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Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett & Gillian Anderson are named among women of the year

Nov 05, 2013 | 7:46pm EST

Victoria Beckham and former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson were among the big winners at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in London on Tuesday (05Nov13). Beckham, who took her teenage son Brooklyn to the gala at London's Claridge's Hotel as her date, picked up the Special Contribution to British Fashion award and was clearly thrilled by the honour and the evening. She tweeted, "Thank u so much @JPicardie and all at Harpers @BazaarUK for my fashion award tonight. A beautiful, chic evening." Actress Anderson scooped up the Television Icon award, while Australian Cate Blanchett was named the recipient of the International Actress accolade, and stunning 23-year-old catwalk star Jourdan Dunn took home the coveted Model of the Year trophy. Also among the winners: Mick Jagger's fashionable girlfriend L'Wren Scott, who claimed the Tastemaker Award; Man of the Year Idris Elba, who was still recovering from an asthma attack that almost wrecked his plans to attend the South African premiere of his new movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Saturday (02Nov13); Best British Actress Naomie Harris, and Oscar winner Colin Firth's wife Livia, who picked up the Green Award for her environmental efforts in the fashion world. The stylish designer helps create recycled clothing for stars to wear on the red carpet. The full list of winners is: Gillian Anderson – Television Icon Victoria Beckham – Special Contribution to British Fashion Cate Blanchett – International Actress Jourdan Dunn – Model of the Year Idris Elba – Man of the Year Livia Firth – Green Award Frida Giannini – International Designer Naomie Harris – British Actress Aerin Lauder – Businesswoman of the Year Rita Ora – Musician of the Year JK Rowling – Inspiration L’Wren Scott – Tastemaker The creators, producers and cast of Downton Abbey – Special Contribution Natalia Vodianova - Philanthropist of the Year

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