published in the September issue of the magazine, can be found at: http:

Click on the thumbnails for highlights of Vanity Fair's 2013 best-dressed list.

(Photos: Reuters, AFP)

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This year's list, which does not rank its chosen style setters, includes China's new first lady, Peng Liyuan.
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Make the PRC chinese proud?
Posted by punggol on Sun, 4 Aug 2013 at 15:56 PM
Peng Liyuan

Peng Liyuan (simplified Chinese: 彭丽媛; traditional Chinese: 彭麗媛; pinyin: Péng Lìyuán; born November 20, 1962) is a renowned Chinese contemporary folk singer and performing artist. She is the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and as such referred to as the "Chinese First Lady" by American and Chinese media.

Peng is the Dean of the People's Liberation Army Art Academy . She gained popularity as a soprano singer from her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, a widely viewed mainland Chinese television program that airs during the Chinese New Year. She has won many honors in singing competitions nationwide. Her most famous singles include People from Our Village (父老乡亲), Zhumulangma (珠穆朗玛) and On the Plains of Hope (在希望的田野上). Peng is a civilian member of China's People's Liberation Army and holds the civilian rank .....
Posted by kooldog59 on Sat, 3 Aug 2013 at 22:51 PM
They have to put China ...
Posted by mystrawberry on Sat, 3 Aug 2013 at 22:33 PM


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