Some of fashion's biggest players were recognised last night at the annual British Fashion Awards with Stella McCartney taking out the coveted Designer of the Year Award. "My team really deserve this," said McCartney as she collected her award. "I couldn't possibly manage with three children under the age of three without them."

Agyness Deyn beat out Lily Cole to win the Model of the Year Award which was presented to her by Roland Mouret. As she mounted the stage to receive her Award, the former chip shop worker handed her mobile to Mouret. "It's my mum on the phone," she said before placing the phone against the microphone for the audience to hear. Aw... bless!

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The New Designer of the Year Award went to Christopher Kane who paid tribute to his sister Tammy, but the night really belonged to Vivienne Westwood. She was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award.

"Fashion is a life-enhancing activity and I hope you continue to love it," she said in her acceptance speech. "I've noticed over the last few years that people are really looking better. Everybody looks great tonight, so I'm pleased about that. On the other hand, in 100 years we're not even going to have enough oxygen to breathe – but I've written a manifesto about that which I hope will help. But now isn't the time."

Always the anarchist, and we love her for it!

BFA 2007 Winners:

Designer of the Year:
Stella McCartney

New Designer of the Year:
Christopher Kane

Best New Retail Concept of the Year:
Marc Jacobs

Model of the Year:
Agyness Deyn

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator of the Year:
Michael Howells

Red Carpet Designer of the Year:

Menswear Designer of the Year:
Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Accessory Designer of the Year:
Tom Binns

Designer Brand of the Year:

Anya Hindmarch

BFC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion:
Dame Vivienne Westwood

The BFC Fashion Enterprise Award, sponsored by Swarovski:

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