Models, designers and influencers took to the red carpet to showcase their style prowess at last night’s Fashion Awards. And while their sartorial choices were mesmerising, it was a touching tribute to the late Azzedine Alaïa that really stole the show. Naomi Campbell, alongside a whole host of models including Stephanie Seymour, Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Veronica Webb who were particularly special to the designer, gave a heartfelt speech that paid homage to his life and work. Dubbing the group Alaïa’s daughters, Naomi shared an image of the collective to Instagram before taking to the stage clad in one of his creations to deliver a moving message about the fact that Alaïa’s legacy will continue, even though the man is no longer with us having died of a heart attack in November at the age of 77. “Everyone in this room knows that Azzedine was able to transform a woman’s body into something special; make you look great and still like a woman,” Naomi told a hushed audience. “He captured the essence of femininity. But beyond his work as a designer, from the second day I met him, he became my papa.” “He was the most generous, kind, compassionate and humble man I have ever known, with a mischievous sense of humour in the glint of his eye, and he filled my life – and the lives of the women on this stage, and all of you in the room who met him – with light and joy,” she continued. Going on to explain that she had moved in with the man she calls her “papa” at just 16-years-old, Naomi described how he’d opened her eyes to the world in more ways than one. “There is no man who understood me like him, or who saw me in the way that he did. Always when I was with him he would make me feel like my 16-year-old self – and without him, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today,” she said. The supermodel finished her special tribute by explaining how she’d always seen Azzedine as someone who had her back and how he has left an irreplaceable hole in not just the fashion family, but the world. “He protected me in every way possible – even when I was attacked in Paris in 2012, papa came rushing out to stand in front of my attacker while I was pulled to safety,’ she said. “Azzedine was a protector, a teacher, a seeker and defender of all that is good and positive in this world. I am proud to be honouring, along with his daughters, a giant of fashion and a true master of humanity.”
The Fashion Awards 2017 is almost upon us. On 4 December, London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to a night celebrating the world’s fashion talent . Models, designers and other A-listers will take to the glittering red carpet followed by a ceremony honouring the likes of Donatella Versace and Stella McCartney. In partnership with Swarovski, the awards feature 12 categories and will see the likes of Rihanna and the Hadid sisters hit up the British capital. Here’s everything you need to know about the Oscars of the fashion world. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion Awards 2017 nominees: Kaia Gerber, Rihanna and Hadid sisters up for awards The Fashion Awards 2016: What everyone wore The British fashion figures to namedrop this season
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If you don’t know the Hadid family name, where have you been for the past couple of years? Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid are three model names to know, making up the fashion industry’s current It family. But it’s Gigi that kickstarted it all. After kickstarting her modelling career at the tender age of two, the now 22-year-old moved to the catwalks, finding firm fans in the likes of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace. Tommy Hilfiger liked the Californian so much that he asked her to collaborate with him on collection after collection, resulting in three sell-out ranges and counting. Gigi has wangled her way to the top, earning the Model of the Year trophy at the 2016 Fashion Awards. With a nomination for the same award this year, will she win once again? Or will her younger sister, Bella, pip her to the post? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion Awards 2017 nominees: Kaia Gerber, Rihanna and both Hadid sisters up for awards Molly Goddard: the British designer Rihanna can't get enough of Craig Green: the menswear designer in Rihanna and Alien's good books
Craig Green is arguably the London menswear designer to know. After kicking off his label in 2012 with a rather bizarre collection, the Londoner has grown, landing on the backs of Rihanna, Drake and the cast of ‘Alien: Covenant’. Winning both the Emerging Menswear Designer and British Menswear Designer awards at the Fashion Awards, will he win in the best menswear category again this year? Only time will tell. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion Awards 2017 nominees: Kaia Gerber, Rihanna and both Hadid sisters up for awards Molly Goddard: the British designer Rihanna can't get enough of Who is Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford's 16-year-old supermodel daughter?
Molly Goddard's reputation just keeps on growing. After taking home the accolade for Emerging Designer at the 2016 Fashion Awards, the British designer has held two incredibly successful London Fashion Week shows, the latter starring top models Edie Campbell and Erin O'Connor, and seen her designs worn by global superstar Rihanna.
The 2017 Fashion Awards takes place on December 4 at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall. Welcoming the crème de la crème of the fashion industry , the star-studded night will see designers, models and more celebrate British and global design talent. Categories include designer and model of the year as well as emerging womenswear and menswear designer. It’s sure to be an eventful night with the likes of Rihanna and the Hadid sisters expected to attend. There are plenty of recognisable names but plenty you may not know. Especially when it comes to the emerging talent categories. Designers Michael Halpern, Matty Bovan and A-Cold-Wall*’s Samuel Ross are up for their first nominations. So is Cindy Crawford’s model daughter, Kaia Gerber . “These designers and brands were chosen from hundreds of international names and they represent the most creative talent and innovative businesses of the year,” British Fashion Council chairwoman Natalie Massenet said. Here are all the nominees for this year’s awards. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: All the winners at the Fashion Awards 2016 The Fashion Awards 2016: What everyone wore The ultimate London Fashion Week SS18 trend guide
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