The revamped Fashion Awards took place in the Royal Albert Hall last night. Watched by over 4000 industry members along with the public, the star-studded event was attended by the world’s top models and designers along with some extra special celebrity guests.
Here’s everything you need to know about the well-deserved winners:
Gigi Hadid beat her sister Bella in the International Model category. With role model Donatella Versace presenting the 21-year-old with the award, Gigi struggled to contain her emotion: “This is so crazy. I just want to say that I know that I’m in the generation of social media, and I’m so blessed for that, but the fashion industry is my family, and you guys are the ones that I’m here for.”
Molly Goddard was presented with the British Emerging Talent award. Known for her tulle gowns and love of neon, the rising designer is definitely one to watch.
Lady Gaga gave the award for British Menswear Designer to Craig Green.
Simone Rocha was awarded the much-coveted British Womenswear Designer trophy.
Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton was awarded British Brand by Naomi Campbell.
Ralph Lauren received the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award. Celebrating his many decades in the industry, presenter David Beckham called it “an honour” with the man himself joking: ““You talk about lifetime achievement, but I feel like I’m still 22.”
The prestigious Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator was given to photographer Bruce Weber who is best known for his portrayal of the American dream (along with his 90s portraits of a young Leonardo DiCaprio).
British Vogue‘s Alexandra Shulman was honoured at the event with a Special Recognition award to celebrate 100 years of the magazine.
The Swarovski Award for Positive Change was given to Franca Sozzani, the editor of Vogue Italia, for her commitment to promoting diversity through the lens of a fashion magazine.
Demna Gvasalia received two awards: one for International Ready-to-Wear Designer for his work at Balenciaga and the other (International Urban Luxury Brand) for his own label, Vetements.
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele was given the International Accessories Designer award by a very well-dressed Jared Leto.
Jaden and Willow Smith were presented with the New Fashion Icons award.
Marco Bizarri, the president and CEO of Gucci, was given the award for International Business Leader after a remarkable turnaround at the fashion house with the hire of Alessandro Michele.