The 36-year-old actress topped the prestigious annual fashion list, beating Justin Timberlake and the Duchess of Cambridge in the style stakes, after gracing the cover of the magazine’s recent August issue.
The brunette beauty, who made a comeback in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ this year, showcased a number of spectacular outfits on the red carpet to pre-empt the film’s release.
She stunned in pieces from Peter Pilotto, Miu Miu, Giles and Louis Vuitton, and made a big impact on fashion critics in a pastel pink and green Miu Miu gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
‘Suit & Tie’ hitmaker Justin followed in second place. The singer always looks sexy yet smart and wowed in a Tom Ford tux at the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The Duchess of Cambridge landed the third spot on the list, with the magazine praising her for choosing British labels like Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Issa and Alice Temperley.
Duchess Catherine – previously known as Kate Middleton – looked gorgeous at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in June in a pink Alexander McQueen coat and Jane Corbett hat.
New additions to this year’s list include Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards, ‘Halo’ hitmaker Beyoncé Knowles and burlesque dancer Dita von Teese.
Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List 2013 Top Ten
1. Kerry Washington, actress
2. Justin Timberlake, musician
3. The Duchess of Cambridge
4. Carmen Dell’Orefice, model
5. Keith Richards, musician
6. Victoria Beckham, designer
7. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, model and American football player, respectively
8. Lebron James, basketball player
9. Thom Browne, designer
10. Dree Hemingway, model