- Sep 08, 2014
- Blog Post
The GQ Magazine ‘Man of the Year’ Award Ceremony happened last week and we give you the highlights:
The award for Designer went to Christopher Bailey the Burberry CEO and chief designer for the last decade he definitely deserves this accolade for bringing one of the oldest British fashion labels well up to date. He has also launched some big careers such as Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell. Bailey commented “This is for the team that I work with and all the people that I collaborate with. It means a great deal.”
Breakthrough Designer Award went to Agi and Sam and Sam said, “last time we picked up an award Agi was nearly sick on the stage.” Luckily the nerves were kept under control and they won against some very tough competition. Winning this will surely mark their names amongst some of the most exciting designers in Britain.
The Best Actor Award went to Benedict Cumberpatch whose sophisticated style has seen him reinvent the character of Sherlock Holmes for the new generation as well as his amazing performance in 12 years a slave and his vocal talents has been used in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The Legend Award went to Van Morrison enough said. He is a legend with a blues voice that is undeniable soulful and his career has lasted since the early sixties that revolutionised the world of music. This award thanks him for his part in that but the man himself merely stated “I don’t get out much so right after this I’m going to go back in my shell.”
The Philanthropist Award went to the former Prime Minister Tony Blair for his work since he stepped down from the role. He has created his own foundation called the Tony Blair Faith Foundation that steps into religious based conflicts and tries to mediate peace and give practical support to those involved and affected.
Tony Blair acknowledged, “I would like to dedicate this award to the people that work with and for my organisations. I feel the pulse of progress beating a little harder.”