London's Royal Albert Hall was recently packed with A-listers for the British Fashion Awards, the biggest night in British fashion. And as the annual event aims to celebrate ‘creativity and innovation’ in fashion and pays homage to the best fashion industry creatives, an uber-stylish star-studded guestlist is always guaranteed.
Aptly leading the best-dressed list were British fashion forces Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Naomi Campbell. Huntington-Whiteley, who hails from Devon, glowed on the red carpet wearing a long gold gown with a halterneck by Bottega Veneta, the label she presented the Brand of the Year award to. The custom-made gown was created by Daniel Lee, the wonder boy behind the brand, who also won Accessories Designer of the Year, Womenswear Designer of the Year and Designer of the Year. Meanwhile, Campbell, who was awarded the evening’s Icon Award, looked breathtaking in an Alexander McQueen gown and accessories. The sheer black gown featured crystal embellishments and a high neckline, and was the perfect choice for Campbell while she presented the brand’s Sarah Burton the Trailblazer Award.
Rihanna, who looked like a vision in a mint green satin mini bustier dress with corset back, won another gong for best look. The designer and singer accessorised the dress by her label Fenty, winner of Urban Luxe, with matching gloves, heels and an organza wrap with diamanté straps and back that fell from a built-in choker. Influencer Chiara Ferragni also looked gorgeous in a green and blue hued custom-made dress by Etro, which had cut-out detailing around the waist, metallic flecks and a revealing split. Another stunner in green was Adut Akech, who walked home with the Model of the Year trophy. The South Sudanese-Australian beauty got into the festive spirit in a strapless emerald green Valentino dress with a thigh-high split and bow that’s hard to ignore.
Additionally, while handing out the Outstanding Achievement Award to Giorgio Armani, Julia Roberts dazzled in a black velvet jumpsuit with plunging neckline and ornate silver embellishment, created by the Italian fashion maestro. The other presenter, Cate Blanchett, a face and muse of the brand, looked like fashion royalty in an Armani Privé frock. The Oscar-winning actress’s ivory dress featured tiers of tulle, a ruffled neckline and an A-line skirt.
Click through to see all the belles of the ball while honouring the tastemakers and gifted individuals who have helped shape fashion in 2019.
Rihanna in Fenty
Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani Privé
Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen
Lady Mary Charteris in Giambattista Valli
Niomi Smart in Gyunel
Julia Roberts in Giorgio Armani
Emilia Clarke in Schiaparelli
Alexa Chung in custom Alexa Chung
Naomi Watts in Burberry
Lady Amelia Windsor in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Stella Maxwell in custom Etro
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Bottega Veneta
Chiara Ferragni in custom Etro
Irina Shayk in custom Burberry
Olivia Culpo in Ralph & Russo
Adut Akech in Valentino
Arizona Muse in The Deck
Winnie Harlow in Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
Halima Aden in Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Ikram Abdi Omar