07 December 2010

Lara Stone, Christopher Bailey, Alexa Chung: We're LIVE at the British Fashion Awards!

Here we are at the Savoy for the British Fashion Awards! It's the biggest night in the fashion calendar and the fun is about to begin...

17.17 - First to arrive is VV Brown who tells us she’s in love with Ashish, and of course, the British high street. Oh yes, not only is VV an M&S girl, she also loves a good browse in Topshop. ‘I was at the Topshop show this season,’ she says, ‘and it’s amazing to see how the high street is influencing trends.’ What’s more, she’s proud to be a Brit. ‘British fashion is innovative, we’re known throughout the world for being trendy.’ Indeed.

17.20 – Telegraph Fashion Editor Hilary Alexander has arrived and is looking fabulous in a floor-length Holly Fulton dress topped off with a feather cape by Kate Moss for Topshop.

17.23 - As the hostess with the mostess, Claudia Winkleman has turned to trusty Topshop for her outfit this evening. ‘I have to go off and read my script,’ she squealed, ‘otherwise I’ll be sick on my self!’ We’re sure you’ll do a marvellous job, Winkles!

17.29 – Maria Grachvogel tells us the catsuit she’s wearing is from her Autumn/Winter collection. ‘I’ve always been a big fan of catsuits - they’ve got a relaxed vibe about them,’ she says.

17.35 - Hollywood actress Emma Roberts is taking her place on the red carpet, posing alongside a gorgeous Burberry model. Ooh, is one Emma about to place another to front the Brit brand's campaign?

17.43 - Sadly Emma puts a stop to our speculations, telling us surely only a Brit could model for Burberry. Well, we guess that's true... Still, she's championing British fashion tonight in a lovely Julien Macdonald dress teamed with Prada shoes. So does she take any fashion advice from her aunt, Julia, we want to know? 'No, I just wear what I like'. Good girl!

17.51 - Christopher Kane's guest is his sister, Tammy, of course. As Kane says, ‘she accompanies me everywhere I go!’ And is it any wonder when she has easy access to such glorious pieces? Tonight, Tammy's looking lovely in a mixture of her brother's designs, including Versus, teamed with Miu Miu shoes.

17.53 - Yikes! Julien Macdonald is asked about those comments he allegedly made about Cheryl Cole. 'I love Cheryl,' he says, 'I've dressed her for the last five years.' So did he call her a chav, hm? 'If she's a chav, I'm a bigger chav!'

17.54 - Yasmin Le Bon has brought a touch of vibrant colour to the proceedings thanks to this neon Christopher Kane dress. 'I love Christopher's shows,' she tells us.

17.58 - Katie Grand greets us in cascades of fringing. It's 'archive fringe' from 2004, in fact, by pal Giles Deacon, but apparently ‘fringing’s going to be over by March,' she tells us. 'The high street’s going to do it too well.’

17.59 So what was Giles' highlight of the year? 'Ungaro,' he says, 'Starting in a fresh new world was great.'

18.10 - Lara Stone looks magnificient in a white Calvin Klein sheath. Here's what she had to say when we quizzed on her married-woman style...

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18.15 - Here's the lovely Roksanda Ilincic! Naturally, the designer's sporting a maxi dress of her own creation tonight, not least because this event is, in her words, the 'Oscars of fashion'. Roksanda is Lulu Kennedy's guest and is sitting at a table with Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll. Got a spare seat?

18.17 - And OH YES, Henry Holland is in the house! Well, it wouldn't be the British Fashion Awards without him... And, as ever, he's on top form, especially when we challenged him to a fash-off with Hilary. Watch the drama unfold below:

18.19 -  When we asked for some style advice from Christopher Bailey, he told us to just 'have a fun time and follow your heart.' Oh, how we love you, Mr Bailey!

18.31 - Alexa Chung looks oh-so-sweet in a pale pink Chanel number, which she eyed up as soon as it hit the catwalk. And why did she pick this one in particular? 'Because I like to dress like a five year old,' she giggles. Ah, a girl after our own heart...

18.42 - We've just met Johnny Borrell, who's here to present the Model of the Year award. According to him, Patrick Grant 'is the best dressed man in the world.' Aw, we love a good bromance...

18.46 - Frost French are here! And as Jemima says, Sadie is ‘wearing tits’ this evening. How lovely!

18.55 - Claudia Schiffer's dressolution (that's dress resolution, dontcha know) is to 'wear more clothes.' Brilliant!

18.57 - Erin O'Connor is in a Mad Men-esque vintage green frock topped off with bold red lips. Why this number, Erin? 'Green is my favourite colour.' So now you know.

19.03 - Lily Cole, why did you dye your red locks a dark shade of brown? ‘I did it for a film.’ Oooh, another starring role in the pipeline for the model? Excitement!

And now it's time for the awards. Stay tuned, folks, as we bring you the winners right here!

Video sourced from Rightster

by Jessica Vince & Angela Buttolph


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