Victoria Beckham took home the award for Brand last night
If there's one date every fashionista has in their diary, it's the British Fashion Awards. Like the Oscars for the fashion industry, this is one evening no-one wants to miss.
And for 2014, it looked like everyone made sure they were free as the great and the good of the fashion world descended on the London Coliseum for the night's event which was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall (who managed to keep his cool amongst some of the world's most beautiful women – until Kylie joined him on stage and his cheeks burned bright red. Yes Jack, we noticed!).
Few accolades can top a British Fashion Award, so we expect Victoria Beckham to be the cat that got the cream this morning as she walked home with the award for Brand last night, for the second time no less.
With husband David on her arm, Victoria looked elegant in a floor length monochrome number from her own collection. And, naturally, David looked his usual handsome self in a dark, slim-fitting suit.
Of course, VB wasn't the only to collect a gong. The other two top awards for the evening – Womenswear Designer and Menswear Designer – went to Erdem and J. W. Anderson respectively.
Kate Moss added a bit of retro glamour to the proceedings as she took to the stage to present the Red Carpet Designer Award (there was no taking one home to the Moss household this year), which she gave to Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton.
Meanwhile, Cara Delevingne – who arrived at the awards with Kendall Jenner hot off a plane from Austria – beat pals Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls to take home the Model of the Year Award. But there were clearly no hard feelings, as they were both on hand – along with Cara's sister Poppy – to present her with her trophy.
As rumoured, John Galliano made a rare public appearance as he presented Anna Wintour with the Outstanding Achievement Award which had everyone wiping a tear from their eye – even Ms Wintour looked a bit wobbly around the jaw.
Naomi Campbell got a huge round of applause as she stomped up to the stage with Rihanna to present Edward Enninful with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion creator, which prompted Enninful to tell the crowd that 'everyone who wanted to get into fashion to just go for it.'
If this all sounds like it was getting a bit emosh for a fashion do, that's because it was.
'I have never seen the fashion world in such an emotional state,' said InStyle's Editor, Charlotte Moore.
'Cara and Poppy got tearful about how much they meant to each other, there was a poem from JW Anderson, Simone Rocha thanked her mum and dad, Anna Wintour's voice faltered when she mentioned her son and daughter, Victoria told the audience how much she adored David, Erdem thanks his sister for letting him dress up his barbies. We were all welling up.'
Once the award-giving (and tears) were over, we spotted Suki Waterhouse sat next to David Beckham, Alexa Chung looking gorge in silver Emilia Wickstead, Nicole Scherzinger cosying up to beau Lewis Hamilton, and Harry Styles in a striped suit charming the pants off everyone, as ever.
Of course, the evening wasn't over yet. After plates were wiped clean of mini roasted pumpkins, mushroom risotto and mexican ceviche, the fash pack headed off en masse to dance into the early hours at Hotel Cafe Royal.
What. A. Night.
The winners in full:
Emerging Womenswear Designer
Emerging Menswear Designer
Emerging Accessory Designer
New Establishment Designer
Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton
Red Carpet Designer
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
By Olivia Marks