04/08/2011 12:32 BST | Updated 04/10/2011 06:12 BST

Colin Firth Joins Kate Middleton, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy On Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Colin Firth has made his debut on Vanity Fair magazine's international best-dressed list.

The Oscar-winning actor has been recognised as one of the world's most stylish individuals for the first time in the 72nd annual list.

Colin - who made his name playing Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice in which he emerged from a lake in a wet shirt - swept the board at this year's awards for his performance in The King's Speech and impressed at all the ceremonies in immaculate suits by Tom Ford, who directed him in A Single Man.

Fellow British stars Carey Mulligan and eccentric dresser Tilda Swinton both made it onto the list for the second time.

Justin Timberlake was also named among the best-dressed men for the first time, along with his Social Network co-star Armie Hammer, who wore plenty of expensive looking outfits in the Oscar-winning film playing both of the wealthy Winklevoss twins.

Lady Gaga, whose shocking outfits have included a meat dress and a cape made entirely out of Kermit the Frogs was featured in the "fashion originals" list, along with fellow popstar Janelle Monae.