David Beckham as England captain.
David Beckham as England captain.

NEW YORK, Dec 18, 2001/  — Looks like Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has got some catching up to do in the style stakes. Coming in a lousy seventh place in the Heat magazine Best Dressed Girl list this year, her son came second in the Best Dressed Celeb Kids section, and her hubby David scooped the award for Best Dressed Boy.

The Heat judges commended the soccer star for “Always looking top drawer in whatever he puts on – even his football kit has a certain je ne sais quoi”.

His love of labels including Walé Adeyemi, Pringle, Maharishi, William Hunt and Gucci certainly helped the judges reach their final decision. He beat Robbie Williams back into second place, with P. Diddy, Jude Law and Hugh Grant completing the top five.

The girls’ list was headed by antipodean pop pixie, Kylie Minogue, who has long enjoyed style icon status in England. Heat Style Editor Eleonore Crompton said, “Kylie always looks neat and sweet without being twee. She’s a real sex kitten.”

Her award neatly ends a year when her face has hardly been out of the British press, whether it’s been for her chart-topping single, her relationship with model James Gooding, or her part as the absinthe fairy in “Moulin Rouge.”

Previously a Julien Macdonald devotee, Dolce & Gabbana have been responsible for designing a large proportion of Minogue’s outfits, both on and off stage this year; and she was certainly a runner for best dressed guest in her floaty white Ungaro number at the Vogue “It’s Fashion” event this summer.

Other best dressed nominees included fellow Australian Nicole Kidman in second place, closely followed by J.Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss.

Best dressed couple was an also ran with Brad ‘n’ Jen taking top honours, with Lourdes Leon taking home the gong for Best Dressed Celeb Kid.

The worst dressed list includes some of fashion’s own, including Heidi Klum and Chloe Sevigny. Justin Timberlake, Helena Bonham Carter, Lil’Kim, Lady Victoria Hervey and, unsurprisingly, Christina Aguilera all joined them on the “Don’t you look in a mirror before you go out?” list.