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Christopher Bailey Takes Home Top Prize, Karen Elson Tumbles at British Fashion Awards

Dec 10 2009 - 7:11am

Winding down the year-long celebrations for London Fashion Week's 25th anniversary, Britain's most stylish crowd headed to the Royal Courts of Justice last night to toast the year's best fashion talent.

Christopher Bailey took home the evening's top award, winning Designer of the Year, while Burberry [1] was honored with Brand of the Year.

In the Model of the Year category, Georgia May Jagger beat out Daisy Lowe. Kate Moss [2] walked away with a new award, London 25, for which the public voted on their favorite London fashion personality. Moss also picked up John Galliano [3]'s award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design on behalf of the absent designer.

Christopher Kane received Collection of the Year, and American Vogue's Grace Goddington was the recipient of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. On her way up to the stage to present Coddington with the award, Karen Elson missed her step and fell into the orchestra pit [4] wearing floor length red velvet Alexander McQueen [5]. The former winner of British Model of the Year promptly recovered and once safely at the podium declared, "That is the worst fall I have ever had. I might have broken a rib.”

In the new talent categories, Peter Pilotto [6] and Christopher De Vos [7] shared The Swarovski [8] Emerging Talent Award for Ready to Wear, and Holly Fulton [9] took home the accessories award.

London 12/09/09 WireImage [10], Getty [11]

Victoria Beckham

Kate Moss

Daisy Lowe

Victoria Beckham

Claudia Schiffer

Henry Holland

Stephen Jones

Natalia Vodianova

Christopher Bailey

Amber Le Bon, Simon Le Bon, and Yasmin Le Bon

Vivienne Westwood

Kate Moss

Eva Herzigova

Erin O'Connor

Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

Georgia May Jagger

Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood

Grace Coddington

Christopher Bailey

Victoria Beckhan, Kate Moss

Kate Moss, Sir Philip Green

Daisy Lowe

Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Grace Coddington, Kate Moss

Matthew Williamson, Twiggy

Natalia Vodianova

Gareth Pugh

Tolula Adeyemi, Shingai Shoniwa

Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood

Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger

Christopher Bailey, Victoria Beckham

Karen Elson

Nadja Swarovski

Victoria Beckham

Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Sir Philip Green

Stephen Jones, Suzy Menkes


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