Stella McCartney has been named British Designer of the Year.

The fashion star was bestowed with the honour by Harper’s Bazaar magazine at a star-studded event held at Claridge’s Hotel in London last night.

The designer was on hand to pick up her prize at the annual Women of the Year Awards, although she was slightly late to the ceremony having been trick-or-treating with her family beforehand.

She dressed to impress too, donning a sparkling gold jumpsuit. The piece was loose-fitting so Stella avoided looking over-dressed, pairing the outfit with snakeskin court shoes and an oversized clutch bag.

Dame Vivienne Westwood received the Inspiration of the Year prize and dressed in her typically quirky style. She wore a pale pink dress which fell to her calves, teamed with grey ankle socks and large gold platform shoes.

New Christian Dior creative director Raf Simons continued his career high by receiving the Man in a Woman’s World gong. It comes after his debut collection for the label at the Spring/Summer 13 Paris Fashion Week event was widely lauded by experts.

Anya Hindmarch was named the Businesswoman of the Year.

Some of fashion’s finest attended the event, with supermodel David Gandy appearing with his girlfriend Sarah Ann Macklin.

Designer L’Wren Scott opted for a simple black fishtail skirt with chiffon detailing over the chest, hot on the heels of rumours she is to create Angelina Jolie’s wedding gown.

Erin O’Connor, Sophie Dahl, Daisy Lowe, Yasmin Le Bon and Alice Dellal were also present. – COVER MEDIA