Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss lead star-studded line-up at British Fashion Awards
The British Fashion Awards was celebrated in suitable style last night, with an A-list array of guests and the crème de la crème of the UK design scene.
Leading the celebrity contingency was Victoria Beckham, who flew the flag for her eponymous label in a floor-skimming black gown with bejeweled shoulders. Victoria cut a strikingly similar figure to Kate Moss, who also opted for a long black dress with sweeping train, albeit her version was sheer and teamed with a signature little black blazer.
But Moss wasn’t just there to strike a pose: the fashionista was awarded the London 25 Award, a new accolade voted for by the public. She was presented with her gong by Vivienne Westwood and told the crowds, ‘Wow! Lila is going to love this!’
The modeling world provided a slew of familiar faces, including supers Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Daisy Lowe, Yasmin Le Bon, Natalia Vodianova and Erin O’Connor, but it was a newcomer who scooped the covetable Model of the Year award – Georgia Jagger.
The rock offspring, who fronted this year’s campaign for Hudson Jeans, took the time to thank her mother, Jerry Hall, calling the veteran beauty, ‘(my) biggest inspiration.’
Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey scooped the much-coveted Designer of the Year award following the label’s triumphant return to London Fashion Week in September, while the fashion house was also named Designer Brand of the Year.
Topping off a year in the spotlight, and following her star turn in documentary The September Issue, Grace Coddington was awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Representing the country’s best new talent, Holly Fulton and Peter Pilotto won the Swarovski’s Emerging Talent Awards, while established talent was recognised too – John Galliano was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award.