Business mogul Ivanka Trump, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and Michelle Obama were among those chosen for Vanity Fair's 2008 International Best-Dressed List.
Obama, who was chosen "because she’s our commander in sheath," listed "talking with women about work/family life balance” as her signature cause, while Ivanka Trump championed the The Eric Trump Foundation and the New York City Police Foundation.
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Other notable women on the list included "Chronicles of Narnia" star Tilda Swinton, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium, royal girlfriend Kate Middleton, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie and Iris Apfel, the 86-year-old founder and designer of Old World Weavers.
Soccer star David Beckham, "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer, "Casino Royale" star Daniel Craig, British environmental-policy adviser Zac Goldsmith, rapper Kanye West and Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann were among the best-dressed men.
The September issue of the magazine, which features all 42 on the list, hits newsstands Aug. 1.