LONDON (AFP) - Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckhams elevation into the fashion industrys elite was confirmed Monday when she was awarded a major prize at Britains most prestigious design awards. The singer, wife of iconic footballer David Beckham, won the Best Designer Brand prize at the British Fashion Awards ceremony held in central Londons exclusive Savoy Hotel. Wearing a black halter-neck gown, Beckham claimed the 'fashion Oscar after beating off competition from industry giants Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Burberry. Alexander McQueens Sarah Burton, who designed the Duchess of Cambridges wedding dress and her sister Pippa Middletons bridesmaid outfit, walked off with the evenings top prize, Designer of the Year. Other winners included model Stella Tennant and TV presenter turned catwalk star Alexa Chung. Among the guests were supermodel Kate Moss, Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council, said the range of nominees demonstrate the breadth and creativity London has to offer. The fashion brands and designers that are based here set the trends across the globe, he added.