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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
See the full list of winners below.
Accessories Designer of the Year
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Brand of the Year
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
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Designer of the Year
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Model of the Year
2018 Trailblazer Award
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Mert & Marcus
Special Recognition Award for Innovation
Parley for the Oceans
Swarovski Award for Positive Change