Everything you need to know about the Fashion Awards 2021

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(Image credit: 2019 Gareth Cattermole/BFC)

Last year, the Fashion Awards, held by the British Fashion Council (BFC), took on a digital format due to the pandemic. But excitingly, they are back to their IRL form for 2021, and we just can't wait.

As with previous years, the Fashion Awards 2021, presented by TikTok, will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Here's everything you need to know.

When are the Fashion Awards 2021?

The ceremony will be held on Monday 29th November 2021.

What are the Fashion Awards?

The event will set creative and sustainable goals for the future, and celebrate the fashion brands and individuals who are changing the industry, as well as fashion's 'global impact and its role at the intersection of culture'.

They're also the biggest fundraiser of the year for the British Fashion Council, with the money raised being channelled into supporting and nurturing young design talent via the BFC foundation.

Who is hosting the Fashion Awards 2021?

They will be presented by the inimitable Billy Porter, known for his red carpet couture looks, iconic Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway performances and vocal support for the black LGBTQ+ community.

Can anyone attend the Fashion Awards?

Though many invitations are private, members of the general public can buy tickets to attend The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok, with prices starting at just £50 per ticket.

Which celebrities attended the Fashion Awards?

We've been told to 'expect an extensive line up of celebrity red carpet guests, performers, hosts and designers across the fashion industry and beyond' so this IRL red carpet is set to be a good one, with the industry's finest turning up in droves to celebrate fashion. In previous years, the likes of Rihanna, Julia Roberts, Winnie Harlow, Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and famous fashion designers have attended, so you can expect a star-studded line-up.

We'll of course be sharing the best looks of the night as soon as they go live, so watch this space.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.