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British Fashion Awards 2012 Winners

British Fashion Awards host Gemma Arterton

The British Fashion Awards 2012 took place this evening at The Savoy Hotel in London. The stars and talent who arrived on the red carpet wearing Stella McCartney to the highly anticipated fashion event definitely made the right choice! The British fashion icon won the coveted Designer of the Year Award, beating out Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, and she also went home with the Designer Brand Award. Fans of Stella McCartney like Salma Hayek, Victoria Pendleton, Gemma Arterton, Amber Le Von all wore her creations to the awards show, no doubt anticipating her exciting wins. Another huge winner was Alexa Chung who’s recently made waves in America with her guest appearance on Gossip Girl. The style icon won — you guessed it — the British Style Icon Award for the third year in a row. We’re pretty sure even Blair Waldorf would be impressed with such an accomplishment!

Hosted by Gemma Arterton and Nick Grimshaw, the British Fashion Awards 2012 had some of the biggest names in fashion in attendance: BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Harold Tillman CBE, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik CBE, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung. As we mentioned earlier today, Manolo Blahnik was honoured with the Outstanding Acheievement in Fashion Award. Oh, if Carrie Bradshaw could only see him now!

We were thrilled that Victoria’s Secret model and supermodel in the making Cara Delevingne won the Model of the Year Award and that J.W. Anderson took home the Emerging Talent Award. We were totally obsessed with his collaboration with Top Shop earlier this year, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the fashion world in the future. Here are the special achievement award recipients as well as the full list of nominees, including the winners’ names in bold, below:

British Fashion Awards 2012 Winners & Nominees:

British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Outstanding Achievement Award in Fashion: Manolo Blahnik CBE

Special Recognition Award: Harold Tillman CBE

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Louise Wilson OBE, Edward Enninful, Katie Grand

Designer of the Year Award: Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Mary Kantrantzou

New Establishment Award: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff

Menswear Designer Award: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Richard James, Oliver Spencer

Model Award: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn

Red Carpet Award: Roksanda Ilincic, Alessandra Rich, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham

Emerging Talent Award, RTW: J. W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha

Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Sophie Hulme, Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill

Emerging Talent Award, Menswear: Jonathan Saunders, Agi & Sam, Lou Dalton

Accessory Designer Award: Nicholas Kirkwood, Katie Hillier, Philip Treacy

Designer Brand Award: Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry

Related Link: Manolo Blahnik To Be Honoured At British Fashion Awards

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