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British Fashion Awards 2019: Rihanna leads the glamour in sultry mini dress as she joins Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts at star-studded Royal Albert Hall event

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 02/12/2019 Lisa Mcloughlin For Mailonline

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It's one of the biggest fashion nights of the year, where the red carpet is full of supermodels, style icons and designers making a sartorial statement.

And Rihanna made sure to lead the glamour as she joined Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts at the star-studded British Fashion Awards 2019 in partnership with Swarovski at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London, on Monday night.

a woman posing for a picture: Mermaid-inspired: Her outfit came complete with matching sheer gloves © Provided by Daily Mail Mermaid-inspired: Her outfit came complete with matching sheer gloves

The superstar, 31, made an entrance in a halterneck mint green satin mini dress and wrapped a matching sheer dress coat over her statuesque frame. 

Upping the style ante, the singer wore a pair of complementing gloves and satin strappy heels. She sported a statement diamond choker around her neck and diamond earrings. 

The beauty mogul, who's brand Fenty won the Urban Luxe category, worked her raven-coloured hair into long braids as she posed for photos with ASAP Rocky.

a couple of people posing for the camera: High spirits: The pair beamed as they chatted away © Provided by Daily Mail High spirits: The pair beamed as they chatted away Meanwhile, Blue Jasmine actress Cate, 50, looked exquisite in the shimmering ivory tulle Armani Privé dress that was sure to make an impact on the red carpet.

The Australian beauty's look featured voluminous tulle ruffling around the neckline and accentuated her narrow waist with a thick satin belt.

Roberta Armani, Cate Blanchett, Giorgio Armani, Julia Roberts posing for the camera: Glamour: The Hollywood starlets looked incredible along one another © Provided by Daily Mail Glamour: The Hollywood starlets looked incredible along one another She complimented her breathtaking fashion choice with a pair of striking diamond drop-earrings while her platinum blonde locks were styled off her face. 

Following her style lead, Julia Roberts, 50, complemented Cate's stunning look with an equally fashion forward black jumpsuit with crystal embellishment.  

Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett posing for the camera: Pals: The screen stars looked in jovial spirits for the evening celebrating fashion © Provided by Daily Mail Pals: The screen stars looked in jovial spirits for the evening celebrating fashion

Julia offset her Armani Privé one-piece with a pair of striking blue drop-earrings and worked her hair into a voluminous wave. 

The film stars were guests of Italian designer Giorgio Armani, who looked dapper in a velvet double breasted tuxedo. 

Getting the monochrome memo, Rita Ora turned up to the glitzy ceremony in a 16Arlington bespoke black and white panelled leather gown and dramatic blue make-up.

Rita Ora holding a sign posing for the camera: Playing it coy? The dress was a floor-length affair, with a Bardot neckline and a matching choker © Provided by Daily Mail Playing it coy? The dress was a floor-length affair, with a Bardot neckline and a matching choker The dress was a floor-length affair, with a Bardot neckline and a matching choker. She added sharp white heels to the outfit, sweeping her mane back from her features to showcase her striking make-up to its full potential.

The Lonely Together songstress boasted a bronzed complexion which she painted with sparkling turquoise eye make-up and dark pink lipstick.

a couple of people that are standing in a suit and tie: Old pals: The pair previously collaborated on a Fifty Shades track © Provided by Daily Mail Old pals: The pair previously collaborated on a Fifty Shades track

Her eye make-up glistened in the bright lights of the red carpet, painted in dramatic zig-zags for extra pizzazz.

Naomi Campbell exuded glamour in a sheer gown which was adorned with an intricate pattern of sparkling gems.

a person wearing a dress: Stunning: Naomi Campbell, 49, exuded glamour in a fitted sparkling dress © Provided by Daily Mail Stunning: Naomi Campbell, 49, exuded glamour in a fitted sparkling dress

The supermodel, 50, flaunted her enviable figure in the fitted ensemble which had a high-neck and fishtail train.

Adding a touch more glitz to her stylish outfit, Naomi donned several silver bangle bracelets and a large shining ring.

Joseph Akpala et al. posing for a photo: Glam gang: The beauty's dazzling dress stood out as she posed with pals on the red carpet © Provided by Daily Mail Glam gang: The beauty's dazzling dress stood out as she posed with pals on the red carpet

Naomi seemed unabashed her ex Liam Payne, 26, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend of three months Maya Henry, 19. 

a group of people posing for a photo: Edgy: Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall (L-R) showed off their sartorial style in black outfits © Provided by Daily Mail Edgy: Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall (L-R) showed off their sartorial style in black outfits

The model ended her whirlwind romance with Liam 'following a four-month fling' after she got 'bored' of the singer, it was reported by the Mirror in April. 

And the attention was very much on her during the award ceremony as she received the Fashion Icon Award for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropist work with charities and efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa.

Touched: She spoke to the audience about her modelling career, which spans nearly four decades © Provided by Daily Mail Touched: She spoke to the audience about her modelling career, which spans nearly four decades

Naomi broke down in tears during her acceptance speech as she spoke to the audience about her modelling career, which spans nearly four decades. 

Elsewhere, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby looked sensational in a purple and blue floral midi dress, which boasted ruching across the shoulders and torso. 

a little girl posing for a picture: One Hol of a look: The TV darling teamed the look with a bold red lip while her trademark blonde locks were worked into a tousled wave © Provided by Daily Mail One Hol of a look: The TV darling teamed the look with a bold red lip while her trademark blonde locks were worked into a tousled wave

The 38-year-old TV darling teamed the look with a pair of nude sandals and a bold red lip while her trademark blonde locks were worked into a tousled wave 

Meanwhile, pregnant Millie Mackintosh, 30, looked radiant as she donned a mint green Emilia Wickstead midi dress as she walked up the dramatic red carpet for a night celebrating fashion. 

Millie Mackintosh standing posing for the camera: Bronzed: Millie has just returned from holiday and showed off her golden tan in the mint green dress © Provided by Daily Mail Bronzed: Millie has just returned from holiday and showed off her golden tan in the mint green dress

The fashionista, who was catapulted into the limelight on E4 series Made In Chelsea, accentuated her growing bump in the balloon sleeved look and complemented it with a pair of statement black stilettos with a metallic accent across the foot. 

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In a stylish move towards being more sustainable on the red carpet, the British beauty borrowed her gown from fashion rental marketplace, My Wardrobe HQ.  

Continuing her style statement, she worked her brunette coif off her face into a sleek look and teamed her ensemble with a pair of diamond and green stoned drop-earrings.

Arizona Muse, Millie Mackintosh, James Blunt posing for a photo: Star-studded: Millie was joined by Lady Mary Charteris, who donned Giambattista Valli, Arizona Muse in a suit by Deck, James and Sofia Blunt, who wore a glittering Needle & Thread gown, and Alice Naylor-Leyland in Petter Pilotto all from fashion marketplace My Wardrobe HQ © Provided by Daily Mail Star-studded: Millie was joined by Lady Mary Charteris, who donned Giambattista Valli, Arizona Muse in a suit by Deck, James and Sofia Blunt, who wore a glittering Needle & Thread gown, and Alice Naylor-Leyland in Petter Pilotto all from fashion marketplace My Wardrobe HQ

Millie confirmed in recent weeks she is expecting a girl due in May 2020 with husband Hugo Taylor and said last month that she was craving 'beige food' throughout her first trimester and was missing exercise.

She said: 'I'm starting to miss exercise. Normally I would do five sessions of weight training a week and HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes. But in the first 12 weeks, I've been told to keep to gentle exercise like walking or swimming. 

'You have to listen to your body. At six weeks, all I wanted to eat was beige food. The nausea made me crave toast and pasta. 

Stella Maxwell posing for a picture: Daring: The model's plunging look boasted a mixed paisley-print number © Provided by Daily Mail Daring: The model's plunging look boasted a mixed paisley-print number

'I've enjoyed it, but now I'm craving fruit and vegetables so I've gone back to eating normally.' Millie revealed her pregnancy news to Hello! and spoke of her joy.

She said: 'Hearing her heartbeat for the first time with Hugo by my side was one of the most amazing moments of my life so far. I feel very lucky. I can't wait to feel that bond and for her to sleep on my chest and breathe in that baby smell.'

She added: 'I'm so excited it's a girl. I would've been delighted with either, but when I found out we were having a girl, I suddenly realised this is what I really wanted. 

a woman in a red dress standing in front of a statue: Barbie: Donatella Versace, 64, certainly caught the eye in her pink figure-hugging floor length gown © Provided by Daily Mail Barbie: Donatella Versace, 64, certainly caught the eye in her pink figure-hugging floor length gown

Back at the awards, Stella, 29, made sure to command attention as she stunned in a daring semi-sheer black gown with spaghetti straps and a thigh-high slit.

Lindsey Shaw, Miguel posing for the camera: Following in her mother's footsteps: The daughter of Cindy Crawford took to the stage with Miguel to present an award © Provided by Daily Mail Following in her mother's footsteps: The daughter of Cindy Crawford took to the stage with Miguel to present an award

The model's plunging look boasted a mixed paisley-print number that boasted ruffle detailing and a low black silhouette. 

She added a touch of glamour to her ensemble with a drop-diamond necklace while her golden blonde locks were worked into a 90s-inspired style. 

Pixie Geldof, George Barnett are posing for a picture: Stylish duo: Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrived hand-in-hand for the style soiree © Provided by Daily Mail Stylish duo: Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrived hand-in-hand for the style soiree

Shailene Woodley turned heads for an altogether different reason on Monday as she graced the red carpet for the British Fashion Awards.

Shailene Woodley sitting on a bench: Got the blues? The gown featured a large midnight blue skirt and front panel, with layers of baby blue and white in strips across the garment © Provided by Daily Mail Got the blues? The gown featured a large midnight blue skirt and front panel, with layers of baby blue and white in strips across the garment

 The Big Little Lies starlet, 28, stepped out in a stripey blue hooded puffer Moncler by Pierpaolo Piccioli dress. Shailene modelled the number with the hood both up and down, showcasing the diversity of the look.

Her dark mane was swept back from her features which were embellished with a natural slick of make-up and rouged lips.

Lily James posing for the camera: English rose: The Mamma Mia! star wore her brunette tresses in crimped waves and she accentuated her natural beauty with a bronzed make-up look © Provided by Daily Mail English rose: The Mamma Mia! star wore her brunette tresses in crimped waves and she accentuated her natural beauty with a bronzed make-up look

The gown featured a large midnight blue skirt and front panel, with layers of baby blue and white in strips across the garment.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 32,looked sensational in a gold halterneck sequin gown as she joined several famous faces at the glitzy fashion event.

a woman wearing a dress: Golden girl: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dazzled on the red carpet © Provided by Daily Mail Golden girl: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dazzled on the red carpet

The model turned heads in the shimmering metallic number, with the backless detail allowing the star to showcase plenty of bronzed skin. 

She boosted her lithe frame with a simple pair of gold platform heels and carried her essentials in a half moon gold clutch. 

The mother-of-one swept her blonde tresses into an elegant up 'do, while she accentuated her striking features with a sleek palette of make-up.

The star looked relaxed and confident as she showcased her model credentials on the red carpet and pulled off a number of stunning poses.

a woman in a green dress: Work it: Singer Rae (pictured), Little Simz and Bethany Williams made their mark on the red carpet

Work it: Singer Rae (pictured), Little Simz and Bethany Williams made their mark on the red carpet
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The Fashion Awards recognises creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as the brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.

In association with The British Fashion Council (BFC), The Fashion Awards celebrates individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the fashion industry over the last year.

It is also a fundraiser for the BFC's charities and aims to support future talented individuals with their creative fashion skills.

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta was a big winner on the night, scooping Accessories Designer Of The Year, Brand Of The Year and British Designer Of The Year Womenswear.

Adut Akech beat Winnie Harlow and Kaia Gerber to Best Model Of The Year, while Rihanna won the Urban Luxe Award.  

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