On 5 December 2016 the brightest stars of the fashion world flocked to the Royal Albert Hall for The Fashion Awards 2016, in partnership with Swarovski.

Celebrating the best international fashion designers and models in the business, this evening brought together the crème de la crème of the industry in a room together with key style influencers and thousands of London’s biggest fashion fans.

With the Hall’s South Steps covered in rich red carpet, and Fredrikson Stallard’s Prologue intallation including 8,000 individual hand-hung Swarovski crystals taking pride of place outside, the Hall had never looked more glamorous! Take look at red carpet highlights from this star-studded event:

Laura Whitmore at The Fashion Awards 2016
The Fashion Awards 2016
Mollie King at the Fashion Awards

Eva Herzigová at The Fashion Awards
The Fashion Awards 2016
Erin O'Connor at The Fashion Awards 2016
Salma Hayek, Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto at The Fashion Awards 2016
Salma Hayek at The Fashion Awards 2016

Fashion’s biggest names and best-known faces including Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss, Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell, Ralph Lauren, Eva Herzigová, Anna Wintour and Gigi Hadid were invited to walk the red carpet up to the Hall.

Watch highlights from the red carpet:

Jourdan Dunn at The Fashion Awards 2016
Lady Gaga at The Fashion Awards 2016
Karlie Kloss at The Fashion Awards 2016
Bruce Weber at The Fashion Awards 2016

Marilyn Manson at The British Fashion Awards

David Gandy at The Fashion Awards 2016
Jaden Smith at The Fashion Awards 2016
Graham Norton at The Fashion Awards 2016
Jean Paul Gautier and Ana Van Ravensteinat The Fashion Awards
Alice Temperley at The Fashion Awards 2016
Laura Bailey at The Fashion Awards 2016
Winnie Harlow at The Fashion Awards 2016
Winnie Harlow at The Fashion Awards 2016
Naomi Campbell at The Fashion Awards 2016
Gigi Hadid at The Fashion Awards 2016

Alongside superstar guest presenters including Alexa Chung, Donatella Versace, Lady Gaga and David Bailey, the stage was graced by award winners including British Menswear Designer Craig Green, British Womenswear Designer Simone Rocha, British Brand of the year Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and International Model of the year Gigi Hadid

Watch Gigi’s inspirational acceptance speech:

Gigi Hadid at The Fashion Awards 2016
Erin O'Connor at The Fashion Awards 2016
The Fashion Awards 2016
David Bailey at The Fashion Awards
The Fashion Awards 2016
Clara Pagent at The Fashion Awards
Nadja Swarovski and Karlie Kloss at The Fashion Awards
Jenna Coleman at The Fashion Awards 2016
Lady Gaga at The Fashion Awards 2016
Roksanda Ilincic at The Fashion Awards 2016
Kate Moss at The Fashion Awards 2016

Meanwhile inside, the arena was transformed into a huge, suitably opulent dining room for the ceremony where 42 nominees would be whittled down to just 15 winners.

The Fashion Awards 2016
The Fashion Awards 2016

Ending the evening, David Beckham on behalf of the British Fashion Council handed the Outstanding Achievement Award to none other than the very deserving Ralph Lauren.

A photo posted by Ralph Lauren (@ralphlauren) on

All photos: Andy Paradise