Fashion Awards 2021 best moments: Idris Elba pays tribute to Virgil Abloh

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Presented by TikTok, the Fashion Awards 2021 event was packed with memorable moments and head-turning red carpet style.

This year's affair took place at London's Royal Albert Hall Monday evening and was hosted by actor and fashion powerhouse Billy Porter.

One of the most heartfelt tributes of the evening came from Idris Elba. During his time on stage, he honored the life and legacy of Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh, who died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Abloh was 41.

PHOTO: Idris Elba speaks on stage at a tribute to Virgil Abloh during The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Kate Green/Getty Images for BFC)
PHOTO: Idris Elba speaks on stage at a tribute to Virgil Abloh during The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Kate Green/Getty Images for BFC)

"Those who know Virgil know he would want us to have a good time," said Elba during his tribute. "Tonight's entire show is dedicated to Virgil Abloh's life."

He also recited Maya Angelou's "When Trees Fall" poem along with remarks on Abloh's legacy, saying, "he didn't do it for the fame or the money, he did it to inspire others."

A host of other tributes have continued to pour in for the late designer all over social media including recent words from Kim Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Frank Ocean and many others.

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In additon to Elba's heartfelt tribute, the Fashion Awards also featured standout looks on the red carpet ahead of the show.

Billy Porter

PHOTO: Billy Porter and dancers attend The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Billy Porter and dancers attend The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)

The "Pose Star" made a grand entrance that included dancers dressed in floral prints. Porter wore a pointy, high-shouldered graphic dress -- all designed by Richard Quinn.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas

PHOTO: Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas attend The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas attend The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images)

Also designed by Richard Quinn: Priyanka Chopra Jonas' full-on floral ensemble with a cape and matching top and bottom.

Gabrielle Union-Wade

PHOTO: Gabrielle Union attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)
PHOTO: Gabrielle Union attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Glamourous in green, Union-Wade wore a showstopping Valentino ball gown from the designer's fall/winter couture collection.

Dua Lipa

PHOTO: Dua Lipa attendsThe Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)
PHOTO: Dua Lipa attendsThe Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Lipa wore a black A-line style Maximilian dress.

Demi Moore

PHOTO: Demi Moore attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Demi Moore attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2021 in London. (Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images)

The actress opted for a sparkling, off-the-shoulder midi dress from Fendi's fall/winter 2021 collection.

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