Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has topped fashion magazine Glamour’s annual list of best-dressed female celebrities after her battle with cancer, replacing last year’s winner, British supermodel Kate Moss.
The 38-year-old singer, on the comeback trail since undergoing breast cancer surgery in May 2005, was praised for her understated look, in contrast to the flamboyant costumes she has sported during her “Showgirl Homecoming Tour.”
“We’ve seen a newer, softer-looking Kylie emerge this year — she’s still sexy, but she’s not flaunting that side of herself in gold hotpants any more,” said Jo Elvin, editor of Glamour. “She’s letting it shine through subtly, with a class personal style that women really identify with.”
Minogue jumped from No. 26 on the list in 2006, while Moss slipped to fourth this year from first place in 2006 — and her British rocker boyfriend, Pete Doherty, frontman of the band Babyshambles, was named one of the worst-dressed males.
In second place was Victoria Beckham, former member of girl band the Spice Girls and wife of soccer player David Beckham, who was named the best-dressed male.
Nicole Richie, the rail-thin reality TV star, came in third place and British actress Sienna Miller rounded off the top five in fifth.
Kate Hudson was the biggest gainer in 2007, jumping 41 places to ninth, while Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones plunged 19 places to 28th in the list that will be published in the February edition of Glamour UK.