Phoebe Philo won Designer of the Year at last night's (07.12.10) British Fashion Awards after beating off competition from fellow nominees Christopher Kane and Erdem Moralioglu.
Phoebe Philo won Designer of the Year at last night's (07.12.10) British Fashion Awards.
The young English designer - who was hailed the "Queen of the New Minimalism" - scooped the evening's top prize after beating fellow nominees Christopher Kane and Erdem Moralioglu.
The creative director of Celine, the French ready-to-wear brand, had been credited with turning it into one of the most sought after luxury labels since joining two years ago.
Lara said she hoped the award would mean people would start recognising her - joking she is often mistaken for her husband's comedy partner Matt Lucas.
She said: "When I walk down the street with my husband, people ask me if I'm Matt Lucas."
Alexa had earlier refused to have her photo taken at the swanky event, saying: "No, I can't stand next to Claudia Schiffer for a photo - she's too beautiful."
Patrick Grant of E.Tautz, who won Menswear Designer, thanked his staff for sticking by him "despite the miserable Dickensian wages," before adding "And if nothing else, I'll be cycling home tonight."
Mulberry, whose creative director is Emma Hill, took the Designer Brand title, and Burberry received a special award for Digital Innovation.
Winners of the British Fashion Awards 2010:
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion - Alexander McQueen
Accessory Designer - Nicholas Kirkwood
Model Of The Year - Lara Stone
Menswear Designer - E. Tautz
Emerging Talent Award, Ready-to-wear - Meadham Kirchhoff
Emerging Talent Award, Accessories - Husam El Odeh
Special Recognition - Naomi Campbell
Digital Innovation - Burberry
British Style - Alexa Chung
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Nicola Formichetti
Designer Brand - Mulberry
Designer Of The Year - Phoebe Philo for Celine