Being a member of One Direction has some serious pulling power when it comes to influencing a public vote.
So it’s no wonder that the band’s most foppish member has managed not only to infiltrate the prestigious British Fashion Awards, but to take one home, too.
Harry Styles was voted the winner of the British Style Award at the event in London yesterday, beating David Beckham, Kate Moss, the Duchess of Cambridge and alleged former flame Cara Delevingne to take the title.
The prize, which “recognises an individual who most embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital”, had previously been won three times in a row by Styles’ suitably fashionable friend, Alexa Chung.
Accepting the trophy from Chung and Jack Guinness, he kept his speech short, simply thanking his fans for voting and adding: “This is very, very kind.”
Other winners included Kate Moss, who won the Special Recognition award, Christopher Kane, who won the Womenswear Designer of the Year award and Miuccia Prada for Prada, who won the International Designer of the Year.
The full list of winners are:
Womenswear Designer of the Year - Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer of the Year - Burberry
International Designer of the Year - Miuccia Prada for Prada
Designer Brand of the Year - Burberry
Accessory Designer of the Year - Nicholas Kirkwood
Emerging Womenswear Designer - Simone Rocha
Emerging Menswear Designer - Agi & Sam
New Establishment Designer - JW Anderson
Model of the Year - Edie Campbell
Red Carpet Award - Erdem
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Lady Amanda Harlech
British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) - Harry Styles
Special Recognition Award - Kate Moss
Special Recognition Award - Suzy Menkes
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion - Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D