The British Fashion Awards were held last night in London, and some of our favorite fashionistas from across the pond showed up in tip-top style to celebrate the festivities. Designers such as Phoebe Philo (creative director of Céline) and the late Alexander McQueen took home the night's top honors, but the BEST part of the evening in our opinion were the red carpet arrivals! Emma Roberts, Victoria Beckham, and "It Girl" Alexa Chung were just some of the ladies who dazzled us in their designer duds. See our favorite looks of the night below!


Emma Roberts
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Emma Roberts looked great in a black maxi dress with blue floral patterns by Julien Macdonald. The frock had an embellished neckline and cutouts on its side, and Emma played up its feminine style with curly locks and chic black heels.


Alexa Chung
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"It Girl" Alexa Chung went for retro flair in this light pink Chanel dress, which had wispy feather details. She paired the pretty shift with black polka-dot tights and chunky platforms. She looked gorgeous—and we weren't the only ones who thought so. The British beauty picked up the British Style Award that evening, voted for by the public!


Kelly Brook
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Kelly Brook was there too, looking romantic in a Suzie Turner gray and black tie-dye dress that had a lace corset top. The flowy frock had a slit in the front, which opened to show Kelly's fun, strappy sandals.


VV Brown
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VV Brown definitely had the boldest look of the night, mixing several styles and textures. The singer opted for a lace black dress, which she wore with velvet kitten heels and black socks! And when it came to beauty, VV went for old Hollywood glamour, choosing red lipstick and dramatic black eyeliner.


Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham wore a stunning black gown by—who else?—the Spice Girl herself to the cocktail reception at the Savoy Hotel. The floor-length dress had a sexy V-neckline, thigh-high slit, and silver brooch on the shoulder. Victoria kept it elegant by sweeping her hair back in a pretty bun and choosing simple pumps.


Naomi Campell
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And last but not least, supermodel Naomi Campbell flaunted her style sense in a floor-length velvet number by the late Alexander McQueen. The black gown had gorgeous, colorful beading and sequin embellishments along the chest and a sheer skirt.

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This film, directed by Nick Knight, was shown during the awards presentation to honor the late Alexander McQueen. Recognize the voice on the soundtrack? Yep, it's Björk!

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Paired-up stars often ride solo to events (you know, the whole "keep personal lives personal" thing), but yesterday a slew of them, including Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, stepped out with their significant others in tow. Isn't love a beautiful (and stylish!) thing? We're completely smitten for these celeb duos' red carpet looks.


Katy Perry and Russell Brand arrive at the premiere of 'The Tempest' at the El Capitan Theatre on Dec. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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Even though newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand both dressed in gray for the Los Angeles premiere of The Tempest, they avoided looking too matchy-matchy by wearing different shades of the somber hue. Katy wore a lilac-gray one-shoulder lace gown with bangles from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. Russell reached for a warm greige velvet suit, which he teamed with a black shirt and silver boots.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the world premiere of 'The Tourist' at Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec. 6, 2010, in New York City.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie almost always look stunning when they hit the town together, and this was no exception. For the premiere of her movie The Tourist, Angelina wore a floor-length Atelier Versace ivory angora gown. Brad supported his partner in a slick black-on-black ensemble that included a fur-collared overcoat.


Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt attend the 2010 Annual Charlize Theron African Outreach project at The Darby Restaurant on Dec. 6, 2010, in New York City.
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Actors Jon Hamm (from Mad Men) and Jennifer Westfeldt were dressed to impress at the Annual Charlize Theron African Outreach Project event in New York City. Jon looked dapper as ever in a black pinstripe suit, while Jennifer wore the hottest LBD trend of the season—LACE.

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Katy Perry performs at 'The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops,' at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 and during The Trevor Project's annual 'Trevor Live' show.
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Katy Perry was a one-woman fashion show this weekend. The singer strutted down three red carpets and performed six-plus times on three different stages wearing five (or six?...or seven?...we lost count) different outfits. Whew! From a skintight latex army sheath at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert to a snowman cocktail dress (???) at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball, here's the condensed version (a lookbook, persay) of Katy's whirlwind two days of costume changes.


Katy Perry performs at 'The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' on Dec. 3, 2010.
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After parachuting onto stage, Katy performed solo in a flag halter top, glittery blue short-shorts and thigh-high white boots.

Katy Perry performs at 'The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' on Dec. 3, 2010.
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Katy arrived at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert in a slashed, long-sleeve minidress and nude shoes with silver anklet detailing. She hit the stage in a camo-print latex dress, paying homage to the service men and women.

Katy Perry performs at 'The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' on Dec. 3, 2010.
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Katy went for pinup chic in a Jessica Rabbit-inspired red dress, which she teamed with elbow-length red satin gloves and crimson pumps. For the opening act, she wore a white and gold ensemble designed by The Blonds with a cute sailor hat.


Katy Perry performs during The Trevor Project's annual 'Trevor Live show at The Hollywood Palladium on Dec. 5, 2010.
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The "California Gurl" wore a purple lace and sequined frock by Zuhair Murad (they're the same ones who designed the nude minidress she wore to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards) during her performance at The Trevor Project live show.


Katy Perry on the red carpet and performing at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 on Dec. 5, 2010.
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With no time to change between events (or maybe the Zuhair Murad dress was just too good to wear once), Katy walked the red carpet at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 in the same plum sheath. Then, she showed her holiday spirit (again!) by performing in a snowman getup, complete with snow boots, a scarf and fingerless gloves—all that was missing was the corncob pipe, button nose, and two eyes made out of coal.

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In a show of patriotism, celebs, including Nicki Minaj and Hayley Williams, performed for 27,000+ troops (at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego and Camp Arifjan in Kuwait) in the "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert. Many of the divas paid homage to the men and women in uniform by outfitting themselves in military–style garb and patriotic pin-up outfits onstage. We salute these star's style. Hoo-rah!


Nicki Minaj performs at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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In a sea of military uniforms, to say that Nicki Minaj stood out might be an understatement. While performing, Nicki strutted across the stage in a psychedelic mini-dress, turquoise tights, and shaggy HIGH heels.



Keri Hilson at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Keri Hilson performed a trio of her singles, including " Knock You Down" decked out in a leopard print bustier, a cropped leather jacket and soldier-style, high-waisted tights.



Katy Perry at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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This camo-print latex dress is our favorite of the five looks (yes, five!) Katy Perry performed in.



Hayley Williams at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in Kuwait on Dec. 3.
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Wearing a glittering blue sleeveless jumpsuit with sneakers Paramore's Hayley Williams shined (literally) during her live performance in Kuwait.



Jennifer Nettles at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland went for the silver in a form-fitting metallic sheath that the soldiers went crazy over.



Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Jennifer Nettles at 'Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops' in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Golden girls, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry and Jennifer Nettles sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" wearing 1940's-style strapless mini-dresses and military top hats designed by The Blonds.



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Stylish stars (no stripes, sorry!) were out for the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert presented by the USO, which aired last night. Pre-show, celebs—including Keri Hilson and Marisa Miller—showed their support for the troops, while making some serious style statements on the red carpet. Here are our favorites...


Keri Hilson at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Keri Hilson wore neck-to-toe black (even her nail polish was black!), with shots of gold on her ears, neck and around her waist. The leggings-blouse-boots combo even made an appearance onstage during Keri's performance with Jennifer Nettles.



Brandy at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Brandy, who introduced Keri Hilson with a Navy serviceman, stepped out in a creamy white strapless dress with a peplum skirt, which she teamed with a silver statement necklace and platform peep toes.



Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Jersey Shore's Snooki, who attended the concert with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, wore a black cocktail dress with wide strap sandals and a "snookified" sailor cap (check the pink bow!).



Grace Potter at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Grace Potter wore this same sparkly minidress while performing (with her Nocturnals) during the concert. We (heart) the shimmy-shimmy strands that hang down the back and her loafer-esque strappy peep toes.



Marisa Miller at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops in San Diego on Dec. 3.
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Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller looked flight school-ready in a military-green jumpsuit that she personalized with touches of red on her lips, fingertips and feet.


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Lady Gaga in the press room at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010.
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Looks like Nicki Minaj isn't the only superstar Barbie in town. Jezebel wrote today about Entertainment Weekly's "2010 Entertainers Of the Year" issue, in which the EW editors created Lady Gaga Barbie Dolls, immortalizing some of the entertainer's most memorable moments of the year (think: MTV Video Music Awards meat dress). Checking out the creative still life images made us want to go back through our extensive photo archives to see how the doll versions of Gaga stacked up against the real life thing. Not too bad, not too bad at all.

Lady Gaga performs during her "Monster Ball" tour at Staples Center on Aug. 11, 2010.
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During her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga bangs, bashes up, and burns a piano as she plays. Barbie does the same thing in this photo. The only difference? Barbie might melt.

Lady Gaga during the San Diego Padres/New York Mets game at Citi Field on June 10, 2010.
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Lady Gaga? Maybe. But it just doesn't look right to see Barbie in a bikini top and shades flicking off the camera during a baseball game at Citi Field. Does it?

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Rihanna performs at an American Idol Season 9 Show on April 7, 2010, at the 2009 American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009, and at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 12, 2010.
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Kanye West interviewed Rihanna for the December issue of Interview magazine. And guess what one of his first questions was about? Yep, fashion! Specifically, "how has it evolved since the start of [her] career." And as pointed out over at Styleite, the Good Girl Gone Bad says she went from “a very, innocent, girly look," to "a darker, edgier look." And now? Rihanna says she's "over the whole structured clothing, overly shoulder-padded s***. I like stuff that's easy without trying too hard. I don’t like stuff that’s too contrived." Well, RiRi, before you brush off your shoulders (which we will miss dearly), lets celebrate them. Here's a look back at our favorite Rihanna shoulder-padded moments. Sniff-sniff.

Rihanna at a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009, DKMS' Third Annual Star-Studded Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 7, 2009, and Carol's Daughter in New York City on June 16, 2009.
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Rihanna's shoulder situation started off less pointy and more pillowy in plush suit jackets and feminine tops with padding that looked powerful, but still soft.

Rihanna at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City on June 29, 2009, at the Balmain Prêt à Porter during Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 on Oct. 1, 2009, and backstage during Givenchy Prêt à Porter during Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 4, 2009.
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As Rihanna's toppers shrunk and became more form-fitting, her shoulder pads got narrower and grew pointier. Very Balmain.

Rihanna performs at the 2009 American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009, ABC's 'Good Morning America' in New York City on Nov. 24, 2009, and the German TV Show 'Popstars You & I' finale on Dec. 10, 2009.
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We noticed Rihanna's shoulder pads pump up for performances like the 2009 American Music Awards. But the over-the-top look worked—it matched her big stage presence.

Rihanna at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam on Feb. 4, 2010, and the Echo Awards on March 4, 2010.
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By adding feathers and fabric, or cutting off one shoulder pad altogether, Rihanna showed a more feminine side. Sure, she was still making a fashion point, but it wasn't as in-your-face.

Rihanna performs at an 'American Idol' Season 9 Show on April 7, 2010, at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 12, 2010 and during MTV's 'The Seven' in Times Square on Nov. 15, 2010.
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Are these super-embellished, patterned and printed, quarterback-style performance pads the last we'll see from Rihanna? We sure hope not!

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Ke$ha is Complex magazine's December/January 2011 cover girl.
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Ke$ha's outrageous, garbage-glam outfits—which she always rocks with head-to-toe glitter—stopped shocking us a long time ago. But when we saw her on the cover of Complex magazine's December/January 2011 issue, we were surprised. There was not a speck of sparkle on the pop star's skin, and she almost looked like a pinup girl with her black bustier and feathery hair. In the article, Ke$ha even acknowledged her previous crazy fashion antics, telling the magazine, "I was trying to look superhot. I like to poke fun at when people make fun of me, because I don't take myself that seriously. People say I'm 'garbage chic' so I thought I'd take it to the next level and make a garbage bag super f***ing chic—and I succeeded!" She sure did! We love that Ke$ha makes fashion fun, yet it appears that she doesn't seem to be tied down to the garbage bags and glitter.

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The red hot lipstick, aviators, cutoff tee, and Converse sneakers give Ke$ha rock star flair in this sassy pose. (But wait! Are those her famous sparkle diapers peeking out from under her T-shirt?!)

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British television host and model Alexa Chung first showed off her signature style—high fashion-meets-low key cool—in the U.S. while hosting It's On With Alexa Chung on MTV last year, where she interviewed celebs and chatted up viewers live online. It's that same quirky/effortless/offhanded chic fashion sense that has helped her land her latest TV hosting gig. Thrift America, which is slated to air on PBS next summer, is an Antiques Road Show-esque program that will follow Alexa as she meticulously digs through consignment shops, garage sales and flea markets across the country for style treasures. Is this a case of TV imitating real life? We think so (and we're already getting our DVRs ready for it)!

Our fingers are crossed that on the show Alexa describes how to score the AMAZING vintage-y looks that we've recently spotted her in...without breaking the bank.

Alexa Chung at the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 15, the Sandro flagship boutique launch party on Nov. 25, and Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 6.
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Boys Club
In a recent New York Times interview, Alexa said that all of her "beauty icons are men." We totally see it — she wore a long, double-breasted men's suit jacket over a white blouse and high-waist shorts at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 15.

Overall Fab
In the same New York Times article, Alexa explained why she doesn't fuss much with her hair. "I'm going to America and they're going to try and make my hair shiny and I don't want it. I want to look like Kurt Cobain," she said in the interview. This may also explain why she recently rocked a black pair of overalls with black tights, a graphic tee, a studded clutch, and a very Kurt Cobain-esque beige cardigan.

In the Trenches
At a Miu Miu fashion show on Oct. 6, Alexa wore a girly, checkered minidress and delicate pink strappy flats with a rugged trench and oversize duffle bag.

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Nicki Minaj at the Hot 97 Thanksgiving Concert in New York on Nov. 25.
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Nicki Minaj revealed quite a bit last week. In addition to releasing her debut solo album, Pink Friday, and a lipstick that she created with M.A.C., the rapper/singer's MTV documentary, Nicki Minaj: My Time Now, aired last night, AND she strutted her stuff in a see-through (from the side and behind) bodysuit while performing at a Thanksgiving Day concert in New York City. But our favorite Barbie isn't the first to bare her bum during a performance — Lady Gaga wore a ripped fishnet ensemble while performing at Lollapalooza over the summer, and then followed suit in a skintight studded number while performing in Los Angeles last month. Both Nicki and Lady Gaga are obvious talents onstage, but in these cases it was their outfits (or, lack there of!) that completely stole the show.

Lady Gaga performs in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, at Lollapalooza on Aug. 9.
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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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