London: Former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham fought back tears at the British Fashion Awards as she was handed the Designer Brand of the year title.

The 37-year-old beat Tom Ford and Burberry to land the award at the ceremony in London. Her designer friend Marc Jacobs handed her the honour, a website reported.
   
Taking to the stage dressed in a floor-length backless black gown, Beckham covered her face as she told the crowd, "I am so nervous."
   
She thanked her soccer star husband David Beckham and said, "Without him I wouldn't have had the courage to do what I am doing."
   
Taking to twitter after the ceremony she said, "We won!! Thank u so much to my amazing VB team!!!! Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion awards!."
   
Other winners at the ceremony included Paul McCartney's daughter Stella, who beat out Beckham for the Red Carpet prize for her designs, and Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, who was handed the Designer of the Year trophy from British Prime Minster David Cameron's wife Samantha.
   
The high honour tops an amazing year for Burton, who created the royal wedding dress for Kate Middleton.

(Agencies)