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Transformers star is top style icon

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been named the year's top style icon at the Elle Style Awards.

The 24-year-old Transformers star accepted the award at the glamorous ceremony at London's Savoy Hotel, which also honoured Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks and Sarah Burton, designer of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.

Rosie, who is dating actor Jason Statham, was last year named the world's sexiest woman in a magazine poll.

The 5ft 9in model - presented with her award by Jerry Maguire star Cuba Gooding Jr - was honoured by women's magazine Elle alongside fellow Burberry model Eddie Redmayne who took the best actor title.

The Birdsong star was presented with the award by Christopher Bailey, and confessed he relied on the designer to help him look stylish and red carpet events.

The Bafta nominee said: "I have very brilliant people, principally a man called Christopher Bailey, who has great taste and more of a nouse in fashion than I certainly do. And he suggests things to wear, and I say 'Okay Christopher, I'll do it'."

Red-haired TV beauty Christina, who plays feisty secretary Joan Holloway in hit US show Mad Men, was named best TV star. The best actress award went to Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams, who was due to accept her award from Simon Curtis, her director for My Week With Marilyn.

Downton Abbey - which stars Curtis' wife Elizabeth McGovern - triumphed yet again, scooping the prize for best TV show.

And Florence Welch, of Florence + The Machine, was named best music act.

Alexa Chung hosted the magazine's 15th annual style awards, in association with Next.

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