Elle Style Awards 2015

The stars were out in force at their very finest for Tuesday night’s ELLE Style Awards. The annual fashion bash saw the likes of Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne, Simon Cowell, Ellie Goulding, Lewis Hamilton and Abbey Clancy all rubbing shoulders on the red carpet at London’s newly opened Sky Garden in the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building.

Pop superstar Taylor Swift was named woman of the year at the Elle Style Awards. The singer, due to perform at the Brit Awards tonight, follows in the footsteps of fellow US star Katy Perry who won last year.

Swift was presented with her award at the glamorous event by another winner, Sam Smith, who was named musician of the year. 

Guests at the event at the Sky Garden at London’s 20 Fenchurch Street, commonly known as the Walkie Talkie Tower because of its distinctive shape, included Pixie Geldof, M.I.A., and Naomi Campbell.

X Factor guru Simon Cowell was recognised for his outstanding contribution to entertainment. 

Burberry boss Christopher Bailey won the editor’s choice award, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named model of the year and The Honourable Woman star Maggie Gyllenhaal won the TV actress award. 

Luke Evans, one of the stars of The Hobbit, was named actor of the year and shoe designer Manolo Blahnik was given the lifetime achievement award.

The event, now in its 18th year, also saw Australian actress Rebel Wilson named rising star.

Model and actress Lily Cole, who set up her own social network which invites people to give their services and skills away to help others, won the H&M conscious award. 

The Elle Style Awards 2015 in association with H&M were hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

2015 ELLE Style Awards Winners 

  • Editor’s Choice: Christopher Bailey (presented by Lorraine Candy, ELLE UK’s Editor-in-Chief)
  • Emerging Designer: Ashley Williams (presented by Pixie Geldof)
  • Musician of the Year: Sam Smith (presented by Jourdan Dunn)
  • Contemporary Brand: MARC by Marc Jacobs Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley (presented by M.I.A.)
  • Model of the Year: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (presented by Calvin Harris)
  • TV Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal (presented by Gwendoline Christie)
  • H&M Conscious Award: Lily Cole (presented by Olivia Wilde)
  • Rising Star: Rebel Wilson (presented by Jennifer Saunders)
  • Accessories Designer: Stuart Vevers by Coach (presented by Jessie Ware)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Manolo Blahnik (presented by Naomi Campbell)
  • Actor of the Year: Luke Evans (presented by Ellie Goulding)
  • Breakthrough Actress: Cara Delevingne (presented by Michael Winterbottom)
  • Red Carpet Designer: Mary Katrantzou (presented by Leigh Lezark)
  • Film Actress: Diane Kruger (presented by Bryan Cranston)
  • Designer of the Year: Erdem (presented by Alexa Chung)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment: Simon Cowell (presented by Lorraine Candy)
  • Woman of the Year: Taylor Swift (presented by Sam Smith)

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Cara Delevingne at the Elle Style Awards 2015 © Joe Alvarez

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