the british fashion awards in facts and figures

We break down this evening’s ceremony into neat little numbers.

by Stuart Brumfitt
01 December 2014, 12:15pm

Tonight sees the biggest event in the British fashion calendar, when the British Fashion Awards take over the London Coliseum to celebrate the contributions of designers, creative and models. The great and good of the industry will be in attendance and nominees include a great range of talent, from Cara Delevingne to Craig Green, Nicholas Ghesquiere to Marques Almeida and Jourdan Dunn to JW Anderson. It's a grand affair, and in advance, we break down the numbers on the night. We're talking tequila, popcorn, perfume and crystals.

1 Victoria's Secret Angel in attendance (at least).
4 teams of MAC artists doing the make-up of staff, guests and VIPs.
5 litres of Penhaligon's perfume in the VIP goody bags.
12 kg of loose Swarovski crystals on The British Fashion Award red carpet.
15 kg = total weight of the Swarovski awards.
17 different dishes will be served.
20 Mercedes Benz Chauffeurs to drive VIP guests on the night.
63 nominees (and just 17 winners).
150 Bertie's Boys working at the event.
200 bottles of Patron.
300 litres of label m products in goody bags.
400 industry figureheads from around the world were asked to cast their vote.
520 bottles of Marks and Spencer wine served over the course of the evening.
1,400 bottles of Diet Coke will be served at the theatre bars on the night (with 50 bespoke named bottles to be given to nominees and VIPs).
1,700 goody bags to be distributed on the night.
1,750 bags of Propercorn will be eaten during the ceremony.
3,000 members of the general public voted for the British Style Award.
4,300 MAC items to be gifted in the goody bags.

We love a fashion figure! 


Photography Angelo Pennette
Styling Cathy Kasterine
Cara wears jumper Stella McCartney. Spider property of London Zoo.
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