Last night, fashion's most influential players congregated at the historic London Coliseum to honor the year's greatest designers and taste-makers at the British Fashion Awards.
Winners are selected based on the votes of 400 fashion professionals. Victoria Beckham, who is known for her impeccably tailored, elegant dresses (Posh indeed), was in tears when she was recognized with the award for Best Brand, and thanked husband David in her speech. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Actress-activist Emma Watson took home the British Style Award wearing American designer Misha Nonoo. She beat out 19 other nominees, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Moss and Keira Knightley. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Last year's British Style Award-winner Harry Styles (this one's based on a general public vote, to answer your question) passed the torch to Watson at the ceremony. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Vogue editrix Anna Wintour (seen here with daughter Bee Shaffer) accepted the BFC Outstanding Achievement bestowed by controversial designer Jean Galliano.
His deeply personal speech marked the designer's first appearance in front of the fashion forum since the anti-Semitic outburst that saw him fired from his post as creative director of Dior in 2011, and comes just months before his debut as creative director of Maison Martin Margiela. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Ageless model Naomi Campbell presented Edward Enninful, the fashion and style director at W magazine, with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. The award recognizes Enninful's contributions to the global fashion industry over the years, from his beginnings as i-D's youngest fashion editor at 18, to his work with brands like Gucci and Christian Dior. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Cara Delevingne, queen of the stuck-out tongue and the onesie, took home the award for Model of the Year. Fellow models Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, and socialite sister Poppy, were on hand to present the award and celebrate after the ceremony. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
It came as no shock that Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen received the award for best red carpet designer. Alexander McQueen is a go-to for A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss (who presented the award), and Burton was thrust into the spotlight when she designed a certain dress for Kate Middleton. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Irish designer Simone Rocha, who won the Emerging Womenswear Designer award in 2013, is this year's best New Establishment Designer. Keep an eye on this one. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Erdem Moralioglu, here with actress Michelle Dockery, took home the award for the best womenswear designer. (Though Moralioglu is originally from Canada, his house was founded and remains based in London.) Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton, received the award for International Designer from his long-time friend and muse Charlotte Gainsbourg. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
The industry types weren't the only ones attracting attention last night. Rihanna continued her reign as the red carpet's most courageous dresser in a plunging Stella McCartney blazer. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Professional It girl Alexa Chung wore a more conservative dress from Emilia Wickstead. Though attending on official business this year (Chung is a British Fashion Council ambassador), Chung is no stranger to the ceremonies, having won the British Style Award three years in a row from 2010 to 2012. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Kendall Jenner, who is quickly moving up the ranks in the modelling world, filled the night's Kardashian kuota. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images