Otherwise known as Fashion's Oscars, the British Fashion Awards displayed some serious girl power as Sarah Burton, Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney were the biggest winners of the night Monday.
Sarah Burton took home the most coveted award of the night, Designer of the Year.
Of course, Burton was a shoe-in. The British designer and chief creative director at Alexander McQueen designed two of the most sought after and most photographed dresses of the year - Kate Middleton's wedding gown and Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid gown.
The 36-year-old designer has been at the helm of the McQueen line throug 2011. She helped develop the Metropolitan Museum of Art's McQueen exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which attracted more than 660,000 visitors, reports The Guardian.
The Alexander McQueen name lives on through Burton and has touched the lips and hearts of millions around the world. McQueen's tragic death, followed by Burton's astounding succession, have proven to be bittersweet. Burton got the chance to head a fantastic fashion label and design the Duchess' dress, but her dear friend was gone.
I definitely considered not taking this job. I was at such a loss, he was such a huge part of my life, my every day. I could finish his sentences but I didn't know that I could begin anything, and that terrified me, Burton told Vogue during an interview.
She believed that getting chosen as the designer for Middleton was a gift, a blessing, from McQueen. Out of such terrible, tragic times and from under this dark cloud came that dress.
Victoria Beckham won Designer Brand of the Year, beating out high-fashion competitor Burberry and fashion extraordinaire (and film director) Tom Ford. This was Beckham's first British Fashion Award after three years at her label.
The Fashion Council underlined the focused growth strategy of Beckham's brand and its high levels of sell through before pointing out that Beckham is actually her own customer.
Beckham will show a collection of evening dresses at London Fashion Week next February.
McCartney won the Red Carpet Award, which seemed another likely shoe-in as a seemingly endless stream of the designer's frocks floated around Hollywood fetes.
Her sheer polka dot dress, the Lucia, was probably the most popular amongst A-list stars, including Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler.
Kate Middleton was in the running for the British Style Award, which was supposed to go to the individual representing British Fashion chosen by a public vote. Middleton was beat out by Alexa Chung, who won for the second year in a row.