TREND-SETTERS Magazines compile annual list of best-dressed women
Nicole Kidman leads the red-carpet pack.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicole Kidman is at the top of Vogue's list of the best-dressed women in 2002 and the magazine's editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley, predicts she'll also be the one to watch in 2003.
"Her style is innate. From the first moment I met Nicole Kidman in the late '80s, she's always had great style going," Talley says.
Meanwhile, People magazine picked Kidman's pink Chanel Oscar gown as one of the year's prettiest dresses.
During the upcoming red-carpet season, Kidman likely will share style icon status with Renee Zellweger, who also loves fashion -- and fashion loves her, according to Talley.
"They'll be the barometers of style. Their choices are always correct. You're going to have to watch everything these two ladies are wearing."
Talley says Kidman and Zellweger don't reserve their glamorous get-ups for photo ops only. "They're girls who like to dress up."
Other Hollywood stars who made Vogue's list include Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. From the fashion world, Annette de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and models Alek Wek and Karen Elson were complimented on their 2002 wardrobes.
As for up-and-comers in 2003, keep your eye on Queen Latifah, who wore a black bias-cut dress by Christian Dior with a plunging neckline and art deco diamonds to the premiere of her movie "Chicago."
"She looked like all the other movie stars even though she's a plus size. She's an inspiration to other women," Talley says.