Everything is better in England, if slightly more damp, and the style is no exception. I mean, they have Alexa Chung! We have … Miley Cyrus. The annual British Fashion Awards celebrate the creative success of British designers and other fashion industry talent ― Stella McCartney was the grand winner this time around, taking home two awards as both the Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year. Ms. Chung scored the British Style honor for the third year in a row, naturally, and relative newcomer Cara Delevingne was the top choice for Model of the Year. But forget what they won; what did they wear?
Last night, the British celebrated their own particular brand of style with the British Fashion Awards, honoring the best in designing and fashion talent from around England. Women swept the awards, winning top honors for best fashion and accessories designers — Victoria Beckham and Charlotte Dellal, respectively — while Alexander McQueen head Sarah Burton took home the award for fashion designer of the year. Alexa Chung was crowned most stylish (what is this, high school?) for the second year in a row, beating out both Kates — Middleton and Moss — and Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Kim Jones took home additional awards.
But what you really want to know is: what did they wear? After the jump, some of the best and worst to grace the fashion red carpet.
Lara Stone was robbed! The term “Model of the Year” cracks me up and reminds me of that famous scene in “Zoolander” when Derek’s up against Hansel for the prize. But the truth is, the fashion industry takes this shiz for serious. While insiders would agree that Stone is clearly the obvious choice for ruling it in 2009, she’s not from the U.K. and, therefore, would not qualify to win the title at the British Fashion Awards held this week in Jolly Old. (See the red carpet pics here.) Georgia Jagger, daughter of Sir Mick and supermodel Jerry Hall, however, is the English rose who took the title home, beating out other rock progeny Daisy Lowe (Gavin Rossdale’s daughter) and former Burberry girl Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Actually, after a year involving that Vanity Fair story and that tres scandalous Hudson jeans ad, it makes sense. Could Georgia be the next supermodel? Maybe she already is? Keep reading »