Alexa Chung, Naomi Campbell and Lara Stone.
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Last night's British Fashion Awards
in London celebrated and honored U.K.
design talent. The parade of fabulous looks from winners and guests alike showcased both local and international
, the newly crowned British Style award recipient, showed off her quirky sense of style
in a powder-pink Chanel
dress with feathered
embellishments from Spring-Summer 2011, which she paired with black platform sandals, polka-dot tights and black Chanel bag, while fellow winner Lara Stone
(named Model of the Year) also stuck to a pale palette in her white Calvin Klein
was honored for accomplishments in her 25-year-career with a Special Recognition trophy and paid tribute to her late friend Alexander McQueen
(who was posthumously honored by the British Fashion Council
) in a dramatic black velvet
and sheer chiffon dress with regal jeweled embellishments and a fur stole, designed by McQueen
Creative Director Sarah Burton
Twiggy, Victoria Beckham and Daily Lowe.
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Others who opted to stay on the dark side were model Daisy Lowe, who glittered in a black Elie Saab
, who wore a black tutu
skirt with a gray wrap jacket; Samantha Cameron
, who wore a cap-sleeve belted black dress by Osman Yousefzada; Victoria Beckham
, who showed off her legs with a thigh-high
slit black gown of her own design; and Designer of the Year winner Phoebe Philo
, who wore a chic black jumpsuit and blazer from her latest Céline
Thandie Newton, Claudia Schiffer and Daphne Guinness.
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Fellow revelers who championed British designers included Emma Roberts
, in a mini blue-and-black Julien Macdonald
dress; Yasmin Le Bon, in a bright Christopher Kane
frock; Daphne Guinness
, who sparkled in a silver dress she'd made herself; Claudia Schiffer
in a trompe-l'oeil Mary Katrantzou
dress; and Thandie Newton in a patterned blue-and-white Peter Pilotto
In homage to tastemaker Guinness, check out how to make your own dress for the holidays
Also, click here
to see the winners' acceptance speeches.