Across the pond the 2011 British Fashion Awards took place in London Monday evening. The Savoy hotel was the location for the big event. The evening was celebrated with style as some of fashion’s biggest names accepted their awards.
Victoria Beckham got choked up during her acceptance speech after being recognized as ‘Designer Brand of the Year’. Victoria went on to say,
“I’m sorry for crying, I’m being so rubbish. I would like to thank the British fashion industry for their support. My parents, my kids, and my husband. Without David, I wouldn’t have had the courage to do what I am doing,” said the designer.
No surprise came when Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen was named designer of the year. The noteworthy designer was responsible for all her amazing work on the royal wedding, including Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
Also receiving a top award for her personal style was Fashionista Alexa Chung! Please see below for a full list of the 2011 British Fashion Award Winners.
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Designer Brand: Victoria Beckham
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer: Kim Jones
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Emerging Talent Award, Ready-To-Wear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent Award, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
Model: Stella Tennant
BFC Outstanding Achievement: Paul Smith
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Charlotte Gainsbury
British Style Award: Alexa Chung