09 December 2009

The British Fashion Council Power List!

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The Grazia office is in a bit of a whirl today. And no, it’s not because it’s the final of The X Factor this weekend (although, believe us, we already have our ‘Stacey to win!’ chant at the ready). But no, we’re all uber excited because… it’s the British Fashion Awards tonight! Dresses are being sent in, jewellery is being tried on, cut'n'blow dries have been booked well in advance; all so the fashion eds can join the brightest and most prestigious names in the industry for the biggest night of the fashion year.

And there will be one winner in particular we can’t wait to find out. Four weeks ago, Grazia teamed up with the British Fashion Council to launch a style icon award, paying tribute to the person who most embodies ‘the spirit of London… as a leading creative fashion capital’. An initial shortlist was drawn up by the BFC jury – which includes our very own style director, Paula Reed – and all you lovely readers voted to add your favourites to the list.

And now, finally, the wait is almost over. The BFC have released their official 25 Power List, containing the top most influential people in the business plus the award winner who will be revealed tonight. From Kate Moss and Nick Knight, to John Galliano and Anya Hindmarch, the list is full to the brim of fashion royalty. Let us know what you think!

Plus don’t forget to check out Grazia Daily tonight when we’ll be bringing you all the winners, wardrobes and behind-the-scenes action LIVE from the awards!

And The British Fashion Council 25 Power List is (in alphabetical order)…

Alexander McQueen – designer

Anna Whiting & Sam Gainsbury – fashion show and shoot producers

Anya Hindmarch – designer

Christopher Bailey – Burberry chief creative officer

Dame Vivienne Westwood – designer

David Bailey – photographer

Erin O'Connor – model and industry figurehead

Guido Palau – hairdresser

Harold Tillman – BFC chairman

Hilary Riva – ex CEO and BFC member

Hussein Chalayan – designer

Joan Burstein – owner of Browns boutique

John Galliano – designer

Kate Moss – model and Topshop designer

Louise Wilson – head of MA fashion at Central Saint Martins

Lulu Kennedy – director of Fashion East

Mandi Lennard – PR

Naomi Campbell – model

Nick Knight – photographer

Pat McGrath – make-up artist

Russell Marsh – casting director

Sir Paul Smith – designer

Sir Philip Green – Arcadia owner

Sir Stuart Rose – Marks & Spencer executive chairman

Stephen Jones – milliner


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