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Amal Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch Nominated For British Style Award

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AMAL Clooney (pix), Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have been nominated for the British Style Award.

The title – which has previously been won by One Direction’s Harry Styles and model Alexa Chung – is awarded to the nominee who “most embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital”.

Also in the running for the accolade – as chosen by the British Fashion Council – are David Beckham, models David Gandy, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Kate Moss, musicians Bobby Gillespie, Rita Ora, FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah, Kate Bush and Jamie Hince, actors Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes, Keira Knightley and Douglas Booth, as well as soccer player Daniel Sturridge.

The public can vote for the winner online at

Britishfashionawards.com/britishstyle until Nov 5 with the result being announced during the British Fashion Awards ceremony at the London Coliseum theatre on Dec 1.

Contenders for the other award categories were announced last week, with Alexander McQueen and JW Anderson leading the nominations with two each.

Irish-born designer Anderson is up for the Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year titles, while British fashion house McQueen is in the running to take home the best Brand and Red Carpet Designer prizes.

Last year’s winner Christopher Kane is once again nominated in the Womenswear designer category along with British-Turkish designer Erdem, while Alexander McQueen faces stiff competition in the Brand of the year category from Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham.

Model of the moment Cara Delevingne will battle it out with Sam Rollinson and Jourdan Dunn for the Model of Year Award, while Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Raf Simmons are in the running to land the International Designer title, reports Vogue.co.uk.

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator and BFC Outstanding Achievement Award will also be handed out on the night to an esteemed British stylist, make-up artist, art director, photographer or producer and global fashion icon, respectively.

The star-studded ceremony will presented by comedian Jack Whitehall. – Bang Media

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