Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga’s stylist (L) and Daphne Guinness at the 2010 British Fashion Awards.
Tuesday evening in London, The British Fashion Awards was the highlight event.
And although I should be celebrating all 12 honorees with equal exuberance, I can’t help but single out a noteworthy few. Allow me to begin with Lady Gaga’s stylist.
Nicola Formichetti, who is also creative director at Thierry Mugler, walked away with the Isabelle Blow Award for Fashion Creator. His “unique vision, style and insight has had an incredible impact on the fashion industry internationally,” said the British Fashion Council. And indeed it has.
Also in winner’s row was Alexa Chung–by way of public vote. She got the “British Style” award, which is awarded to a person who “embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital.” I’d be stupid to argue that she didn’t deserve it.
And, of course, there was the obligatory Naomi-ism. The supermodel got a “Special Recognition” award for her influence on, and contribution to, the fashion industry over the last 25 years. Something she ought to have received at the British Fashion Awards if nowhere else, correct?
Speaking of models, Lara Stone took the “Model” award. Mulberry received the “Designer Brand” award.
British Designer of the Year, which I probably should have mentioned first, went to Phoebe Philo, Creative Director of Celine.
Check out pics of some of fashion’s VIPs in attendance below.
Yasmin Le Bon