Brits fashion goes back to black
The Brit Awards may be synonymous with pop music but stars appeared to channel their inner rockers with black the central theme of the red carpet catwalk.
Hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly set the trend with matching black three-piece suits, while double-award winner Ed Sheeran did his best to match the duo but could only couple it with black trainers.
Best international solo female award winner Taylor Swift stepped out in a black full-length Roberto Cavalli dress embroidered with a red lace dragon, before a quick costume change to an all-black ensemble for her performance of Blank Space.
Kim Kardashian, FKA Twigs and Charli XCX all got the memo about what colour to wear too, turning up in a black bodysuit, pom pom dress and halter-neck gown respectively.
But Rita Ora went against the grain, donning a gold sequinned playsuit with a plunging neckline.
Sam Smith added a splash of colour too, arriving in an electric blue Casley-Hayford suit before swapping to black for his on-stage performance, while Mark Ronson paired a black shirt with a gold chequered jacket.
Best British solo female award winner Paloma Faith was a hit in a red and black Armani couture gown and Ellie Goulding stood out in a flowing white dress.
But film star Orlando Bloom, who later joined Goulding on stage to present an award, decided to dress down for the occasion, wearing a blue denim shirt, black jacket, dark jeans and black trainers.
Critics' Choice award winner James Bay and model Cara Delevingne shared similar wardrobe choices, with Bay appearing in a leather jacket, black skinny jeans and desert boots and Delevingne sporting a fedora and a Saint Laurent shirt and skinny trousers ensemble complete with scarf.
But Madonna stole the show, even before the fall, by taking to the stage in the now infamous black and red Armani cape.