Thursday, 9 February 2012


Now in its 15th year, the prestigious Elle Style Awards are renowned as the “Fashion Oscars” celebrating the most stylish stars, the brightest emerging talent and fashion’s greatest achievers.  

This year, the awards will take place at the Savoy Hotel, London, which since its refurbishment and re-opening in 2010 has once again become the jewel in London’s crown.

Alexa Chung is a previous winner of both the coveted ELLE Editor’s Choice Award and the TV Star Award. Alexa is currently working in the US presenting new fashion show 24 Hour Catwalk, having recently joined the likes of Samantha Cameron, Laura Bailey and Poppy Delevingne as a British Fashion Council Ambassador.

Alexa Chung comments: “I'm very excited to be hosting the Elle style awards for the fourth time. It's always a great night and amazing to be in the same room as so many fashion gods!”

Jenny Dickinson, Acting Editor says: “Alexa is a favourite with ELLE readers for her iconic and effortless sense of style. She is a role model for this generation of ELLE women and we are thrilled that she will be our host again this year.”  

Meribeth Parker, Group Publishing Director, Luxury Group, Hearst Magazines UK says: “We are delighted that Alexa has agreed to host the ELLE Style Awards. As a style ambassador to the British Fashion Council and a true fashionista, Alexa is the perfect person to host the awards. Not only is she a style icon and a great role model for young fashion-conscious women in the UK, but she’s also graced the cover of ELLE Magazine - the biggest selling fashion magazine in the world – no less than three times.”

Emeli Sandé, the soulful Scottish songstress, recently announced as the winner of the Critics Choice Award at the upcoming BRIT awards, will also be performing to the star-studded audience. Emeli is a favourite with music industry insiders having previously written for artists including Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah.  She will be joined on stage by fellow BRIT nominee Professor Green, to perform their number one single ‘Read All About It’.

Previously at the ELLE Style Awards, British style icons such as Naomi Campbell, Carey Mulligan, Thandie Newton, Agyness Deyn, and Victoria Beckham, have graced the red carpet alongside Hollywood’s elite. Celebrities such as Charlize Thereon, Kristen Stewart, Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon, Penelope Cruz, and Clare Danes have all supported the ELLE Style Awards over the past 15 years.  Winners in 2011 included Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Natalie Portman, Stephen Dorff, Emma Watson and Helena Christensen.