Gigi Hadid, Demna Gvasalia, and More Winners of the 2016 Fashion Awards

Gigi Hadid, Demna Gvasalia, and More Winners of the 2016 Fashion Awards

All of your favorite models, photographers, designers, and editors turned out for the annual British event.

All of your favorite models, photographers, designers, and editors turned out for the annual British event.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Last night, the world’s fashionable elite descended upon the Royal Albert Hall to attend the British Fashion Council’s annual Fashion Awards (previously the British Fashion Awards), presented by Swarovski.

Each year, the ceremony recognizes the outstanding talent of the industry’s veterans and new guard, and, while no longer being regionally specific in title, it still spotlights the best of British talent.

Lady Gaga, who arrived wearing a design by her pal Brandon Maxwell, presented Craig Green with the British Menswear Designer award and Kate Beckinsale handed off the British Womenswear Designer award to Simone Rocha. Both designers are graduates of London's famed Central Saint Martins.

Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were pitted against each other in the International Model of the Year category with Gigi winning out the night. This morning, Gigi took to Instagram to thank the fashion community for their support, and for making her feel so welcome. She concluded the caption with this bit of advice: “Make a conscious effort every day to be someone people enjoy working with, and your possibilities will surprise you.”

Rebel newcomer Demna Gvasalia took home two awards last night. The first was for his co-founded brand Vetements, which was given the International Urban Luxury Brand award. The second award, International Ready-to-Wear Designer, was given for his work as Balenciaga’s new designer.

Frequent V contributing photographer Bruce Weber was given the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator by fellow photographer Mario Testino.

See the full list of winners below

British Emerging Talent: Molly Goddard

Presented by Alexa Chung & Jordan Kale Barrett

 

The Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Franca Sozzani (Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia & L’Uomo Vogue)

Presented by Tom Ford

 

British Menswear Designer: Craig Green for Craig Green

Presented by Lady Gaga

 

British Womenswear Designer: Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Presented by Kate Beckinsale

 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Bruce Weber (Photographer)

Presented by David Bailey CBE & James Jagger

 

Special Recognition: Celebrating 100 years of British Vogue

Presented by Mario Testino OBE

 

British Brand: Alexander McQueen

Presented by Naomi Campbell

 

International Business Leader: Marco Bizzari (President and CEO, GUCCI)

Presented by Francois Henri Pinault & Karlie Kloss

 

International Urban Luxury Brand: Vetements

Presented by Marilyn Manson

  

New Fashion Icons: Jaden & Willow Smith

Presented by Edward Enninful OBE & Skepta

 

International Model: Gigi Hadid

Presented by Donatella Versace

 

International Accessories Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Presented by Jared Leto

 

International Ready-to-Wear Designer: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Presented by Carine Roitfeld & Stella Tennant

 

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Ralph Lauren

Presented by David Beckham

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