Style Files: Harry Styles Named Fashion Icon by BFA

(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Last night (December 2) at the British Fashion Awards, One Direction’s Harry Styles — wearing Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane — walked away with the title of British Style Icon, besting world-wide fashion icons and fellow nominees Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Cara Delevingne, Carey Mulligan and David Beckham.

With a list of that caliber, Styles’ win has been received with a bit of an eyebrow raise — does he really have better style than those boldfaced fashion names?

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One thing is for certain: Styles has been making overtures to the fashion world. He was seen at various shows during London Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2014 roll out, including a front row spot at Burberry, which was awarded BFA’s Menswear Designer of the Year last night.

Styles also nabbed the award for Best Look at the recent MTV European Music Award’s, beating out fellow musicians Rita Ora, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Below is his brief acceptance speech, including a cheeky jab at presenter Alexa Chung who expressed some surprise when announcing his win.

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