The Vanity Fair Best Dressed List?

Looking through the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List was a bit of a head scratch-er for me. First of all, can we eliminate men from this challenge? When I think of Best Dressed lists, Mr. Blackwell’s Best Worst Dressed comes to mind as does Eleanor Lambert, who originated the Best Dressed List in 1940. Rarely do I think of men when we speak of Best Dressed lists. This year’s list in Vanity Fair had too many men, the images are lame and frankly, I don’t look to Vanity Fair for their opinions on fashion. I loves me my Vanity Fair, don’t get me wrong, but somehow this season’s list left me feeling hungry for fashion. Here are the reasons, let me now if you agree.

Sorry, but anyone who wears "Mom Jeans" be it a mom, or in this case a man...and the bog O as it goes, does not get to be on any list besides most popular.

Sorry, but anyone who wears "Mom Jeans" be it a mom, or otherwise does not get on a Best Dressed list. Come on. How much ass kissing do we have to do?

Daniel Craig can be on the Best Body list, but this look is an abomination, and overall, I say men should be left off this kind of list.

Daniel Craig can be on the Best Body list, but this look is an abomination, and overall, I say men should be left off this kind of list.

Lapo Elkann seems like an A-typical Manzie, if you ask me. Yes, he might be very cool, but again men and Best Dressed...eh.

Lapo Elkann seems like an A-typical Manzie, if you ask me. Yes, he might be very cool, but again men and Best Dressed...eh.

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Roo Rogers? Really? Wait, let me go rumple my clothes and wear dainty sneakers, then can I be on the list too?

OKEEDEER. Roo Rogers? Really? Wait, let me go rumple my clothes and wear dainty sneakers, then can I be on the list too?

Tbuis here is Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca. Firt of all, I wore this exact tuxedo to my Bar Mitzvah in 1969. I was beyond ahead of my time. Second, you think this Count Chocula has a vast countship to rule over? A Count. Is he going to be on the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City?

This here is Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca. First of all, I wore this exact tuxedo to my Bar Mitzvah in 1969. I was beyond ahead of my time. Second, you think Count Chocula is going to be on the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City?

Excuse me. This is the image of David Lauren that put him on my Not Nest Dressed List at the Costime Institute Gala this season (along with Madonna and the rabbit ears, remember?) Am I that far off base or am I right? Please advise.

Excuse me. This is the image of David Lauren that put him on my Not Best Dressed List at the Costume Institute Gala this season (along with Madonna and the rabbit ears, remember?) Am I that far off base or am I right? Please advise.

Oy vey iz meer, with textures.

Oy vey iz meer...with textures.

Talk about the Emperr's New Clothes. It's reasons like this tht men should never be on this list. OK, mybe he's a cool dude, but a Manzie is only bst served on a Manzie list.

Talk about the Emperor's New Clothes. It's reasons like this that men should never be on the Best Dressed list. OK, maybe he's a cool dude, but a Manzie is only best served on a Manzie list.

Bruce Weber? Brilliant...yes. Best Dressed...I mean...you tell me.

Bruce Weber? Brilliant...yes. Best Dressed...I mean...you tell me.

I could go on and on, but I am off to Long Island, playground to the rich and famous (ish), where I will be reporting from East Hoo-Ha.

2 Responses to “The Vanity Fair Best Dressed List?”

  1. Ed says:

    You are correct on all points. Plus, when did the 1970s come back? I feel badly that I didn't notice. That would at least explain some of the clothing and hair choices… oh no, is the Nehru jacket coming back too or is it too early for a 1969 retread?

  2. foolio_iglesias says:

    I think some men are so concerned with looking 'different' that they forget that simplicity is the key;if you can't get the basics right,why even attempt to break the rules….

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