Model Paloma Elsesser and Loewe designer Jonathan Anderson win at Fashion Awards


Paloma Elsesser received the "Model of the Year" award. She is pictured here in a campaign visual for Victoria's Secret. Photo: Instagram/Paloma Elsesser

Spanish luxury brand Loewe's creative director Jonathan Anderson won "Designer of the Year" at Britain's annual Fashion Awards on Monday (Dec 4), where industry leaders and young creative talent were honoured.

Top models, designers and celebrity guests including Anne Hathaway, Lewis Hamilton and Amal Clooney gathered at the glitzy gala held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Anderson, who founded the fashion label JW Anderson, arrived accompanied by actress Taylor Russell.

Anderson won

Italian designer Valentino Garavani, known to the world simply as Valentino, was honoured with this year's outstanding achievement award.

Founder of the eponymous brand, the 91-year-old has dressed the rich and famous, created a business empire and introduced a new colour to the fashion world, the so-called "Valentino Red".

American Paloma Elsesser was named "Model of the Year", while Edward Enninful, the outgoing editor-in-chief of British Vogue, received the "Trailblazer Award".

The 2023 edition of the award show was hosted by British television presenter Maya Jama and musician Kojey Radical and featured a performance by singer Sam Smith.

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Stars attending the event also included actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Tessa Thompson and Pamela Anderson and model Kate Moss.

The show is a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council (BFC) Foundation which focuses on supporting the growth and success of the UK's fashion industry. – Reuters

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