Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson Make People's Best Dressed List

Paula Abdul, Heidi Montag, Jessica Simpson land in Worst Dressed category.

The year may not be over yet, but People is already naming its Best and Worst Dressed celebrities of 2009. Michelle Obama, [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist], [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] and [artist id="2446077"]Vanessa Hudgens[/artist] are among the women receiving kudos for their various contributions to the world of style.

Actress Kate Winslet is named the Best Red Carpet celeb. Reese Witherspoon earned the title of Best Short Dresses, while Cameron Diaz got Best Jeans, and the first lady received Best Accessible Glamour.

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Hudgens is celebrated as Best Hippie Chic, and Swift, as evidenced by her fantastic VMA gown, is recognized for Best Sparkle.

Other ladies on top are "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto for Best Use of Color; Nicole Richie, who gave birth to her second child earlier this month, for Best Maternity; Beyoncé for Best Street Chic and Kim Kardashian for Best Bikinis. Predictably, [artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry[/artist] and [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] are named the year's best fashion rebels.

"I'm inspired by '70s glam, decadence, skyscrapers, Madonna," Gaga told People, a statement she proved time and again at Sunday's VMAs.

Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper are among the guys noted for their dashing sense of style.

Of course, we're almost more curious about the fashion failures noted in the special double issue, which hits newsstands on Friday. Paula Abdul and Renée Zellweger made the Worst Dressed list for picking the wrong dresses to walk the red carpet in. "The Hills" star Heidi Montag is called out for her cut-out Herve Leger dress, which was also worn by Kristin Cavallari and Heather Graham. And, of course, Jessica Simpson and her infamous mom jeans are among the year's Most Memorable Style Moments.