David Bowie was named the best-dressed British person in history by BBC History Magazine. I’m sure Daniel Radcliffe was a close second (dat blue suit). And if Moby didn’t feel badly enough about losing Bowie’s hat, now he’s got to deal with this. He lost the hat of the most well-dressed Briton in history. That poor man.
Mr. David Robert Jones faced some stiff competition. From HistoryExtra.com the official site of BBC History Magazine:
Other contenders for the title were Queen Elizabeth I; Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; and original dandy Beau Brummell, a fashion icon who reputedly spent six hours a day getting ready. The trio received 13.6 per cent, 9.5 per cent and 8.4 per cent of the votes respectively.
Less obvious nominations for the accolade included Henry III, a monarch known for his love of luxurious fabrics; Whig politician Charles James Fox and 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys.
Bowie won with 48.5% of the vote.
Suck it, Kate Middleton!!