Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is crowned Businesswoman of the Year


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, London, UK

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been crowned Businesswoman of the Year.

The 29-year-old supermodel – who launched her lingerie line with Marks and Spencer called Rosie for Autograph in 2012 and has since expanded her capsule to include a beauty range – was awarded the accolade during at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, which took place at London’s Claridges Hotel on Monday (31.10.16).

On receiving the gong, the blonde beauty – who is also the brand ambassador for UGG Australia and is the face of Paige Denim – said: “This awards means so much as it represents so many of my dreams coming true.”

The catwalk icon, who has graced the runway for Burberry, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Victoria’s Secret, has taken to social media to show off her award.

Alongside a picture of her sporting a patterned one-shoulder Saint Laurent top whilst clasping on to her trophy, the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star wrote: “Thank you @bazaaruk for naming me your Businesswoman of the Year! #BazaarAwards (sic).”

The star-studded bash also saw Simone Rocha honoured as the Designer of the year, whilst Donatella Versace was named Fashion Icon.

And the 61-year-old fashion designer, who is the chief designer of the Italian luxury brand Versus Versace, has admitted she is “so proud” to receive the accolade.

Alongside a photo of her on the red carpet at last night’s event, which was shared on her Instagram account, she wrote: “What a night! Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Icon 2016! Thank you all. I am so proud.#BazaarAwards (sic).”

The full list of winners from the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards are as follows;

Contribution to British Fashion 
Stella Tennant

Simone Rocha

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Fashion Icon
Donatella Versace

British Actress
Felicity Jones

Theatre Icon
Keira Knightley

Emma Watson


Breakthrough Designer
Grace Wales Bonner

Malaika Firth

Woman of the Year
Laura Trott

Contribution to the Arts
Maggi Hambling

British Icon
Vanessa Redgrave

Television Icon
Gillian Anderson

Annie Lennox

Outstanding Performance
Olivia Colman


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