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:
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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:
Watch highlights from the #FashionAwards 2016 red carpet where guests included— BFC (@BFC) 6 December 2016
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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:
GigiHadid</a> accepts the award for International Model at last night's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FashionAwards?src=hash">#FashionAwards</a> ceremony in partnership with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Swarovski?src=hash">#Swarovski</a> <a href="https://t.co/lyZVGUoXtR">pic.twitter.com/lyZVGUoXtR</a></p>— BFC (BFC) 6 December 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.
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.
All photos: Andy Paradise
Fashion Award 2016 winners
British Emerging Talent
Swarovski Award for Positive Change
British Menswear Designer
British Womenswear Designer
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
International Business Leader
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
International Urban Luxury Brand
New Fashion Insider
Jaden Smith and Willow Smith
International Accessories Designer
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
International Ready-to-Wear Designer
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Outstanding Achievement Award