Sienna brought a dash of rosy colour to the Old Billingsgate Market venue. "They are the kind of clothes you dream about as a little girl," she said of Matthew's creations
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Keira Knightley meanwhile made a rather more understated style statement in another number by the designer. "I must say I feel very pretty in it," revealed the Pirates Of The Caribbean star
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17 FEBRUARY 2005

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British style guru Matthew Williamson was applauded by a roll call of big names when he made a triumphant return to London on Wednesday. Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Helena Christensen were among those who went along to congratulate him as he was honoured with the Moet & Chandon Fashion Tribute Award.

The experience of receiving the prestigious trophy was presumably made all the sweeter by the fact his A-list friends were wearing his creations.

Sienna, who has turned to Matthew to design the dress for her forthcoming wedding to Jude Law, opted for a striking pink affair. "They are the kind of clothes you dream about as a little girl," she said.

Her fellow actress Keira Knightley was meanwhile looking sophisticated in a chocolate brown number under a cropped jacket. "This is the first time I've worn one of his gowns and I must say I feel very pretty in it," revealed the 19-year-old.

The glitzy party, staged at Old Billingsgate Market, also marked Matthew's return after a five-year absence from London Fashion Week. He presented his latest collection just a few days earlier in the Big Apple, but the designer's London fans were treated to a retrospective of his work, along with some choice samples of his new line, as top models like Jodie Kidd, Jasmine Guinness and Yasmin Le Bon took to the catwalk. And despite being the centre of everyone's attention, Matthew wasn't about to let it all go to his head. "I feel honoured just to be considered," he said.

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