Gigi's Tears + Gandy's Manhood… The Fashion Awards Were Sensational
by Josh Newis-Smith
Tears for Gigi whilst Alexa won the red carpet (with Jared Leto too!).
The newly renamed Fashion Awards 2016 were nothing less than sensational. With the world’s brightest fashion stars in attendance the red carpet gave great glamour and the awards served up some serious moments. Here are our highlights…
Gigi Did A Gwyneth
Upon winning International Model of The Year, presented by Donatella Versace, Gigi took to the stage and delivered the most emotional speech of the night channelling Gwyneth Paltrow circa her Oscars speech.
Fighting back the tears Miss Hadid said, ‘I know I am blessed to be in the generation of social media but I want you guys, the fashion world to know that you are my family.’ Enter multiple crying eyes emojis!
Let's also just take a quick moment to appreciate that Versace again… it's the perfect trouser/ball gown hybrid known to mankind.
Jack Whitehall Brought The LOLZ
Hosting a fashion event is a tough gig, even for the greatest of comedians. Let’s face it, us fashion folk can sometimes take ourselves a little too seriously. But Whitehall rose to the occasion delivering some knock out punch lines including, ‘now onto the International Model… all of whom are destined to go out with a member of One Direction.’ Queue a ripple of gasps and belly laughs in equal measure. There was also a cracking line about Gandy’s manhood, one of Britain’s greatest unsung assets.
Alexa’s Party Pants
You can always rely on the Chung to bring THE style. Always playing to her quirky, alternative Brit girl vibe the newly turned fashion designer truly outdid herself in her playful party Prada two-piece. At the end of the day nothing says party more than a feather hem!
Read more: See all the Fashion Awards 2016 looks here, including Alexa's party pants
Marilyn Manson = Niche!
The most random guest of the night had to be Marilyn Manson who proved to be iconic and hilarious in equal measures. Taking to the stage to present Vetements with the award for International Urban Luxury Brand, he happily hammed up his inebriated state with host Jack Whitehall.
Jared Leto Gave Men Style Lessons
On stage to present Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, with his award for International Accessories Designer, the Oscar-winner joked that he was wearing sequin underwear to match his jazzy bow tie and subsequently was suffering from chaffing. The poor lad! But at least he looked next-level fabulous wearing a Gucci two-tone suit with an elaborate embroidered overcoat that even Mulan herself would covert. A text book example of pushing the boundaries without pushing your look off the cliff.
The Albert Hall Took Centre Stage
Walking up the epic red carpet outside of the Fashion Awards’ new venue was like being at the Met Gala except it was cooler and definitely colder. The formidable architecture gave great 'Gram, too, thankfully.
Stay tuned today for our red carpet interviews with Joshington Hosts
Josh Newis-Smith was hosted by Ciroc GB