One of the first major in-person UK events since the pandemic, The 2021 Brit Awards red carpet featured the fun, flirtatious and fashionable. We’ve got a look at all of the winners and some of the most head-turning attendees for you right here.
2021 Brit Awards Winners and Red Carpet Pics
The 2021 Brit Awards is an extra special one this year, being one of the first major in-person events to be taking place since the pandemic took hold of the UK. Hosted by Jack Whitehall, we saw ten awards presented and several great performances.
The annual UK music industry awards show has designers reinterpret their trophy each year.
This year it’s the first ever collaborative design. Two very different and visually striking statuettes: the large colorful one by Yinka Ilori was inspired “acts of kindness” with colors inspired by his Nigerian heritage. The smaller of the two by Es Devlin is engraved with the maze pattern that celebrates the paths many of those working within the creative industries have had to tread in order to progress through this challenging year.
Each winner is encouraged to award the second smaller trophy on to someone else – be it family member, friend, neighbour, colleague, fellow artist, key worker, or another person important to them.
It was a year for some great female firsts. Taylor Swift is the first woman to receive the Global Icon Award and Little Mix is the first female group to ever win best British Group.
What the Winners Wore
Dua Lipa wowed in Vivienne Westwood, sporting an Amy Winehouse-type Beehive, as she took home the award for Female Solo Artist.
Billie Eilish phoned it in, literally. Unable to be there, the winner of the 2021 Best International Female Solo Artist posted a video of her accepting the award: in a cozy ragged sweater.
The crowd was thrilled with Little Mix (and their two baby bumps) winning the Best British Group (first female group to so!):
Haim took home the award for Best International Group. The sisters dressed in androgynous ensembles:
Harry Styles, in a patchwork patterned suit and vintage Gucci handbag, took home the award won for British Single (Watermelon Sugar):
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Taylor Swift was awarded the Brits Global Icon and provided her own red carpet pics on Twitter:
Arlo Parks took home the award for Breakthrough Artist:
Griff (announced in March as the winner of Breakthrough Artist) wore a very unique dress (with built-in social-distancing) by up and coming Chinese fashion designer Susan Fang:
JHus won for Male Solo Artist and The Weeknd for International Male Solo Artist but neither were at the event.
What The Presenters and Nominees Wore
Olly Anderson (who performed a new charity single ‘It’s A Sin’ with Elton John for his AIDS Foundation) wore Gucci:
Olivia Rodrigo wore a highlighter-yellow Christian Dior dress:
Headie One in Louis Vuitton:
Billie Porter in ThreeASFOUR:
AJ Odudu in Reem Juan:
Maya Jama wore a sexy crystal-embellished dress and shoes:
Mabel donned a crystal-embellished lime green gown and matching shoes:
Raye wore a hot pink ETRO, reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:
MNEK wore a light blue satin pleated suit with matching bag:
Clara Amfo wore a slinky chainmail frock by Poster Girl:
Boy George looked terrific:
The full list of winners can be found here