The ELLE Style Awards 2017 Was Our Most Raucous, Political And Outrageously Fun To Date

From loud-and-proud political posturing, to dance-offs in the early hours, this year's style awards was the awards show to beat, even if we do say so ourselves

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We thought we'd seen everything at ELLE HQ, until we spotted two members of the ELLE team twerking on-stage alongside fashion favourite Jacquemus, plus a very glittery member of drag act Sink The Pink.

The ELLE Style Awards 2017, at the behest of a newly politcal global public, became one of the most outspoken, rousing and (although it's smug to admit it) inspiring awards shows we've been to in a good while.

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Okay, okay, the Baftas and the Golden Globes sort of led the way, but celebrities at the H&M sponsored ELLE UK event certainly watched the gauntlet thrown by the likes of Meryl Streep and Viola Davis and decided to follow suit.

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We listened to a stirring, extremely to-the-point speech by Thandie Newton, who expressed her pride at being an 'immigrant,' and watched as Beth Ditto and Debbie Harry carried the torch for women doing whatever the hell they want and shouting about it every step of the way.

And then, once the political and feminist parts of the night had come to their natural close, we had the sort of old fashioned knees up that saw everyone on their feet, some of them on the stage, laughing and dancing through until the early (and in some cases quite late) hours.

There were many things to take away at the end of the night (apart from sore feet and a goody bag), but the main one is that 2017 will be the year of rousing political prose, uttered to as small or large a captive audience as one can muster, and long may it continue.

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