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

Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood

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 was honored with Brand of the Year.

In the Model of the Year category, Georgia May Jagger beat out Daisy Lowe. Kate Moss 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'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 wearing floor length red velvet Alexander McQueen. 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 and Christopher De Vos shared The Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready to Wear, and Holly Fulton took home the accessories award.

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