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The gold medals have all been handed out, there’s still a couple of weeks till the Paralympics, so it’s time for an award ceremony of a different kind: the third annual Style Begins At Forty Awards (SBAFTAS). And we’ll have no biting the medals (or each other) thank you very much. First up is the lifetime achievement award, which if you remember is, unlike the Brits, not given to some old rocker who just won’t go away. No, this is in recognition of an outstanding contribution to fashion. So without further ado, this year’s award goes to the fabulous Anna Piaggi. RIP. She had over 900 hats. Enough said.
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The Fashion Royalty gong goes to Queen Elizabeth II. It’s been a good year for Her Maj – and she deserves a gold medal for showing a sparkling sense of humour at the Opening Ceremony. Hip hip hooray.
And just to prove that it’s not all about London 2012, the Ines de la Fressange award for Parisian Chic goes to model/Schiaparelli muse Farida Khelfa. Nice shoes.
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The prize for grown-up DJ goes to the fabulous Thelma Speirs. Great hats, great hair and she’s a muse for Peter Jensen’s autumn/winter 2012 collection too.
The gong for Best Actress goes to Frances McDormand, who was looking very Muiccia Prada in Moonlight Kingdom. Oh go on, let’s give the wonderful Mrs Prada an award too. How about designer of the decade?
You may have noticed that there aren’t any men on the list, which just won’t do. This is not the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. So, just in case he’s not around next year – heaven forbid, what would we do without Michelle? – the award-winner for Presidential Style is Mr Barack Obama.