The Fashion Awards 2018: What You’ve Missed And THAT Meghan Markle Surprise Appearance

Diana Bell-Heather   |   11 - 12 - 2018

London’s Royal Albert Hall held the annual Fashion Awards last night with a dazzling array of stars from the world of style, including pregnant Meghan Markle.

 

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Meghan Markle with Givenchy’s designer Clare Waight Keller.

 

Markle, and her royal bump, made a surprise appearance at the ceremony to present Givenchy’s artistic director, and the person behind her wedding, Clare Waight Keller with an award for Womenswear Designer of the Year.

 

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Meghan Markle in Givenchy.

 

The Duchess Of Sussex was dressed a black one shoulder gown by the French fashion house as she took to the stage and said:

 

“As all of you in this room know, we have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes, it’s very personal and sometimes it’s emotional. But for me this connection is rooted in, really being able to understand that it’s about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.”

 

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Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

 

Highest accolade of the night went to Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino who received the Designer of the Year Award. Other winners were Dame Vivienne Westwood who took home the Swarovski trophy for positive change, Miuccia Prada was the recipient of the outstanding achievement award, while Kaia Gerber was awarded Model of The Year. Robert Pattinson took to the stage to honour Kim Jones, creative director of Dior Men, with the British Fashion Council’s inaugural trailblazer award.

 

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Alek Wek in Emilia Wickstead.

 

The celebrations were hosted by model Alek Wek – who stunned on the red carpet in Emilia Wickstead – and comedian Jack Whitehall. As expected, we admired plenty of show stopping fashion moments on the red carpet including Kendall Jenner in a golden Julien Macdonald dress, Winnie Harlow in Atelier Versace, Rosamund Pike in Givenchy and our top choice – Margot Robbie in Rodarte.

 

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See the full list of winners below.

Accessories Designer of the Year
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Brand of the Year
Gucci

British Designer of the Year Menswear
Craig Green for Craig Green

British Designer of the Year Womenswear
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

British Emerging Talent Menswear
Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall

British Emerging Talent Womenswear
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Business Leader
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Designer of the Year
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Model of the Year
Kaia Gerber

Urban Luxe
Off-White

2018 Trailblazer Award
Kim Jones

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Mert & Marcus

Outstanding Achievement
Miuccia Prada

Special Recognition Award for Innovation
Parley for the Oceans

Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Vivienne Westwood