Stella McCartney has won not one but two awards at the British Fashion Awards annual event this evening.
The designer won both Designer of the Year and the Designer Brand awards after an incredible year which has included designing Team GB’s Olympic uniforms as well as two critically and commercially successful catwalk collections, worn by everyone from Cameron Diaz to Kylie Minogue.
McCartney fell just short of the hat trick of awards for which she was nominated, losing out on the Red Carpet award, which she won last year, to Roksanda Ilincic, who has seen Emily Blunt and the Duchess of Cambridge wear her designs over the last twelve months.
ELLE favourite and three-time cover girl Alexa Chung won British Style Icon for the third year in a row.
Unsurprisingly, the Best Model award was won by Cara Delevingne, whose striking London look has seen her popularity rocket over the past year, notching up countless catwalk appearances, including one for Victoria’s Secret, and campaigns for Chanel and Burberry.
Menswear’s finest figures were also recognised, with the Menswear Designer of the Year award going to Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton and Emerging Talent for menswear going to Jonathan Saunders.
This year’s Outstanding Achievement award went to shoe god Manolo Blahnik, who has scooped Accessory Designer of the Year three times previously, whilst Central St. Martins’ Louise Wilson OBE won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.