A tearful Victoria Beckham collected her award for Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards from designer BFF Marc Jacobs last night.

With her parents in the audience you can see it meant a lot to her. I found myself welling up too hearing her acceptance speech in which she thanked David for giving her the courage to become a designer.

Between sobs she apologized for ‘being rubbish’ as she struggled to hold back the tears.

The designer opted to wear a black halter backless dress with a pleated skirt from her Fall 2011 collection.

The pictures aren’t doing her much justice because she looked sensational in real life.

She opted for a pop of colour via her burgundy nail colour, black Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodil’ pumps and a bouffant with a low bun.

You’ll be surprised to learn that she’s very animated and not as stiff and cold as the press love to make her out to be.

She spent a lot of time with her team who she thanked in her acceptance speech saying, “I couldn’t do it without you”.

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