SARAH BURTON of Alexander McQueen won the prestigious Designer of the Year accolade at the 2011 British Fashion Awards, which took place at London's Savoy Hotel this evening.
Victoria Beckham took home the Best Designer Brand prize, beating off competition from Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Burberry, but that's not to say McCartney herself was left empty handed - her label received the Red Carpet Award. Stella Tennant was named Britain's Model of the Year.
In terms of new designer names, Mary Katrantzou was given the Emerging Talent Womenswear Ready-To-Wear honour, with Christopher Raeburn winning the category's menswear equivalent. Christopher Kane was announced as the winner of the Awards' debut New Establishment prize.
The full list of winners:
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Designer Brand: Victoria Beckham
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer: Kim Jones
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Emerging Talent Award - Ready-To-Wear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent Award - Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
Emerging Talent Award - Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
Model: Stella Tennant
BFC Outstanding Achievement: Paul Smith
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury
British Style Award: Alexa Chung