Inside The British Fashion Awards With Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga And Ab Fab

Inside The British Fashion Awards With Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga And Ab Fab

We were at Monday night's British Fashion Awards. Here are a few highlights.

Were the 2015 British Fashion Awards the best yet? With a turnout that featured Karl Lagerfeld, the Beckhams and Eddie and Patsy from Ab Fab, this year's ceremony felt like a pretty big deal. We were there in person to soak up all the action - here are a few things which really made the night for us. 

Eddie and Patsy! 

These two jokers were back in their fashion heartland last night to present Stella McCartney with the Best British Brand Award. Sauntering on in character with glasses of champagne, Jennifer Saunders (Eddie) said '“I am in my spiritual home. Shout out to all my homies!" before they introduced Stella to the stage. “The winner has literally come from nowhere" said Saunders, "she's been making bags out of the pubic hair of wheatgrass for years... it's Stella McCartney!” Just a little taste of what's to come next year when Ab Fab The Movie hits cinemas in July. We can't wait. 

A very rare speech from Karl Lagerfeld 

"In my next life I think I'd like to be Choupette" said Karl Lagerfeld's old friend Anna Wintour when she gave a special introduction to the designer, who picked up the Outstanding Achievement award last night. It was a pretty big deal having the Kaiser in town at the awards, given he rarely travels from his home in Paris and isn't fond of giving speeches. "I normally answer questions, I don't really give speeches" he joked, before praising the British Fashion Industry for being less commercially driven. 

JW Anderson's double win 

The designer, who has had massive success designing for both men and women, scored a record double win last night when he picked up the Best Menswear and Best Womenswear Designer awards. "I'm not sure what to say now!" he said as he came back on stage to collect his second award, but he thanked the British Fashion Industry and praised his "hero" Karl Lagerfeld. 

Lady Gaga accepting an award for Tom Ford

The shy and retiring Ms Gaga did a full strut down the catwalk-shaped stage in a long scarlet dress before picking up the Red Carpet award on behalf of Tom Ford, who was absent. "Fashion to me is crucial to my existence" she said before heading on stage, "so everyone here tonight is a part of my religion." 

The scene-stealer

As you'd expect the sartorial bar was pretty high last night, but for us the woman who stole the show was Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who wore a gold fishtail dress by her designer boyfriend Giles to pick up a Style Icon award. "I want to thank the person without whom I would quite literally have nothing to wear" she said "Giles Deacon."

That's a lot of canapés.... the 2015 British Fashion Awards by numbers

45 - number of British Fashion Award nominees 

44 - number of chefs who cooked dinner for the attendees

13 - number of dishes served at the pre-awards dinner

1,374 - bottles of M&S Cava Heretat El Padruell served

21 - Mercedes Benz Chauffeurs used to ferry VIP guests

650 - number of Cîroc Vodka & Lavazza Espresso Martinis served after dinner

5,000 -  number of Asia de Cuba canapés eaten at the official BFA After Party at St Martins Lane

1,800 - number of goody bags given out on the night 

15 - combined weight (in kg) of all the British Fashion Award Crystal Trophies made by Swarovski 

Alexa Chung, Henry Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Jordan Askill, Daisy Lowe and friends attend the British Fashion Awards official afterparty hosted by St Martins Lane and sponsored by Ciroc Vodka at St Martins Lane 

They ate... canapes by restaurant Asia de Cuba including Mexican doughnuts, red snapper ceviche on plantain chips and prawn tempura. 

They drank... cocktails by St Martin's Lane cocktail lounge Blind Spot, including the 'Blue Stone' featuring Ciroc vodka, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, vanilla syrup and soda water, and Ginger Mules made with Ciroc vodka, lime juice, Sucre de Canne, ginger beer and fresh ginger. 


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