Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Burton Win Big at British Fashion Awards

Last night, Alexa Chung beat out Kate Middleton for the coveted British Style award while McQueen's Sarah Burton took home Designer of the Year.

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Victoria Beckham poses with Marc Jacobs at the British Fashion Awards.
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Each year, the British Fashion Awards recognizes the stylish contributions of English designers, models, and creatives making a splash in the UK and abroad. This year, It-girl Alexa Chung took home the coveted British Style Award (even beating out Kate Middleton) for the second year in a row.
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Sarah Burton, who sported a modest black top and sweeping taffeta skirt to the occasion, was given the Designer of the Year award for her impressive leadership and creative direction (ahem, royal wedding) at the helm of Alexander McQueen.
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Charlotte Olympia, clad in a sequined, off-the-shoulder black dress, took home the Accessory Designer award for her cheeky-yet-chic footwear creations.
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A debonair-looking Christopher Kane was the first-ever recipient of the New Establishment award, which honors members of the so-called "new generation" of English fashion designers.
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Christopher Raeburn took home the award for Emerging Talent in Menswear for his sporty-yet-sophisticated collections.
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Sam Gainsbury (here pictured with a red-lipped Kate Moss), the legendary fashion producer and longtime cohort of Lee McQueen, was honored with the Isabella Blow Award for Creatives.
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The Red Carpet award was given to Stella McCartney, whose knockout evening looks have become staples for the celeb-set.
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Stella Tennant, who took home this year's Model Award, wore the most daring ensemble of the evening (and maybe of all time): an open tuxedo sans blouse.
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Clad in a sparkly skirt suit and jewel-encrusted sandals of her own design, Tabitha Simmons' elegant footwear earned her the Emerging Talent in Accessories award.
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Victoria Beckham tearfully accepted the Designer Brand award for her immaculately tailored ready-to-wear collection in a gorgeous, form-fitting black halter dress.
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Mary Katrantzou's super-structured dresses and extraordinary prints have inspired a cult following (including the likes of Anna Della Russo and Amanda Brooks). So it came as no surprise when the young talent took home last night's Emerging Talent in Ready-to-Wear award.
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