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The Patriot's QB was revealed as one of the top 20 members of the 2012 edition of Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List. Tom's placement comes paired with shots in a three-piece Tom Ford at the Audemars Piguet's launch event in March, as well as a close-up of his now infamous "pompa-hawk" at this year's Met Gala. As one of the few athletes with several legitimate ties with the fashion industry, we think the spot was rather justified and an interesting spin on a couple that typically shines a style spotlight on its other half. But maybe we're just biased ...
The list -- released online today -- correlates to a September print edition that features VF's numero uno covergirl: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. While the unspoken agreement that the former Kate Middleton will not do a fashion pub photoshoot remains unbroken, the magazine used a stock image to grace one edition of their issue (number two on their list, Jessica Chastain, covers the second.) Vanity Fair teased online that while the issue will not feature an interview with the Duchess, they got "their friends and those in their orbit talking for a blockbuster piece on Kate’s married life." Juicy details revealed? Will and Kate have marathons with DVD box set nights, recently featuring "The Killing," and the future Queen of England likes to make her own jars of strawberry jams to hand out as holiday gifts. Sweet!
What do you think of this year's list? Anyone left off? Will you buy just for some insider dirt on the secret life of Kate? (We will.)