PHOTOS: The 10 Best Dressed International Heads Of State
Leading a country is tough work. Leading a country while racking up major style points is next to impossible. But the ten leaders, figure heads and heads of state on this list make rolling up one’s sleeves to do to the dirty work of governing look like a piece of cake — and maybe that’s because they all have really nice sleeves.
1.President Dimitry Medvedev of Russia
We genuinely believe that if more men wore spread collar shirts and gigantic double Windsor knots every day, the world would be a better place.
2.Queen Rania of Jordan
To be fair,
Queen Rania could easily dominate a list of best dressed people, to say nothing of heads of state. Her relatively simple and modern style (like her tweets) are too on-point to be ignored.
3.President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
President Karzai's polite refusal of Western business attire is, in a word, awesome. It's even more awesome when you consider that the only man in the world who looks even slightly better than he does in a caftan is Andre Leon Talley.
4.Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II will go down in history as one of the world's best dressed monarchs. Personally, we're waiting for someone just to write a book about her hats.
5.President Nicholas Sarkozy of France
When was the last time your world leader wore something that wasn't all black or all blue?
President Sarkozy knows that adding a bright blue pinstripe here and mixing suit separates there is a good thing.
6.Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
Look at this lady and try to confuse her for a commoner. You can't. Because even when
Queen Beatrix isn't bedecked in state jewels, a tiara and thousands of dollars of custom fur, her, erm, queenliness, shines for all to see.
7.Fmr. Gov. General Michaelle Jean of Canada
Michaelle Jean might have left office as Queen Elizabeth II's eyes and ears in Canada this October, but the ultra feminine way she put herself together is truly timeless.
8.President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina
We will raise a glass to anyone who can turn "dyed to match" from an insult into a viable, sharp-looking mode of dressing.
9.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
The turban as a trend will go down in history as one of the great fashion debates of our time, but there's no confusing the fact that
President Sirleaf looks good in her traditional African garb. Check out how she wore it at the Glamor Women of the Year awards.
10.Empress Michiko of Japan
Empress Michiko might not make as many public appearances as the other leaders and royals on this list, but when she does she makes big statements with simple colors. Plus, the lady can wear a hat.