ELLE Style Awards 2011 Gallery: The hottest looks from the red carpet
You know when we are on the brink of London Fashion Week when the British Elle Style Awards crop up. This year's event was another star-studded affair, with appearances from some of major 'slebs including Emma Watson, who won the Style Icon award, which was presented to her by Vivienne Westwood. The actress braved the chill in a very mini pale Hakaan cut-out dress, but she wasn't the only one to bare her legs. Minnie Driver and Fearne Cotton also got their stems out, while Thandie Newton went a little sexy in a thigh splitting halterneck number by Louis Vuitton. Taking a leaf out of Jessica Alba's recent electric blue outing was Blake Lively, who wore a Grecian-inspired cascading Emilio Pucci dress.
Other winners on the night included Coco Rocha (in Alexander McQueen), who took out the gong for Best Model. Cheryl Cole won for Best Music, collecting her award in a floor-length red McQueen gown. For her Outstanding Contribution to Fashion, Helena Christensen was given the special honour, and named International Designer was Tom Ford. The only real question is, who did you think looked best on the night?
Winners of the Elle Style Awards 2011
International Designer: Tom Ford
Next Breakthrough Talent: Noomi Rapace
British Designer: Christopher Kane Courtney
Best Model: Coco Rocha
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Accessory Designer: Emma Hill
Best Music: Cheryl Cole
Best Jewellery Designer: Dominic Jones
Next Young Designer: Meadham Kirchoff
Outstanding Contribution to Fashion: Helena Christensen
Style Icon: Emma Watson