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Royalty, Stars, and a Blogger Mingle on Vanity Fair‘s Best-Dressed List

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Kerry WashingtonThe 2013 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List dropped today, and in addition to the usual suspects, like Kate Middleton, Justin Timberlake, and Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady (who won recognition as a couple for the second year running), there was a host of new names on the roster. Kerry Washington (left), Beyoncé, Keith Richards, Jenna Lyons, and China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, all appeared for the first time (Michelle Obama, however, was absent, as she was last year). Other notable honorees included three of Bryan Ferry’s four sons (Merlin didn’t make it) and Woody Allen’s estranged son, Ronan Farrow, who offered that his favorite shopping destinations were “inexpensive tailoring towns like Islamabad.”

This year also marked VF‘s inaugural International Best-Dressed List Challenge, which allowed the public to weigh in on who was most stylish. Hallie Swanson and Darren Henault came out the victors, proving that normal people (well, an Angeleno fashion blogger and a New York-based interior designer, respectively) can be best dressed, too.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com

Hedi Rocks On

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Only for Hedi Slimane is it par for the course to dress a Rolling Stone. The designer—who opened the doors to Saint Laurent’s swanky new Avenue Montaigne flagship today—has created Keith Richards’ onstage duds for the Stones’ 50 Years and Counting tour. Considering the designer’s musical ties (most recently, he created Daft Punk’s helmeted Coachella costumes, his pals include Sky Ferreira and Alison Mosshart, and, of course, his latest ad campaigns feature the likes of Beck, Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson), and the fact that he dressed the Stones while at Dior Homme, Slimane was, perhaps, the obvious choice for Richards (front man Mick Jagger, however, turned to girlfriend L’Wren Scott for his looks). The rocker’s ensemble will consist of silk scarves, T-shirts, a vest, and a café racer jacket. The latter—aptly named the Keith jacket—will be available for a mere $4,850 as part of the forthcoming Saint Laurent Stage Wear by Hedi Slimane collection, which will hit stores in June. Not surprisingly, Saint Laurent reports that Slimane has more sartorial stage projects in the pipeline.

Photo: Courtesy of Saint Laurent

Spotted: The Louis Vuitton X Kusama Collection On The Dance Floor, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories

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See spots—and see spots move—courtesy of lensman-of-the-moment Angelo Pennetta, who teamed up with Love‘s Katie Grand for a video take on the new Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection. (Also included: turbans. It’s a thing!) [Love]

On Friday (the 13th—spooky!), Proenza Schouler is set to open its first bricks-and-mortar store. Make that concrete. The David Adjaye-designed, two-level space includes what co-designer Lazaro Hernandez calls “a room made out of sidewalk,” and exposed beams, pipes, and concrete are used throughout. “We wanted it to be the antithesis of a high-gloss Madison Avenue store,” Jack McCollough says. [WWD]

Today on The Coveteur: Entering the closet (the fully digitized closet) of an old friend—one who’s saving herself for Luke Perry. [The Coveteur]

The Rolling Stones gather no moss—a couple gray hairs, maybe. Fifty years ago today in London, the Stones played their first gig, and a half-century later, they’re still (in slightly altered form) at it. And between Vuitton campaigns (Keith Richards) and L’Wren Scott shows (Mick), they’ve even got plans to record new material in London this year. [Rolling Stone]

It’s In The Bag

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Keith Richards, Christian Louboutin, Gavin Rossdale, and Diane von Furstenberg—those are a few of the boldfaced names Patti Hansen called upon to customize one of her Hung On U cross-body bags, to be auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com to benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation tomorrow night.

“I just called my friends, family, and husband, we kept it small, and I told them do whatever you want with the bags,” says Hansen, who runs the line with Molly Madden and Debi Koppel. “I wish I was more daring with my design after seeing all of theirs. That’s the thing about such talented artists, they can do just do it so fearlessly.”

The rock star wife and her daughters, Alexandra and Theodora Richards, will be on hand at Barneys New York Thursday night (and Barneys in Los Angeles on Monday) to celebrate the bags and give guests an in-person look at the auction bags. In case you were wondering what Keith’s bag looks like, Style.com has the exclusive first look (above). And what does the rock star like to tote around? “He has a soft, black leather bag and he keeps his art supplies in it right now,” Hansen says.

The Charity Buzz auction launches tomorrow at 7 p.m. and runs through October 12.

Photo: Courtesy of Hung On U

The Life Of Keef, Often In Leopard

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Unbelievably, Keith Richards—style icon, rock god, Rolling Stone—has made it to the wizened age of 66 (short only, one imagines, a third 6 for proper demonic classification). Long enough, even, to put out his autobiography ($29.99, in stores and online today) and call it Life. (As David Remnick gleefully notes in his review of the book in The New Yorker, New Musical Express put Richards on its annual list of “rock stars most likely to die” in 1972, and kept him on for a full decade thereafter.)

Life is well worth the cover price for its backstage peek at the Stones’ discography and its members’ impressive catalog of conquests, but it’s a solid reminder, too, of just what a style-setter Richards has always been. He was a natty, sweater-and-slacks type in the sixties, and a boho to end all bohos in the seventies. (Steven Tyler doesn’t hold the patent on fluttering scarves.) And glancing back through the kohl-eyed sartorial history, we noticed something. Keef is one of leopard print’s most committed early adopters; he’s been wearing it since newer fans like Riccardo Tisci and company were in short pants. Above, in concert throughout the seventies and eighties, Richards rocked spots with aplomb. Makes sense, really. He’s one of the original wild men.

Photos, clockwise from top left: Clockwise from Top-left: Graham Wiltshire / Rex USA; Rocky Widner / Retna Ltd.; Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.; Michael Putland / Retna Ltd.