Yesterday night (December 9) the British Fashion Awards 2009 were held at the royal Courts of Justice. The ceremony that marked the finale to the British Fashion Council’s 25th anniversary celebrations was sponsored by Swarovski.
The event was wholly dedicated to fashion and those people who have contributed to its development within the last 25 years. Over 500 people arrived including industry leaders, celebrities, designers, retailers, models and journalists.
Lots of celebrity women appeared on the red carpet wearing sumptuous outfits. Singer-turned designer Victoria Beckham wore one of her own creations – a floor-sweeping silk crepe Eighties-style gown with crystal embroidery on the shoulderpads. She looked gorgeous as always.
The Bristish supermodel Kate Moss opted for a similar-to-Posh’s dress – a sheer black Flamenco-style tiered dress with a super-long train. To cover her dignity a bit Kate donned a black blazer. Beautiful!
Bond-girl Olga Kurylenko looked stunning in a short black dress and a bolero, which she paired with black suede pumps and a clutch.
Designer Myleene Klass looked absolutely fabulous in a black frock with sheer sleves and a pair of perfect red shoes.
The other two girls in black were Eva Herzigova and Daisy Lowe who both rocked wonderful long gowns with cutaways and long splits.
Rising star in modelling business Amber le Bon sported a black mini and a blazer together with a pair of grey pumps and a white bag.
A splash of color after a series of black outfits was marked by Claudia Schiffer who wore a red Peter Pilotto dress with black opaque tights, ankle boots and a clutch.
Natalia Vodianova adorned the group of beauties with her skimpy blue sheath dress that she paired with a golden clutch and black-and-white shoes.
Model Ben Graims looked wonderful in a long two-colored dress and two bags worn together.
Vivienne Westwood was inimitable in her neon orange outfit, black ankle boots with huge platforms and polka dot tights.
Sarah Brown went classic with her total black attire and bright red necklace.
Pixie Geldof preferred Goth look while Rosamund Pike was all about glamour and romance.
Holly Branson wore a nice unusual multi-colored dress and a pair of black classic pumps.
Twiggy brought her daughter Carly Lawson to the event. Both women chose Stella McCartney’s creations.
Another mother-and-daughter appearnce was Jerry Hall and Georgia Jagger. Model mother wore a gradient-color suit. Georgia opted for a marvellous richly-printed strapless dress and a pair of black sandals.
Reena Hammer looked vibrant in a bright orange mermaid gown.
Speaking about the winners we should say that the event was really pleasant for Christopher Bailey as he was chosen the Designer Of The Year and the brand he works for – Burberry – was named Designer Brand Of The Year.
Kate Moss received London 25 award, which meant she was the most influential person in British fashion world and often presented London at global fashion events.
Other winners are:
Model Of The Year: Georgia May Jagger
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories: Holly Fulton
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-Wear: Peter Pilotto
Menswear Designer Of The Year: Kim Jones for Dunhill
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design: John Galliano
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Grace Coddington
Accessory Designer Of The Year: Katie Hillier
BFC British Collection of the Year: Christopher Kane
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