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What went down at the British Fashion Council Awards

Four special prizes for Italian fashion

What went down at the British Fashion Council Awards Four special prizes for Italian fashion

Yesterday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London what we could define as the "Oscars" of fashion took place. A few years ago the event did not have this kind of impact on the media, but this year it was absolutely great and chic, with the presence of a large number of celebs and well-known fashion industry personas. A shiny red carpet, thanks to the partnership with Swarovski, welcomed Kendall, almost naked, as well as Lana del Rey, Penelope Cruz, Lil Miquela, Cindy Crawford elegantly dressed in Alexander McQueen, as well as her daughter Kaia Gerber, who went on to win model of the year award. The unexpected surprise was the presence of Meghan Markle, pregnant and dressed, as for her wedding with Prince Harry, in a (black) Givenchy dress.

The ceremony was hosted by the British Fashion Council, with the aim of raising funds for the BFC Foundation Educational, the association that helps the development of the British fashion industry and raise money for the most talented designers.

The awards were hosted by Eva Herzigova and the verdicts were not a total surprise, year after year the hierarchies in the fashion world remain crystal clear, the biggest brands got the usual prizes for their work in the various categories and also the Made in Italy took home something, winning 4 prizes, assigned to Pier Paolo Piccioli, Miuccia Prada, Marco Bizzarri and to the fashion house Gucci. 

Here are all the other winners:


-Urban Luxe Award to Virgil Abloh for Off-White, handed by Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson

-2018 Trailblazer to Kim Jones, handed by Robert Pattinson

-Accessories Designer of the year is Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, handed by Edie Campbell & Riz Ahmed

-Swarovski Award for Positive Change goes to Dame Vivienne Westwood, handed by Jerry Hall

-Business LeaderMarco Bizzarri for Gucci, handed by Saoirse Ronan

-Special prize for innovation to Parley for the Oceans, handed by Doutzen Kroes

-New talent for male fashion is Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL handed by Virgil Abloh and Winnie Harlow

-New talent for female fashion is Richard Quinn, handed by Karen Elson and Matthew Healy

-British male designer of the year is: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN, handed by Poppy Delevingne

-British female designer of the yearClare Waight Keller of Givenchy, handed by Rosamund Pike

-Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator goes to Mert & Marcus handed by Kate Moss e Penélope Cruz

-Brand of the year: Gucci, handed by Lana Del Rey

-Model of the year: Kaia Gerber, handed by Rita Ora

-Outstanding Achievement goes to Miuccia Prada, handed by Uma Thurman and Steve McQueen

-Designer of the year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, handed by Brooke Shields