The British Fashion Awards return!

25 November 2008

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Last year's British Fashion Awards saw fashion's finest gather in hope of receiving what is considered to be the ultimate British accolade for designers and fashion talent. Belle of the ball Agyness Deyn was among the winners who in a show-stopping Giles creation  stepped up to accept the award for Model of the year whilst on the phone to her very proud mum. Stella McCartney, Tom Binns and Christopher Kane were also among the top winners with Dame Vivienne Westwood picking up the biggest award of the night for Outstanding Achievement. Tonight the British Fashion Awards 2008 take place. So who will be among the winners? Willl Jourdan Dunn steal Agyness Deyn 's model crown? Who'll be best-dressed on the red carpet? And what gossip will happen in the smoking corner? We'll be blogging LIVE from the awards bringing you the winners - and high fashion drama - literally as it happens. Follow the action from 7pm and check back tomorrow for video interviews too. In the meantime, here's a few reminders of what happened last year...

Designer of the Year: Stella McCartney Also nominated: Luella Bartley, Anya Hindmarch

New Designer of the Year:  Christopher Kane Also nominated: Gareth Pugh, Marios Schwab

Best New Retail Concept of the Year: Marc Jacobs Also nominated: The Shop At Bluebird, Dover Street Market

Model of the Year: Agyness Deyn Also nominated: Lily Cole, Irina

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator of the Year: Michael Howells Also nominated: Terry Jones, Mert & Marcus

Red Carpet Designer of the Year: Marchesa Also nominated: Giles Deacon, Stella McCartney

Menswear Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey for Burberry Also nominated: Alexander McQueen, Cassette Playa

Accessory Designer of the Year: Tom Binns Also nominated: Anya Hindmarch, Rupert Sanderson

BFC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Dame Vivienne Westwood

The BFC Fashion Enterprise Award, sponsored by Swarovski: Erdem


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