Stella McCartney won the top honor at tonight’s British Fashion Awards in London—Designer of the Year! The award, which was presented to her by Salma Hayek, marks the end of a great year for the designer, who created Team Great Britain’s Summer Olympics uniforms between designing her collections, launching her new lingerie line, and dressing celebrities ten times over, including Alicia Keys and Jessica Chastain. ”This is one of the most incredible years of my life, I thank everyone who fell in love with the 2012 Olympics,” she said during her acceptance speech. ”Something that I’ve learned this year is that great people make Great Britain.“ McCartney follows in the footsteps of Alexander McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, who took home the prize last year, and her achievements also landed her the Designer Brand Award, which was presented to her by model-actress Amber Valletta. The awards also honored Roksanda Ilincic for Red Carpet, Erdem Moralioglu for New Establishment, and Manolo Blahnik for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion. Congrats, congrats, congrats!
Plus, see Stella McCartney’s spring collection!