2016 may be coming to a close, but London certainly kept the best till last with its biggest night in the British fashion industry calendar. Celebs and industry power players came together at the Royal Albert Hall last night to celebrate the best of the global fashion industry – and the A-list outfits didn’t disappoint.
Leading the fashion pack, fifty years after she was named “The Face of 1966” by the Daily Express, Twiggy defied her age in a black tulle dress and patterned jacket. Joining her on the red carpet was the sixties supermodel’s nineties protégée – a sultry Kate Moss who coupled a seasonal fur coat with an elegant floor length velvet dress.
Joining Twiggy and Moss in classic black, were Donna Air and Claudia Winkleman, who took time away from her Strictly Come Dancing duties, opting for her trademark eyeliner and a classic dress with cut-out detailing.
As for Naomi Campbell? Well, let’s just say those legs can still wow as she dazzled in a sheer embroidered dress by Alexander McQueen.
Kate Beckinsale, meanwhile, took a modern approach in a black tailored suit, boldly accessorised with a statement choker adorned with pearls.
Our favourite outfits, however, were the more eclectic choices of Alexa Chung and Jenna Coleman. Chung looked glorious in a retro, Oriental-inspired Prada outfit in pale yellow. We adore the silk jacket and trouser combo, with fur feather fringing and dazzling beaded embellishment.
Coleman, who recently starred in ITV’s Queen Victoria, took an equally vintage approach in a dreamy, ruffled Erdem gown adorned with brooches.
If you’re truly looking for the wow factor, though, look no further than the unstoppable Salma Hayek, who picked a floral Gucci number to bring vibrance to the red carpet.
Or how about Livia Firth who brought so much colour on a cold December evening?
On stage, it was a big night for the Alexander McQueen label, named British brand of the year, but who else took gold? We’ve got the full list of winners here:
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Outstanding Achievement Award: Ralph Lauren
International Ready-to-wear Designer Award: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
International Accessories Designer Award: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
International Model Award: Gigi Hadid
New Fashion Icons Award: Jaden and Willow Smith
International Urban Luxury Brand: Vetements
British Brand Award: Alexander McQueen
International Business Leader Award: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Bruce Weber
British Womenswear Designer Award: Simone Rocha
British Menswear Designer Award: Craig Green
Swarovski Award For Positive Change: Franca Sozzani
Emerging Talent Award: Molly Goddard