At last night's British Fashion Awards, the UK's version of our CFDA awards (read: fashion Oscars), the ladies swept. According to Hilary Alexander at the Telegraph, last night's awards were the strongest female showing since the awards were established in 1974.
Phoebe Philo, creative director for Céline, took home the top prize winning "Designer of the Year." Alexa Chung took home the British Style award, an award decided by public vote which, according to the British Fashion Council, "recognises an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital." Naomi Campbell took home the new "special recognition" award and Lara Stone was named model of the year.
Of course the boys got a few nods, too. Here, the complete list of winners: British Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nicola Formichetti British Style award: Alexa Chung Designer Brand award: Mulberry Menswear Designer award: Patrick Grant for his label E. Tautz Emerging Talent award for Ready-to-Wear: Meadham Kirchhoff Emerging Talent award for Accessories: Husam El Odeh Model: Lara Stone Accessory Designer award: Nicholas Kirkwood Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design: Lee Alexander McQueen Special Recognition: Naomi Campbell Digital Innovation: Burberry