It’s one of the biggest fashion nights of the year, where the red carpet is full of supermodels, style icons and designers making a sartorial statement.
And Rihanna made sure to lead the glamour as she joined Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts at the star-studded British Fashion Awards 2019 in partnership with Swarovski at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London, on Monday night.
The superstar, 31, made an entrance in a halterneck mint green satin mini dress and wrapped a matching sheer dress coat over her statuesque frame.
Upping the style ante, the singer wore a pair of complementing gloves and satin strappy heels. She sported a statement diamond choker around her neck and diamond earrings.
The beauty mogul, who’s brand Fenty won the Urban Luxe category, worked her raven-coloured hair into long braids as she posed for photos with ASAP Rocky.
Meanwhile, Blue Jasmine actress Cate, 50, looked exquisite in the shimmering ivory tulle Armani Privé dress that was sure to make an impact on the red carpet.
Daring: The superstar, 31, made an entrance in a mint green satin mini dress
Beauty: The beauty mogul, who’s brand Fenty won the Urban Luxe category, posed for photos with ASAP Rocky
Stunning: The songstress worked her raven-coloured hair into long braids
The Australian beauty’s look featured voluminous tulle ruffling around the neckline and accentuated her narrow waist with a thick satin belt.
She complemented her breathtaking fashion choice with a pair of striking diamond drop-earrings while her platinum blonde locks were styled off her face.
Following her style lead, Julia Roberts, 50, complemented Cate’s stunning look with an equally fashion forward black jumpsuit with crystal embellishment.
Glittering: The back of her halterneck dress featured crystal straps
All smiles: She caught up with pal and acclaimed fashion photographer Mert Alas
Radiant: She sported a smokey eye for the occasion and lashings of mascara
All eyes on her: The Bajan beauty launched her beauty brand Fenty in 2013 to critical acclaimed and unveiled her luxury fashion line by the same name in 2019
Ethereal: Cate looked incredible in her custom look for the evening. The Australian beauty’s look featured voluminous tulle ruffling around the neckline and accentuated her narrow waist with a thick satin belt
Style savvy: Cate and Julia were guests of Italian designer Giorgio Armani, who looked dapper in a velvet double breasted tuxedo
Sensational: Julia Roberts, 50, complemented Cate’s stunning look with an equally fashion forward black jumpsuit with crystal embellishment
Bag it up: Julia beamed for the cameras as she posed alongside the revered designer Giorgio Armani
Glamour: The Hollywood starlets looked incredible along one another
Pals: The screen stars looked in jovial spirits for the evening celebrating fashion
Julia offset her Armani Privé one-piece with a pair of striking blue drop-earrings and worked her hair into a voluminous wave.
The film stars were guests of Italian designer Giorgio Armani, who looked dapper in a velvet double breasted tuxedo.
Getting the monochrome memo, Rita Ora turned up to the glitzy ceremony in a 16Arlington bespoke black and white panelled leather gown and dramatic blue make-up.
Dramatic ensemble: Rita hit London’s Royal Albert Hall in a 16Arlington bespoke black and white panelled leather gown and dramatic blue make-up
On her way: Rita was snapped heading to the awards earlier in the evening
The dress was a floor-length affair, with a Bardot neckline and a matching choker. She added sharp white heels to the outfit, sweeping her mane back from her features to showcase her striking make-up to its full potential.
The Lonely Together songstress boasted a bronzed complexion which she painted with sparkling turquoise eye make-up and dark pink lipstick.
Her eye make-up glistened in the bright lights of the red carpet, painted in dramatic zig-zags for extra pizzazz.
Accolade: And the attention was very much on her during the award ceremony as Jony Ive presented her with the Fashion Icon Award for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry
Emotional: Naomi broke down in tears during her acceptance speech as she spoke to the audience about her modelling career, which spans nearly four decades
Glam gang: The beauty’s dazzling dress stood out as she posed with pals on the red carpet
Loved-up: Naomi seemed unabashed her ex Liam Payne, 26, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend of three months Maya Henry, 19
Lovebirds: Liam and Maya put on a loved-up display as they sat around the VIP area
Naomi Campbell exuded glamour in a sheer gown which was adorned with an intricate pattern of sparkling gems.
The supermodel, 50, flaunted her enviable figure in the fitted ensemble which had a high-neck and fishtail train.
Adding a touch more glitz to her stylish outfit, Naomi donned several silver bangle bracelets and a large shining ring.
Naomi seemed unabashed her ex Liam Payne, 26, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend of three months Maya Henry, 19.
One Hol of a look: The TV darling teamed the look with a bold red lip while her trademark blonde locks were worked into a tousled wave
Edgy: Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall (L-R) showed off their sartorial style in black outfits
Making an arrival: Leigh-Anne and Jade made sure their looks co-ordinated with one another
Denim: Jade showed off her tattoo in the cut-out blazer which cinched her in at the waist with a black belt
The model ended her whirlwind romance with Liam ‘following a four-month fling’ after she got ‘bored’ of the singer, it was reported by the Mirror in April.
And the attention was very much on her during the award ceremony as she received the Fashion Icon Award for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropist work with charities and efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa.
Naomi broke down in tears during her acceptance speech as she spoke to the audience about her modelling career, which spans nearly four decades.
Fashion maven: Lily James attended the awards in a chic Valentino couture gown
English rose: The Mamma Mia! star wore her brunette tresses in crimped waves and she accentuated her natural beauty with a bronzed make-up look
Figure-hugging: Eleanor Tomlinson stunned in her striking black form-fitting look
Elsewhere, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby looked sensational in a purple and blue floral midi dress, which boasted ruching across the shoulders and torso.
The 38-year-old TV darling teamed the look with a pair of nude sandals and a bold red lip while her trademark blonde locks were worked into a tousled wave
Meanwhile, pregnant Millie Mackintosh, 30, looked radiant as she donned a mint green Emilia Wickstead midi dress as she walked up the dramatic red carpet for a night celebrating fashion.
Red carpet snub: Kaia Gerber, who was up for Model Of The Year but missed out to Adut Akech, skipped the red carpet but posed inside the Royal Albert Hall
Following in her mother’s footsteps: The daughter of Cindy Crawford took to the stage with Miguel to present an award
The fashionista, who was catapulted into the limelight on E4 series Made In Chelsea, accentuated her growing bump in the balloon sleeved look and complemented it with a pair of statement black stilettos with a metallic accent across the foot.
In a stylish move towards being more sustainable on the red carpet, the British beauty borrowed her gown from fashion rental marketplace, My Wardrobe HQ.
Glowing: Pregnant Millie 30, looked radiant as she donned a mint green Emilia Wickstead midi dress as she walked up the dramatic red carpet for a night celebrating fashion
Star-studded: Millie was joined by Lady Mary Charteris, who donned Giambattista Valli, Arizona Muse in a suit by Deck, James and Sofia Blunt, who wore a glittering Needle & Thread gown, and Alice Naylor-Leyland in Petter Pilotto all from fashion marketplace My Wardrobe HQ
All in the details: She complemented it with a pair of statement black stilettos with a metallic accent across the foot
Daring: The model’s plunging look boasted a mixed paisley-print number
Red carpet ready: Stella posed up a storm on the red carpet alongside Spanish model Jon Kortajarena
Watt about that: Naomi Watts wore a black velvet off-the-shoulder Burberry gown with puff sleeves and black satin peep-toe sandals
Continuing her style statement, she worked her brunette coif off her face into a sleek look and teamed her ensemble with a pair of diamond and green stoned drop-earrings.
Millie confirmed in recent weeks she is expecting a girl due in May 2020 with husband Hugo Taylor and said last month that she was craving ‘beige food’ throughout her first trimester and was missing exercise.
She said: ‘I’m starting to miss exercise. Normally I would do five sessions of weight training a week and HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes. But in the first 12 weeks, I’ve been told to keep to gentle exercise like walking or swimming.
‘You have to listen to your body. At six weeks, all I wanted to eat was beige food. The nausea made me crave toast and pasta.
Suit you: Model Arizona, 31, opted for a classic white three-piece tuxedo by sustainable fashion brand Deck
‘I’ve enjoyed it, but now I’m craving fruit and vegetables so I’ve gone back to eating normally.’ Millie revealed her pregnancy news to Hello! and spoke of her joy.
She said: ‘Hearing her heartbeat for the first time with Hugo by my side was one of the most amazing moments of my life so far. I feel very lucky. I can’t wait to feel that bond and for her to sleep on my chest and breathe in that baby smell.’
She added: ‘I’m so excited it’s a girl. I would’ve been delighted with either, but when I found out we were having a girl, I suddenly realised this is what I really wanted.
She’s a lady: Lady Amelia Spencer looked festive in a sparkly floor-length Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini gown, paired with a cascade of strategically placed silver jewellery
Clashing colours: Kylie Minogue made a style statement in her eye-catching look
Style queen: Ellie Goulding, 32, has stepped out in an edgy yet romantic ensemble an ode to her unique sense of style
Back at the awards, Stella, 29, made sure to command attention as she stunned in a daring semi-sheer black gown with spaghetti straps and a thigh-high slit.
The model’s plunging look boasted a mixed paisley-print number that boasted ruffle detailing and a low black silhouette.
She added a touch of glamour to her ensemble with a drop-diamond necklace while her golden blonde locks were worked into a 90s-inspired style.
Stylish duo: Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrived hand-in-hand for the style soiree
A vision: Laura’s co-star Michelle, 37, oozed glamour in a glitzy floor-length gown as she posed on the red carpet
Good company: Inside the bash, she sat next to a dapper Tom Cruise as they enjoyed their luxury VIP dinner
Hollywood hunks: Tom chatted away to Nicholas Hoult, who looked dapper in a black crushed velvet suit
Got the blues? The gown featured a large midnight blue skirt and front panel, with layers of baby blue and white in strips across the garment
Shine bright: The model, 32, looked sensational in a gold halterneck sequin gown as she joined several famous faces at the glitzy fashion event
Queen: Emilia’s fellow Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel also impressed in a bright red floor-length dress which was partially covered in sequins
Shailene Woodley turned heads for an altogether different reason on Monday as she graced the red carpet for the British Fashion Awards.
The Big Little Lies starlet, 28, stepped out in a stripey blue hooded puffer Moncler by Pierpaolo Piccioli dress. Shailene modelled the number with the hood both up and down, showcasing the diversity of the look.
Her dark mane was swept back from her features which were embellished with a natural slick of make-up and rouged lips.
The gown featured a large midnight blue skirt and front panel, with layers of baby blue and white in strips across the garment.
Catching up: Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance at the event alongside Winnie Harlow, who donned David Morris jewellery and a gown by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood for the event
All eyes on her: The fashion maven, 25, stood out from the star-studded crowd in a salmon pink puff-ball dress and Roger Vivier heels
Tough competition: Winnie missed out on Model Of tHe Year to Adut Akech, who proudly posed with her award in the press room
Celebrations: Irina and Nicole looked ready to party as they caught up at the dinner
Sequin: Alexa Chung looked fabulous in her backless sequin dress
Style swoon: Bel Powley(L) and Bella Thorne(R) showcased their personal flair for fashion
Volume: Poppy Delevingne (L) and Iris Law went for outfits with statement volume
Different: Actress Jessica Barden (L) and Olivia Culpo, who donned David Morris jewels for the evening, went for something different on the carpet
America’s fashion icons: Janet Jackson and Anna Wintour looked delighted as they caught up with one another
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 32,looked sensational in a gold halterneck sequin gown as she joined several famous faces at the glitzy fashion event.
The model turned heads in the shimmering metallic number, with the backless detail allowing the star to showcase plenty of bronzed skin.
She boosted her lithe frame with a simple pair of gold platform heels and carried her essentials in a half moon gold clutch.
The mother-of-one swept her blonde tresses into an elegant up ‘do, while she accentuated her striking features with a sleek palette of make-up.
The star looked relaxed and confident as she showcased her model credentials on the red carpet and pulled off a number of stunning poses.
Wow: Daisy Lowe, 30, put on a busty display in a stunning lace dress with a satin corset
Hitting the right notes: Singer-songwriter James Blunt and his wife Sofia, who wore Needle & Thread, attended the event
Model couple: English model Oliver Cheshire looked dapper in a bespoke Jack Davison suit, while his fiancée Pixie Lott wore a custom Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini strapless Swarovski crystal embellished gown
Contrasting: Bandmates and presenters Mollie King (L) and Rochelle Humes (R) arrived to the occasion in contrasting ensembles
Note-worthy: Zara Larsson and Charli XCX, who donned a Vivienne Westwood for FLANNELS dress, looked fantastic walking the red carpet
Make-up gurus: Lisa Eldridge (L) and Charlotte Tilbury attended the event
Rigout: Lulu Kennedy (L) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw put on their designer ensembles for the evening
Fashionable duo: Simon Porte Jacquemus and Mica Arganaraz posed together on the carpet
Reality: Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson appeared on the carpet in a daring two-piece
Same, same: Amber Valletta (L) and the event’s presenter Tracee Ellis Ross sported striking white dresses for the evening
Handsome: Sam Claflin (L) and Lewis Hamilton walked the carpet in contrasting looks
Catching up: Boy George joined Callum Turner (L) and Matthew Morrison for the event
Arriving: Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful, who wore custom Burberry, walked the carpet togeher
Camera, action: Farfetch Chief Strategy Officer Stephanie Phair (L) and Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush, who wore Emilia Wickstead, walked the carpet together
Glittering in the spotlight: Emma Roberts took to the stage in a sparkly black sequin minidress which came complete with a dramatic trail
The Fashion Awards recognises creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as the brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
In association with The British Fashion Council (BFC), The Fashion Awards celebrates individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the fashion industry over the last year.
It is also a fundraiser for the BFC’s charities and aims to support future talented individuals with their creative fashion skills.
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta was a big winner on the night, scooping Accessories Designer Of The Year, Brand Of The Year and British Designer Of The Year Womenswear.
Adut Akech beat Winnie Harlow and Kaia Gerber to Best Model Of The Year, while Rihanna won the Urban Luxe Award.
Acting greats: Michelle Dockery, Nicholas Hoult and Lily James (L-R) posed for a photo as they chatted inside the glamorous venue
Boozy: Lady Laura Burlington, Andrew Scott and Jack Guinness enjoyed a glass of wine at the VIP dinner
Fashionistas: Michelle Jank, Bird In Hand Founder Andrew Nugent, Alexa and Kylie (L to R) sat next to each other during the dinner
BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2019: THE WINNERS
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta- WINNER
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus
BRAND OF THE YEAR
Winner: Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta- WINNER
BRITISH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry
BRITISH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR WOMENSWEAR
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta- WINNER
John Galliano for Maison Margiela
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
BRITISH EMERGING TALENT MENSWEAR
WINNER: Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams- WINNER
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Sofia Prantera for Aries
DESIGNERS’ DESIGNER AWARD
Winner: Christopher Kane (pictured with Kylie Minogue)
Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Margaret Howell for Margaret Howell
Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Winner: Remo Ruffini for Moncler
Remo Ruffini for Moncler- WINNER
Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Miuccia Prada for Prada
MODEL OF THE YEAR
Winner: Adut Akech
Adut Akech- WINNER
Winner: Rihanna’s brand Fenty won the Urban Luxe award
Winner: Naomi Campbell won the prestigious Fashion Icon award
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
POSITIVE CHANGE AWARD
Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action launched at UN Convention on Climate Change