The British Fashion Awards were held at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London, on Tuesday 27th November, hosted by Gemma Arterton and Nick Grimshaw.
And the winners are...
Stella McCartney: Designer of the Year and Designer Brand award
Alexa Chung: British Style Award
Harold Tillman CBE: Special Recognition award
Manolo Blahnik CBE: Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award
Erdem: New Establishment award
Cara Delevingne: Model of the year award
On Monday night, November 5, 2012, Victoria Beckham won the "Womenswear Designer of the Year" award. She was awarded for her signature women’s haute couture collection, Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
The 2012 WGSN Global Fashion Awards were held in London, England. The awards ceremony recognizes talent in fashion and retail from around the globe. The awards are only for the best designers in the world. A select panel of specialists select the designers.
Victoria did not attend the event. Senior Vice-President, Zach Duane, thanked the panel on her behalf, while she took to her excitement on Twitter. She tweeted, "Thank you WGSN, thrilled to win Womenswear Designer at Global Fashion Awards." Other winners of the night included Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton menswear and Charlotte Olympia, a shoe wear and accessories designer.
Prior to becoming a fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham (previously Victoria Adams) was a pop singer. She was part of the girl-group, Spice Girls, and was nicknamed Posh Spice. She was given the nickname for her taste in classy pieces and in designer dresses. The group lasted from 1993 to 2000. Victoria later met and married soccer player, David Beckham. They have four children: three sons and one daughter.
Alicia Keys debuts two versions of single 'Girl on Fire'.
You may be hearing this song live within the next few days; Keys is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this Thursday.
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Girl On Fire (Blue Light Version)
Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) Featuring Nicki Minaj
Things got a little rock and roll at Monday night's Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards, which have been cheekily called "fashion's Oscars." Betsey Johnson showed us the Fiji water bottle of champagne that she had tucked in her gold purse. The host, "Saturday Night Live"'s Seth Meyers, flashed his underwear. Michelle Parker came onto the red carpet with nipples akimbo.
It was a big night: the CFDA's 50th anniversary, which made the annual award show even more grandiose, as designers, celebrities and the glitterati mingled at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to honor the year's best designs.
But just because it was the golden anniversary doesn't mean anyone was afraid to push the envelope. “Fashion and comedy go together like bar mitzvahs and John Galliano,” Seth Meyers joked in his opening monologue, later joshing that Karl Lagerfeld is launching a new TV show called "Are You Fatter Than A Fifth Grader?" Meyers threw a picture of Marc Jacobs' infamously-lacy Commes des Garcons Met Gala 2012 outfit, which consisted of little more than a lace dress and a pair of briefs. Halfway through, Meyers came back out dressed in said outfit, to the roar of the crowd. "My nipples have never been so freezing," he joked, calling the outfit "breezy."
Later, Meyers dropped some hard truths: “Fashion people like hating things more than they like liking things," he said, which brought on the loudest roar from the crowd. Maybe fashionistas do have a sense of humor.
But they also have some serious skill. Billy Reid, who was seated next to this writer in the front row, bounded nervously onstage to accept his trophy for Menswear Designer of the Year.
Johnny Depp, to our chagrin, was not present to accept his Fashion Icon award, but the actor sent an email with his acceptance speech and thank-yous, which Steven Kolb, the CEO of the CFDA, read in real time.
Celeb cameos included "Mad Men" star Jessica Pare in dangling tassel earrings, Jessica Chastain and Lily Collins, who were on hand to present awards. Anna Wintour, wrapped up in a sparkly red Marc Jacobs dress and nude Manolo Blahniks, presented the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to Tommy Hilfiger, who thanked his wife Dee profusely.
By the time Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen skipped on stage, hand in hand, to accept Womenswear Designer of the Year for their luxury label The Row, arguably the biggest award of the night, one felt the flash of emotion that comes with watching an actress receive her Oscars statue. The pair thanked their "factories," retailers and team of workers, trading turns speaking as they've done so often over the years.
"I want to thank you," Mary-Kate said at the end of her acceptance speech, speaking to her sister from behind her large dangly green earrings, as both seemed on the verge of tears. With that, the Olsens scooped up their silver statues and flitted off behind the curtains.
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