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Christopher Bailey: British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year

christopher-baileyThe announced as the winner of the prestigious of the Year .

Ten other leading fashion figures were also honoured at the 2009 British Fashion Awards, supported by Swarovski, held this evening at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

Hosted by presenter Lauren Laverne, the ceremony saw designers, models, fashion editors and stylists, and industry VIPs joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters, including Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova and Dame Vivienne Westwood.

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator went to Creative Director of Vogue US and star of “The September Issue,” Grace Coddington.

Having been brought up in the UK Grace began her career as a Junior Fashion Editor before rising to Fashion Director at British Vogue, where she created epic and unforgettable stories with a profound impact on readers and designers alike, throughout the Seventies and Eighties.

It was a double celebration for Burberry, as the brand took home the Designer Brand award and Christopher Bailey was honoured with the BFC Designer of the Year award.

During his acceptance speech Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey announced that Burberry Prorsum would continue to show at London Fashion Week in February

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