the photo galleries. For me, successful stationery fashion images do not extend beyond editorials for a sheer fact that actresses, as divine as they can be, are still, in their majority, real women, with curves, boobs and all sorts of anatomy agenda that should be presented in a certain way of posing. Some do it well. In other cases I feel like an involuntary witness to a murder of a designer dress. And it hurts. Which is incredibly important to bear in mind when talking about British Fashion Awards, the fashion ceremony of the year created to crown the best of the best of the industry. It took place at the London Coliseum last night and I've got plenty of video highlights to share.
Apart from a few random faces that clearly got to the ceremony by mistake as their reading skills failed to read the memo mentioning A and not Z listers, the London Coliseum was a fashion universe. Karl arrived with Anna. Rosie looked ravishing. And so did Kate Beckinsale who seems to be ageing in reverse. Fabulously shy Erdem brought along Kate Bosworth (perhaps Lily from the Downton Abbey was out of town). Victoria wore black. Stella was her usual iconic self. Tom Ford couldn't come and sent Lady Gaga and a beautiful boy wearing his suit instead. Naomi Campbell debuted a new hair style. Stephen Jones was impeccable.
Everyone knew who the winners were since the press-releases were sent out a few weeks ago, so the atmosphere was rather relaxed and happy, in a manner of a privileged very expensive playground.
And the winners are...
Karl Lagerfeld received the Outstanding Achievement Award. He's been in fashion for over 60 years and this was probably one of the very few moments when Karl allowed himself to get emotional in public. Love Karl. Only wish we could have him forever and ever.
Alessandro Michele looking like Jesus in a floral Gucci was celebrated for shaping fashion in 2015 - or, in other words, making every fashion editor and member of public slowly but surely fall in love with granny sweaters and Royal-Tenenbaum-meets-virgin-librarian looks. I am happy for him. Still not sure about the fur-sprouting loafers, but I do admire his knowledge of fashion, like the clothes and am crazy about his berets.
Tomas Tait emerged as the womenswear designer of the year. And Grace Wales Bonner - the Menswear one.
While Jonathan Anderson, the young and talented guy with a mind of a Shaolin monk powered by non-stopable creativity, picked both Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year awards. I love his Loewe, too, by the way.
He was joined by Mary Katrantzou because she really is one of a kind and absolutely deserved her New Established Womenswear Designer title. I hope Greece did a happy little Sirtaki to honour her.
Erdem Moralioglu became the Established Womenswear Designer - a very happy moment that should be celebrated in across the world, from Turkey to Canada.
Tom Ford received the Red Carpet award for making the whole wide world aware of him (the official line read "creating global awareness of his design in the media"). He didn't come. I thought he'd sent Stella Tennant since she's been one of his lading ladies, is British and a granddaughter of a real Duke, but the Texan in him got seduced by the 2010 raw steak dress, and so Gaga went to picked the crystal like a true friend would do.
Very beautiful Jourdan Dunn was crowned the model of the year. I think Alexander Schulman will now happily give her another solo Vogue cover with "force to be reckoned with" line.
Christopher Bailey may not have won any designer awards this year (I think his mantelpiece is already chock-full of those), but Burberry received one for the best Creative Campaign, which is fair considering how wonderful their Christmas ad is.
Stella McCartney was awarded as the leading British designer brand.
Charlotte Olympia got her Accessory Designer for making the prettiest shoes, jewellery and accessories in 2015.
The Emerging Accessory Designer went to Jordan Askill.
And Nick Knight received the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - special in many ways to the point when you get a knot in your throw and want to cry.
I hope I didn't miss anyone otherwise it would be just as embarrassing as Tanya Burr turning up on the red carpet in a meant-to-be-beautiful Barbara Casasola dress that she made look like a 10-quid last-minute buy from Tesco. I think she confused BFA with Met Gala where you either bare it all or go home. No amount of Louboutin hotness was enough to rescue the situation.