Mcqueen Alexander McQueen - coolest fashion designer in all the land. So say the UK CoolBrands Awards, anyway, who placed the Brit designer second in their list of the coolest brands of the moment, making him the highest placed fashion designer. (Aston Martin were the coolest brand overall).

Agent Provocateur were placed fourth in the awards, which are decided by "a panel of experts and industry insiders" whoever they may be, and Jimmy Choo were ninth. Rivals Manolo Blahnik, along with Prada, Christian Dior and Selfridges all also making the list.