The Fashion Awards 2019, Britain’s biggest fashion night, was a star-studded affair
Stars bid farewell to 2019 in style
Yes, temperatures were at an absolute low in London but The Fashion Awards 2019, a celebration of the undisputed scions of style, was still high on star-studded glamour.
Naomi Campbell won Icon of the Year (the first woman of colour to claim the award). Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s boy wonder behind the cult pouch bags, took away Designer of the Year. Rihanna, who made an entry in a wasabi green dress from her namesake label, won an award in the Urban Luxe category for Fenty. And, model of the year was South Sudanese-Australian beauty Adut Akech. Karl Lagerfeld was given a special tribute (there’s no forgetting Karl, right?) Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was given the Trailblazer Award.
THE RED CARPET
Other than the awards, the red carpet was lined with looks that made for many memorable moments. Rihanna, the musician-turned-mogul, broke the rules of eveningwear altogether with a satin dress complete with an oversized shirt, gloves and a studded choker. Cate Blanchett chose a classic Armani gown with a plunging neckline. Julia Roberts followed suit in a black Giorgio Armani iteration.
Musician-turned-mogul Rihanna broke the rules of evening wear
Shailene Woodley posing in a puffer dress by Moncler x Valentino
Naomi Campbell received her award in a bejewelled custom-made Alexander McQueen. Multi-hyphenate star Alexa Chung wore a glittery gown from her eponymous label, which was an ode to the iconic Jane Birkin. Shailene Woodley and Liya Kebede made their mark in Instagrammable quilted skirts from Pierpaolo Piccioli x Moncler. Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta let sustainability shine with eco-conscious ensembles made by the joint forces of Stella McCartney and Atelier Swarovski.
LO & BEHOLD
With so much buzz around the biggest fashion night in Britain, it’s difficult to say who stole the show. But one thing’s for sure: The Fashion Awards were an undeniable hit.
So let it sink in while you scroll through some of the best looks from the high-voltage event.
P.S. Tom Cruise made a rare cameo too.
Mr. Armani (second from left) dressed some of the biggest names from the night
Mr. Armani and Julia Roberts were all smiles during The FA 2019
Cate Blanchett in a feminine Armani gown
Naomi’s floor-sweeping McQueen gown shone bright at the awards
English actor Emilia Clarke looking radiant in a Schiaparelli gown
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks like a dreamboat in a studded Burberry gown
Alexa Chung’s minimal dress was an ode to Jane Birkin
Joan Small in a bespoke and ethical Stella McCartney