Ladies' Night at the Savoy
Sarah Burton, Victoria Beckham, and Stella McCartney Win Big at the British Fashion Awards
The stars of the British Fashion Awards may be the U.K.'s innovative designers, but last night, eclectic hairstyles reigned at the Savoy Theatre, where the likes of Samantha Cameron, Colin Firth, Natalie Massenet, and Dinos Chapman gathered to watch Sarah Burton collect her well-deserved Designer of the Year award. Henry Holland turned up with his signature coif gelled down into a dapper vintage style, while Daphne Guinness accessorized her bouffant with an array of combs. Katie Grand wore a tiara and Hilary Alexander arrived with glitter sprinkled throughout her locks.
"The British Fashion Awards are a fantastic celebration of all the talent we've got in this country. I think this year's nominees show how forward-thinking we are, how directional," said Alexander. Stella Tennant, who collected the Model of the Year award while sporting a Celine jumpsuit and her famed cropped 'do, was feeling nostalgic at the ceremony's pre-cocktail fête. "London is where I started a very long time ago, and it's quite emotional to be back here and to be nominated by the BFC."
The evening was filled with heartfelt speeches and surprise appearances: Marc Jacobs flew in to present a teary-eyed Victoria Beckham with the Designer Brand award; Kate Moss turned up to bestow the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator upon Sam Gainsbury; and Olivia Palermo handed the Emerging Womenswear Talent award to Mary Katrantzou. When Kate Hudson took the stage to present pal Stella McCartney with the Red Carpet Award, she shared an anecdote about how, when the designer dressed her for the Oscars in 2001, the actress made every worst-dressed list known to man. "I immediately called Stella and we laughed our asses off. And her words to me were, 'Let's be honest, babe, it was the hair.' "
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