kate middleton jeans gi Vanity Fair's best dressed include Kate Middleton, Justin TimberlakeKate Middleton’s presence on Vanity Fair’s 2011 best-dressed list will come as a surprise to no one. The newly-wed Duchess of Cambridge first made an appearance on the list in 2008 but, suffice to say, her inclusion is a much bigger deal now that she’s wowed us all with a slam-dunk wedding dress, the ability to rock a cowboy hat and that unnaturally effortless hair.

Also on the list, President Obama and wife Michelle, French first Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and erstwhile Paris Hilton boyfriend Stavros Niarchos. Actresses Tilda Swinton, Carey Mulligan and Lady Gaga made the list as did Oscar-winner Colin Firth, Armie Hammer and Justin Timberlake.

NBC News anchor Brian Williams also made the cut. And while we agree that he can wear the heck out of a suit and tie, we’re not sure he’s best dressed material.  

Scroll through our gallery, below, to see the rest of this year’s snappy dressers.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson