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Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Secures Sarah Burton as Designer of the Year

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Sarah Burton in her London studio

Winning women stole the show last night at the British Fashion Awards. Amongst the female recipients (who outnumbered their male contemporaries by nine to four) were Alexa Chung, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham.

WWD reports that V.Becks cried when she received her Best Designer Brand award. "I’m sorry, I’m so rubbish," she exclaimed before pulling herself together and thanking her husband. "Without David, I would never have had the courage to do what I did."

Alexander McQueen successor Sarah Burton took home the an even higher honor, Designer of the Year. Of course, given the stunning dress she created in total secrecy for Kate and Will's wedding, who could be a better choice?


See below for the complete list of British Fashion Award Winners:

Emerging Talent Award, Ready-to-Wear: Mary Katrantzou

Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons

Emerging Talent Award, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia

Menswear Designer: Kim Jones

Designer brand: Victoria Beckham

Model: Stella Tennant

BFC Outstanding Achievement: Paul Smith

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury

Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney

Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane

British Style Award: Alexa Chung


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