The Fashion Awards 2019: Bottega Veneta won big, Julia Roberts wore an amazing jumpsuit & everything else you missed

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  • The Fashion Awards 2019 (basically the fashion equivalent of the Oscars) has just ended, and it was another epic night, especially for Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee, who never left the stage, scooping four awards: brand of the year, accessories designer, British women’s wear designer and designer of the year.

    Another epic moment saw Janet Jackson present Rihanna with the urban luxe award for her label Fenty, while Naomi Campbell teared up when she accepted her icon award. In a 10-minute speech, the model spoke of her struggles as a young model facing racism, and thanked all mentors who took her under her wing, from Azzedine Alaia to Nelson Mandela. She also named her own icons, from Tina Turner to Iman.

    Elsewhere, model of the year Adut Akech received a standing ovation, asking us all to encouraged young women like her to believe in themselves ‘because if a refugee can do it, so can you.’

    The ceremony ended with Mr Giorgio Armani being presented with the Outstanding Achievement award, by Julia Roberts (in the most amazing bejewelled jumpsuit by the man himself) and Cate Blanchett no less.

    Presenter Tracee Ellis Ross had guests laughing all night, thanks to quips such as, ‘Guys, Julia took the Tube because it’s two stops from Notting Hill. See what I did there?’ Iconic.

    Scroll down for the full list of winners and the best red carpet looks.

    When are the Fashion Awards 2019?

    The ceremony will be held on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall.

    What are the Fashion Awards?

    Far from being fluffy (although it is that, too), the fashion industry is worth billions to the UK economy and is one of the country’s biggest employers. The Fashion Awards celebrate the talent and creativity that drives the business – and they’re also the biggest fundraiser of the year for the British Fashion Council, with the money raised being channelled into supporting and nurturing new design talent.

    Who hosted the Fashion Awards 2019?

    Last year they were hosted by the dream lols-and-glamour combo of Jack Whitehall and model Alek Wek, but this year, they will be presented by the equally fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross, best known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the ABC comedy series black-ish and playing Joan Clayton on the long-running hit series Girlfriends.

    Which celebrities attended the Fashion Awards?

    This year’s guest list included Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett, as well as Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, and models such as Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow, and that’s just the tip for the iceberg. There were also performances from Eric Calpton and Boy George .

    Fashion Award Winnters

    Accessories Designer of the Year

    Alessandro Michele for Gucci
    Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
    Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
    Kim Jones for Dior Men
    Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

    Brand of the Year

    Bottega Veneta

    British Designer of the Year Menswear

    Craig Green for Craig Green
    Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
    Kim Jones for Dior Men
    Martine Rose for Martine Rose
    Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

    British Designer of the Year Womenswear

    Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
    John Galliano for Maison Margiela
    Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
    Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
    Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

    British Emerging Talent Menswear

    Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
    Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
    Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
    Phoebe English for Phoebe English
    Sofia Prantera for Aries

    British Emerging Talent Womenswear

    Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov
    Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
    Phoebe English for Phoebe English
    Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
    Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

    Business Leader

    Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa
    José Neves for Farfetch
    Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
    Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
    Remo Ruffini for Moncler

    Designer of the Year

    Alessandro Michele for Gucci
    Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
    Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
    Kim Jones for Dior Men
    Miuccia Prada for Prada

    Model of the Year

    Adesuwa Aighewi
    Adut Akech
    Adwoa Aboah
    Kaia Gerber
    Winnie Harlow

    Urban Luxe

    Marine Serre
    Martine Rose
    Moncler Genius

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