Victoria Beckham was elegance personified at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards on Thursday night, ditching her plunging LBDs of yore in favour of an unusual Victorian-style white blouse, complete with a statement frilly collar.
The fashionista injected a touch of the contemporary with a pair of crisp off-cream trousers – the kind you wouldn’t want to spill red wine on – and a pair of pointed white shoes.
Keeping with the old-fashioned theme, actress Jenna Coleman arrived at the swish do at London’s Claridge’s Hotel wearing a demure ankle-length white dress, with blouson sleeves and a cheeky cut-out which ran from her neck to her waist.
Gemma Arterton went for something way more futuristic, killing it in a mid-lenth rose gold metallic dress with on-trend collar detailing.
The British actress completed the look with a pair of simple black heels.
And flying the flag for rock and roll chic, Georgia May Jagger showed off her perfect pins in a ruffle-tastic holographic mini.
Carey Mulligan injected her usual dose of quirky into the occasion, choosing a full-length black and white checked dress, which sat off her shoulders.
Kate Winslet, meanwhile, played it safe in head-to-toe black, and singer Sam Smith looked as dapper as they come in a snappy green suit.
Amanda Wakeley wore a black satin jumpsuit with a boyfriend-cut dinner jacket, but took a walk on the wild side with her bag, carrying a fierce leopard-print clutch.