Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, and Sarah Burton Nominated for 2011’s British Fashion Awards

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From left: BFA nominees Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford, and Sarah Burton. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

When Victoria Beckham received a "Designer Brand of the Year" nomination for last year's British Fashion Awards, industry veterans got huffy that such a relative newcomer — and a celebrity designer at that — be put in the same category as titans like Burberry, Mulberry, and Pringle of Scotland. Mulberry won in the end, but Victoria Beckham is back in the nominee pool this year for the same category, this time competing against Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, and Burberry again.

Meanwhile, royal wedding hero Sarah Burton is an obvious front-runner for "Designer of the Year," and 19-year-old Hudson Jeans butt face Georgia Jagger will duke it out with seasoned pros Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy for the title of best model.

See the complete list of nominees:

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Christopher Kane
Erdem
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Last year's winner: Pheobe Philo for Céline

Related: Céline’s Phoebe Philo Won Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards
BFA 2011 Nominees [Vogue UK]