A host of international stars made it a red carpet to remember at this year’s Fashion Awards in London.
Known as the Oscars of fashion, the annual Fashion Awards is an opportunity for some of the biggest names in fashion to come together and celebrate the industry’s successes.
The 2019 awards were already set to be an eventful one, with Naomi Campbell taking home the Fashion Icon Award and Tracee Ellis Ross, the actor and daughter of Diana Ross, hosting.
Our own Laura Whitmore gave us major Robert Palmer vibes in a black blazer dress with white trim from River Island. The TV presenter paired the look with Pretty Polly stockings (it's getting cold out there!) and Christian Louboutin heels.
The bray native brightened up her look with a pop of pink eye shadow and a beautiful bold red lip - all applied by her make-up artist Brooke Simons.
There was a surprise appearance from Rihanna on the red carpet. Rumours that the singer/designer/entrepreneur would attend had been swirling after her fashion brand Fenty was nominated in the 'Urban Luxe' category at the awards.
Rihanna wore a satin pale blue minidress with a trailing chiffon jacket and gloves to match, custom-made by Fenty. Her shoes were also from her own brand in the colour ‘wasabi’, and can be bought online for £530.
But be under no illusions – it was Naomi Campbell’s night. One of the original supermodels from the elite class from the Nineties, Campbell didn’t disappoint on the red carpet. She wore an Alexander McQueen dress in the so-called ‘nearly naked’ trend, with intricate silver detailing placed on top of see-through netting, and a lot of skin on show.
It was also a special night for Giorgio Armani, who was being honoured for outstanding achievement in the fashion industry. So it made sense for him to be accompanied by some of the fashion house's biggest muses: Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts.
Both wore Armani; Blanchett chose an off-white gown with a plunging v-neck and dramatic ruffled collar, and Roberts a black sparkly jumpsuit.
Singer Rita Ora tried out one of the biggest beauty trends of the year, with a graphic make-up look. She matched her geometric blue eyeliner to the monochrome pattern of her 16Arlington outfit, which involved a strapless leather dress with long sleeves and a choker.
Host Tracee Ellis Ross can always be relied upon to experiment with her style. She wore a layered white dress by Loewe with a triangular, mismatched hemline and a chunky textured neck adornment. Ross recently launched her own hair care line, Pattern, it’s no surprise she made a statement with her hair, wearing architectural and gravity-defying braids.
Red carpets can be a tough place for women in winter and actor Shailene Woodley showed how glamorous wrapping up can be in an outfit from Moncler’s collaboration with Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino. Woodley wore a blue gown with a voluminous skirt and hood, made from the shiny puffer jacket-type material.
Some celebrities have a fail-safe style they always fall back on, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is one of them. She wore a form-fitting halterneck dress with a liquid gold effect.
Supermodel Winnie Harlow, who was nominated for model of the year, championed Vivienne Westwood in a pink ruffled mini dress.
Emilia Clarke brought a bit of sunshine to a dark December evening in a canary yellow dress by Elsa Schiaparelli. Her gown was in the style of a classic tea dress, made red-carpet-ready with the addition of long sleeves trailing on the ground with feather detailing.