The Fashion Awards 2019 happened on the 2 December at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. The Fashion Awards are an annual ceremony held since 1989, showcasing British and international contributors to the fashion industry that year. Each winner was presented with a Swarovski crystal trophy designed by the Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove. Let’s take a look at the best-dressed women of the night. 


In the Urban Luxe category, Rihanna’s label, Fenty, won despite only being launched in May. The brand was launched with the help of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), the luxury goods company that owns several luxury brands such as Belvedere, Benefit Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Bulgari, Celine, Christian Dior, Dom Pérignon, Fendi, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Hennesey, Moët & Chandon, and several others. 

The collection is size-inclusive and price-conscious. Although, at several hundred to thousands per item, it might not be accessible for all. 

At the awards, Rihanna wore a Fenty mini dress in pale green/mint with matching gloves, and stiletto heels. Her jewellery was by Fabio Salini. 

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi wore a sheer black floor-length, high-necked gown embellished with crystals. She wore her hair in long loose waves. Naomi won the fashion icon award.

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Adut Akech

Adut won model of the year and has been a powerful voice against the racism in the modelling industry. She was on the cover of seven Vogue issues this year alone and five September issues. She wore a stunning strapless green silk gown with embellished pointed-toe shoes and matching bag.

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Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett

Giorgio Armani was honoured for outstanding achievements and took the stage with Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett. Julia wore an embellished, sparkly black jumpsuit with large, prominent turquoise earrings and Cate wore a silver chiffon gown with shoulder detailing and silver shoes. The belt cinched in at the waist highlighted her slim figure.

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Honourable Mentions

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie wore a gold scoop/plunging neckline fitted dress.

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Arizona Muse

Arizona wore a crisp white suit with pointed toe stilettoes. 

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Lily James 

Lily wore a white column dress with a gold bow as the bodice. 

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Winnie Harlow

Winnie wore a ballgown with a scoop neck and a high-low design. 

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Noomi Rapace

Noomi wore a brocade fabric red suit and top hat.

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Rita Ora

Rita wore a black and white leather dress with detached sleeves and collar.

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Olivia Culpo

Olivia wore a large, more traditional ballgown with lots of tulle in white with yellow sash accents. 

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia wore a bright yellow dress with cape-like sleeves and a cutout above the naval.

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The Takeaways

It appears golds, creams, and yellows are the fashion colours of the holiday season. 

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Elaine Frieman

Elaine Frieman

Writer and editor from both sides of the pond with a Master's degree in British Victorian Literature and a love of fashion. Elaine Frieman is a dual British and American citizen (with a generic American accent); she has a love of people, travel, reading, writing, food, ballet, theatre, and cultures. And who doesn't love a good suit? She spent her childhood near the rolling green Pennines in the North of England; then she relocated to sunny palm-tree-laden Florida and moved further north to the deep-South Bible belt of Georgia. She currently lives in Todmorden, England with her boyfriend Michael, after having lived in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany, and in Oldham, England. No plans to relocate any time soon.