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Dame Helen Mirren named Vanity Fair's Best Dressed

Dame Helen Mirren named Vanity Fair's Best Dressed

Dame Helen Mirren and Idris Elba have topped Vanity Fair magazine's Best Dressed list.

The 'Hundred-Foot Journey' star and the 'Star Trek Beyond' actor were named as two of the best dressed Hollywood stars in a list released by the fashion magazine.

When asked who her style idols are, Helen said: "Helena Bonham Carter and people on the streets of St. Mark's Place, New York and Spitalfields London."

'Cinderella' star Lily James, 27, and 'The Theory of Everything' actor Eddie Redmayne also made the cut.

Meanwhile, Helen previously revealed she gets told off by fashion designers when she wears the same outfit more than once.

She said: "Occasionally, designers let me keep what they send me. But you can't wear them more than once as the designers don't like you to. I get told off when I wear something more than once - which I do a lot!"

And the 70-year-old star loves to create her own looks too.

She added: "I am so happy when I am sat behind a sewing machine or in the fabric department of a store. I think I inherited that from my mother.

"Well, I definitely have been tempted to [wear one on the red carpet]. In fact, I have a dream of making a dress from black plastic bags. The fabric is just wonderful because it flows beautifully and it's so shiny and black. It's very red carpet actually."

And Helen always opts for a "fabulous workout outfit" to make exercising fun.

She said: "Buy yourself a fabulous workout outfit. Put it on and do four sit ups and take it off and get in the shower.

"My thing with exercise is start really easy, just so you only do three sit ups, you know? Then do four next week and the next week do five. Start really easy."