Country star Taylor Swift has been named Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. The 25-year-old singer follows in the footsteps of frenemy and US singing superstar Katy Perry, who won the award last year.
Swift was presented with her award at the glamorous event by another winner, Sam Smith, who was named Musician of the Year, who won 4 Grammys this year.
Guests at the event at the Sky Garden at London's 20 Fenchurch Street included Pixie Geldof, MIA and Naomi Campbell. Simon Cowell was recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment. Burberry boss Christopher Bailey won the Editor's Choice Award, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named Model of the Year and 'The Honourable Woman' star Maggie Gyllenhaal won the TV Actress Award.
Luke Evans, one of the stars of 'The Hobbit', was named Actor of the Year, while shoe designer Manolo Blahnik was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event, now in its 18th year, also saw Australian actress Rebel Wilson named Rising Star.
Model and actress Lily Cole, who set up her own social network which invites people to give their services and skills away to help others, won the H&M Conscious Award.