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David Bowie named best-dressed Briton in history

David Bowie has been named the best-dressed Briton in history - beating two queens and a duchess to the title.

The 66-year-old Starman singer topped a poll for BBC History Magazine.

The eclectic list sees Bowie, whose Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit and Union flag coat recently went on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in top place.

David Bowie pictured in 1972. Credit: PA/PA Archive

He is followed by Elizabeth I, who is credited with "perfection" when it came to her wardrobe throughout her long reign.

Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the 18th century aristocrat who was played by Keira Knightley on the big screen, is third.

The top ten were:

The poll featured 4,067 votes on the BBC History Magazine website.

David Bowie

Elizabeth I

Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

George "Beau" Brummell

Queen Alexandra

Anne Messel

Henry III

Ellen Terry

Charles James Fox

Samuel Pepys

Keira Knightley ties the knot in the south of France

She married on screen with great fanfare in romcom Love Actually - but Keira Knightley's real-life nuptials were a much more laid-back affair, judging by photographs published in the Daily Mail.

The actress, 28, is believed to have married musician boyfriend James Righton in a small town-hall ceremony in the south of France, with just a handful of friends and relatives present.

Actress Keira Knightley walks with her husband James Righton. Credit: Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Knightley, who first found fame in Bend it Like Beckham and has since appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina and Atonement, wore a short strapless off-white dress with a tulle skirt and a jacket said to be by Chanel.

Her new husband, the keyboardist in indie rock band Klaxons, wore a dark blue suit and a pale blue skinny tie for the occasion.

Both wore sunglasses while Knightly - the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume - also had a garland of flowers around her head.

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Durran celebrates first Oscar win

Keira Knightly and designer Jacqueline Durran with the dress Knightly wore in Anna Karenina Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The Achievement in Costume Design Oscar was Jacqueline Durran's first win, although she's been nominated twice before - in 2006 for Pride and Prejudice and in 2008 for Atonement.

Coincidentally, all three of her nominated films have been directed by Joe Wright and starred Keira Knightly.

Durran's period costumes for Anna Karenina also took home awards at last week's Costume Designer Guild Awards and the BAFTAs earlier this month.

Although the film was set in the 1870s, Durran consulted the elaborate 1950s-era couture gowns of Christian Dior and Christobal Balenciaga for inspiration, and was largely favoured by the fashion industry to take home Oscar night's top costume prize.

Keira Knightley Chanel advert 'too sexy' for children

A Chanel advert featuring Keira Knightley has been banned during children's programming because of its "sexually suggestive material".

The television campaign for the perfume Coco Mademoiselle showed Knightley being photographed on a bed and the photographer unzipping her clothes before she was shown dressed only in a bed sheet and crawling towards him.

"Sexually suggestive" Chanel advert featuring Keira Knightley is banned during children's programming Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Although it was cleared without a scheduling restriction, a viewer saw the advert during the children's film Ice Age 2, and complained that it was unsuitable.

Chanel said the ad appeared during the day, and Ice Age 2 was chosen because it included sharp humour and involved recognised celebrities as voice actors which gave it an appeal to adults.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said: "The ad was inappropriately scheduled and an ex-kids restriction should have been applied."

Keira Knightley gets engaged to rock star boyfriend

Keira Knightley has gotten engaged to her musician boyfriend James Righton Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

Hollywood star Keira Knightley is to marry her rock star boyfriend, James Righton from Klaxons. The couple have become engaged after dating since early last year, it was confirmed today.

She and Righton have been together for around 15 months and are said to have been introduced by their TV presenter friend Alexa Chung.

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