Did Princess Charlene of Monaco Deserve To Make The Vanity Fair Best Dressed List?

Oooo! Talk about a sick princess burn! When Vanity Fair revealed its Best Dressed List for the year it was nice to see Princess Charlene of Monaco, wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The pair, who married in July, having kept a reltativley low profile, but when they do make it out, they look fantastic. I mean, her body is great. Lady was an Olympic swimmer. She is on it.

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While some were happy for Charlene, others were not. New York Magazine reports that New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn doesn’t think she should have made the list. Cathy wrote:

The B.D.L. committee seemed to make an effort to broaden the list, not quite banishing obvious socialites and actresses but nearly so. I was glad to see, among others, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Christine Lagarde; Jenson Button; Colin Firth; and Shala Monroque. But Princess Charlene of Monaco was a stretch. Her style to me is something of a flat pancake, despite (or perhaps because of) the effort she applies. It’s hard to say the B.D.L. isn’t relevant in a style-shaping era, but does it ultimately offer us enough information?

I mean, I think that’s a bit harsh. Sure she’s no Kate Middleton, but I think Charlene is making thinks work. After all, she Armani made her wedding dress, she knows how to pull of a Chanel suit and she looks quite good in the fuschia number at the Red Cross gala (photos in the gallery).

What do you guys think of Cathy’s comments? Like Charlene’s looks? Just wanna be a princess? Write it out in the comments!