Lily Allen, Hailee Steinfeld and Kris Jenner lead the best-dressed guests at this year’s Fashion Awards

Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, and Adriana Lima also among attendees

Olivia Petter
Wednesday 01 December 2021 07:25
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After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Fashion Awards is back – and guests certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to their outfit choices.

Typically, the annual soiree is a celebration of the best and brightest names in the industry, rewarding models, designers, and tastemakers for their various successes over the past 12 months.

This year, however, a slightly more sombre atmosphere clouded the ceremony. It took place just one day after it was revealed that one of fashion’s trailblazers, Virgil Abloh, had passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.

The Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer was honoured at the start of the night with a tribute that gave everyone in the room an opportunity to commemorate him and his seismic contributions to the industry.

As for who took home awards on the night, winners included Simone Rocha for best Independent British Brand, and Nensi Dojaka was given the British Fashion Council (BFC) Foundation Award in recognition of her dynamic designs have been worn by everyone from Dua Lipa to Bella Hadid.

Elsewhere, Kim Jones was named “Designer of the Year” for his work at Dior men’s and Fendi, while former GQ editor Dylan Jones was given the “Special Recognition” award for his contribution to the industry as a whole.

But onto the fashion itself. With guests including Lily Allen, Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, and Iris Law, the red carpet was awash with statement looks.

As for designers, there was plenty of Richard Quinn – cue many innovative floral designs – while other British design titans (Erdem, Emilia Wickstead and Roksanda) also made appearances.

Here were the best-dressed stars at this year’s Fashion Awards.

Dua Lipa in Maximilian

Lily Allen in Fendi

Zawe Ashton in Emilia Wickstead

Cindy Bruna in Richard Quinn

Adriana Lima in Celia Kritharioti

Kate Beckinsale in Sabina Bilenko Couture and Edward Enninful

Kris Jenner in Tommy Hilfiger

Jenna Coleman

Paul Mescal in Gucci

Tommy Dorfman

Iris Law

Lucy Boynton

Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Richard Quinn and Nick Jonas

Gillian Anderson in Chloe

Billy Porter

Eiza Gonzalez

Charli Howard

Harris Reed

Alexa Chung in Caroline Hu

Hailee Steinfeld in H&M

See the full list of winners at the Fashion Awards 2021 here.

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