For sheer ridiculousness, radness, style and bold failure, there is nothing like a real fashion event. (Exhibit A: L'Wren Scott; Steven Jones, left.) Luckily for us, that means the British Fashion Awards 2008 at London's Lawrence Hall, where Claudia Schiffer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sadie Frost and a pride of clotheshorses strutted some awesomely ludicrous glad rags. Hats, capes, baubles, bangles and beads, after the jump.
The Good:

I don't think I can express the fierce pangs of envy this picture of Roisin Murphy arouses in my breast.

How retro-glam and spy-ish is Claudia Schiffer's noir number?

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Is Tara Palmer Tomkinson looking a touch Studio 54? Hell's yeah.

In the wrong hands ‚ÄĒ or at another event ‚ÄĒ what a disaster Jade Parfitt's confection could be! And yet, it's stunning!

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This looks cool...on Jourdan Dunn. Damn you, genetics!

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Is Sadie Frost's frivolous party frock darling and fun, or is her inclusion a blatant piece of name-based nepotism? The world may never know.

If there were a 'Best In Show' category for humans, Erin O'Connor would be a shoo-in, receive a particularly choice bone.
The Bad:

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Why does Anouck Lepere's ensemble look so anemic? Fifty years ago, it would have had to eat lots of liver. Now, a supplement will probably do it.

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There are a lot of schools of thought on 80's revival, one inarguable one that it's got the lifespan of the Undead. Camilla Dallerup is apparently okay with this.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is fabulous. This Gothic Lolita special? Not so much. And let's nip this white tights thing right now.

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I'd be totally into Louise Foe's ethereal dinner napkin, were it not for the scroll-down.

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