And yet...I still look at it every year. Because where else am I going to find out that Javier Bardem favors a four-button tuxedo jacket, or that Bruce Weber still wears his dad's Timex, or that Helena Bonham Carter considers Marie Antoinette a style icon? It's all good, absurd fun.
Normally these "best-dressed" are treated with the utmost reverence. But, after browsing through this year's slideshow I began to wonder if, when they show people looking like this,
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...some VF staffer hates Carey Mulligan?
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