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Katy wins Woman of the year but rival Jessie steals show

US pop star Katy Perry has been crowned Woman Of The Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.

Perry was presented with her gong by pop princess Kylie Minogue at the awards ceremony in London.

The 29-year-old I Kissed A Girl singer is known for her campaign work for gay rights and her support of same-sex marriage.

Perry, who divorced British comedian Russell Brand in 2011, after 14 months of marriage, recently recorded duet Who You Love with boyfriend John Mayer, and the couple are rumoured to be engaged.

Guests at the event included model Cara Delevingne, singers Jessie J and Ellie Goulding, as well as former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and designer Tom Ford.

They were treated to a champagne reception, a 1950s' supper club menu and table butler service at the magazine's 17th annual celebration of style.

Lily Allen was named Female UK Recording Artist of the Year, while Tinie Tempah took home the title of Male UK Recording Artist of the Year. Emma Watson was awarded Actress of the Year and singer Pharrell Williams was presented with the gong for International Recording Artist.


Fashion photographer David Bailey was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by designer and director Tom Ford. Tom Hiddleston was named Man of the Year.

The Elle Style Awards 2014 in association with Warehouse were hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and took place at the newly refurbished venue One Embankment.

Other winners included UK British Designer of the Year Christopher Kane. The Model of the Year was Felicity Jones and the Accessory Designer of the Year was Kate Hillier.