Victoria Beckham was given the designer brand award on Nov. 28 at the British Fashion Awards. The former pop star no doubt enjoyed being in the limelight for something other than having a hot husband, giving birth or being accused of having bunion surgery. So this time around, it was Posh's time to shine as she tearfully thanked her supportive loved ones.
"I am so nervous. This means so much to me. I am overwhelmed," Beckham said backstage, quoted by the Daily Mail. "I was really trying to keep it together in the speech without bursting out crying"
I know you're probably wondering what the ever-fashionable Vicky wore. She donned an all-black ensemble, but looked more elegant than gothic. The dress was a backless halter with a draped, loose-fitting top and a pleated column-like bottom that just barely hid a pair of black stiletto Christian Louboutins. Oh, Becks, you may have had to get those nasty bunions cut from your feet, but you sure do clean up nicely.
But Posh wasn't the only one to take home an award that night.
Stella McCartney was honored for creating some of the most memorable red carpet ensembles. She wore a patterned jumpsuit with peep-toe shoes and styled her straight hair simple by parting it down the middle.
Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen designer who crafted Kate Middleton's wedding gown, was given the designer of the year award. She, too, went all-black, with an asymmetrical gown and black platform stilettos.
Accessory designer Charlotte Olympia won the award for her category, and her ensemble certainly showed off her flair for bags, shoes and jewelry. Donning a simple black sequined off-the-shoulder number, Olympia made the look her own, wearing sheer red stockings, gold and red patterned platforms and a scarlet rectangle-shaped clutch.
The Telegraph paid special attention to a pair of pumps designed by Olympia and worn by Samantha Cameron, the wife of Prime Minister David Cameron. The shoes were cherry red satin and simple from the front, but featured a sea shell design fanned out over the back.
There was nary a flat shoe in sight, which means that some of these ladies may have had aching bunions at the end of the event. If they want to avoid the painful bunion surgery that Beckham endured, they may want to consider bunion splints or orthotics to help correct bony deformities.