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Naomi Campbell gave an emotional speech in front of the a-list crowd at Monday night's British Awards.

The British supermodel was presented with the night's top prize, Icon, during the star-studded ceremony at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London.

Naomi, 49, was in tears as she accepted the prize from Sir Jony Ive, before thanking her mother for 'raising me single-handedly.'

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell gave an emotional speech in front of the a-list crowd at Monday night's British Fashion Awards

Icon: Naomi Campbell gave an emotional speech in front of the a-list crowd at Monday night's British Awards

Calling it 'an out-of-body experience,' Naomi said of her mother Valerie, who joined her at the VIP event:'You raised me single-handedly, you were my mother and my father.

The model also got teary as she told the crowd: 'I learned today that I'm the first woman of colour to receive this award.'

'That leaves me to say who I consider my style icons: Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Donyale Luna, Bethann Hardison, Naomi Sims, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner.'

Tears: The British supermodel was presented with the night's top prize, Fashion Icon, during the star-studded ceremony at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

Tears: The British supermodel was presented with the night's top prize, Fashion Icon, during the star-studded ceremony at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

Tears: The British supermodel was presented with the night's top prize, Icon, during the star-studded ceremony at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

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Emotional: Naomi, 49, was in tears as she accepted the prize from Sir Jony Ive, before thanking her mother for 'raising me single-handedly'

Emotional: Naomi, 49, was in tears as she accepted the prize from Sir Jony Ive, before thanking her mother for 'raising me single-handedly'

Congrats: Sir Jony Ive called Naomi 'disarmingly honest' before presenting her with the prize

Congrats: Sir Jony Ive called Naomi 'disarmingly honest' before presenting her with the prize

'I could go on and on, but I want to thank you for paving the way for me and inspiring a generation.' 

Earlier in the evening Naomi stunned in an gown which was adorned with an intricate pattern of sparkling gems. 

Adding a touch more glitz to her stylish outfit, Naomi donned Asprey’s diamond chandelier earrings, line bracelets and rings for the evening.

Giving thanks: Calling it 'an out-of-body experience,' Naomi said of her mother: 'You raised me single-handedly, you were my mother and my father'

Giving thanks: Calling it 'an out-of-body experience,' Naomi said of her mother: 'You raised me single-handedly, you were my mother and my father'

Her icon: Naomi's mother Valerie Morris dazzled in a floor length glitter gown as she joined her daughter at the VIP event

Her icon: Naomi's mother Valerie Morris dazzled in a floor length glitter gown as she joined her daughter at the VIP event

Iconic: The model also got teary as she told the crowd: 'I learned today that I'm the first woman of colour to receive this award'

Iconic: The model also got teary as she told the crowd: 'I learned today that I'm the first woman of colour to receive this award'

More tears: Naomi went onto name her style icons including Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Diana Ross,Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner

Inspiration: Naomi said: 'I could go on and on, but I want to thank you for paving the way for me and inspiring a generation'

Inspiration: Naomi said: 'I could go on and on, but I want to thank you for paving the way for me and inspiring a generation'

Naomi also added some height to her frame by wearing a pair of black ankle strap heels with a silver decor on the front.

She wore her sleek tresses down for the event and made sure to work all her angles as she posed for some snaps on the red carpet. 

In association with The British Council (BFC), The Awards celebrates individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the industry over the last year.

Her turn: Naomi also presented the Trailblazer Award to Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Her turn: Naomi also presented the Trailblazer Award to for

Stunning: Naomi dazzled in her Alexander McQueen dress as she paid tribute to Burton

Stunning: Naomi dazzled in her dress as she paid tribute to Burton

Close: Naomi, who has had a long standing love for McQueen greeted the designer with a hug

Close: Naomi, who has had a long standing love for McQueen greeted the designer with a hug 

Congrats: Naomi have Adut Akech a warm hug off stage after the she received the Model of the Year Award

Congrats: Naomi have Adut Akech a warm hug off stage after the she received the Model of

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