Best & worst dressed: BFAs
THE SWEET: Alexa Chung looks perfectly lovely in this Stella McCartney mini. And such is my level of interest in this outfit that that is literally the only thing I can think to say. Not bad, it's good, but just not memorable.
THE GOOD: While I think the eye makeup is a touch heavy and I wish the boob tape wasn't visible, I still like this nude velvet gown on Amber Le Bon. It's feminine, a touch edgy but still plain beautiful (it took me a while to come around to the chest material that look like a gremlin's ears, but I've got my head around them now).
THE ARCHETYPAL: I find it really hard to go beyond Donatella's face, but let's rip our eyes from it for a second and acknowledge that the woman looks pretty dang amazing in this Versace gown. I do wish the lovely Rupert Everett had gone for a slimmer pant - he could def pull it off.
THE GOOD (JUST): I dig Harry Styles' Gen X Mick Jagger thing - scarf and all - I do, however, have a problem with the relationship between his trou' and his shoes. We've got the male-equivalent of hoof pant going on here.
THE GOOD: Hayley Atwell always goes ornate on the red carpet, and, while usually she looks like an extra in a Liberace tribute stage show, I love this beautifully-embroidered Holly Fulton dress (which is all the more successful thanks to Atwell's minimal makeup).
THE GOOD: While this could almost be good - maybe if Jodie Kidd was liberated from that mesh - this oppressive gown is a touch too period ... I'm getting Anne Boleyn vibes (and not the Natalie Portman version).
THE VERY HER: Kate Moss won a special recognition award on the night for her 25 years of service to the fashion industry - and rocked up in a pleated leather dress/faux (we hope) fur jacket combo that only she could pull off with such effortless panache. It's a touch homeless-homeless-or-haute-couture?, but she rocks it.
THE MEH: It's not that I dislike Kelly Brook's white peplum skirt suit ... it's just that it's a white peplum skirt suit, and this is an all-out red carpet fashion parade. If she had to do a day's temp work and didn't have time to tube home so has pulled off a day-to-night here, then I'm very impressed. If not, I think she could've done better.
THE GOOD: Lily Donaldson says Kate Moss helped her choose this beaded Marc Jacobs gown, and Mossy's obvs a good mentor, as this looks beautiful on Lily (although, wouldn't you wear a British designer to the British Fashion Awards?).
THE BAD: While, yes, the dress is ill-fitting (Pixie Geldof needs a good two inches taken off those spaghetti straps and a bit of a hoist) it's the bunny cruelty that I find most confusing. Is her purse stuffed in that lime green critter? Or is this literally just a stuffed toy being dragged down the carpet by its ears? How 'faaaaaaah-shuuuuun'.
THE GOOD (JUST): I dig Poppy Delevingne's 60s hair; I even dig that piano-chic shirt dress by Emilia Wickstead. I do, however, think she should have gone a bit more bold on the accessories front - thoughts?
GOOD DRESS, BAD HAIR: Rita Ora channels Rita Hayworth va-va-voom in Vivienne Westwood, and totally rocks it, but her mannequin hair needs attention. I remember a hairdresser telling me that you always need a tiny touch of regrowth or darkness at the roots, to which I thought, 'whatevs, you be tricking'. I take that back after seeing this picture. She looks like Legolas.
THE CONFUSING: When I first caught a glimpse of Rosie H-W's outfit I was like, 'woah, she's wearing the most awkward-length shorts known to man with over-the-knee boots'. Alas, she's not, it's just an Antonio Berardi suit with some confusing colour-blocking. She's basically super-human and looks good at all times, but I'd say this suit is a general fail.
THE GOOD: Ooh, is Sienna Miller's hair basically now the colour of nectarines? Yessir. I love this Burberry dress on her, such a beautiful colour, but I'm not so sure about her baby dadda Tom's hat ... and I'm going to have to take some time to think the peach hair over.
THE BAD: At first I was like, oh, okay, Stella Tennant looks edgy-cool in the way only she can. But THEN I saw the skirt. I remember, as an awkward teen, walking home from netball games and getting cold so putting my trackies on under my netball skirt ... this is what this reminds me of. It wasn't a good look on me then, and yes, even a supermodel can not pull it off.
THE GOOD: I'm not sure how Suki Waterhouse is managing to conceal her areola (however, I'm glad she figured it out), but those thoughts aside, this Burberry dress is stunning (especially with her matchy-matchy eyeshadow).
THE GOOD: I love Tinie Tempah's style (he really owns those round-rims) and I also love a velour jacket on a man. Ergo, Tinie Tempah + Burberry = Win.
THE BAD: Yasmin Le Bon is so beautiful - but this dress is doing nothing for her. The half-belt situation is unflattering, the cut a bit drab - our Yas could do better.
The British Fashion Awards were established in 1989 in order to celebrate Brit designers, creatives and models - and this year, the red carpet was as varied and entertaining as ever. Rosie, Kate, Alexa, Sienna and more turned up, and did so with style.