The American beauty has dominated editorial this year, thanks to her modelling career, venturing into design with Tommy Hilfiger and Stuart Weitzman, fronting the new Reebok campaign and, of course, expertly defending herself outside of a show during Milan Fashion Week when she was grabbed by Vitalli Sediuk.
Gigi, who was recently revealed as having gained the most followers on Instagram this year, was presented the award by Donatella Versace and became visibly emotional upon accepting it. She said, "To Bruce [Weber] and Carine [Roitfeld], who started my career when no one else knew who I was, I can't believe that I'm sitting here with you today. To everyone who has been so genuine and looked beyond what the rest of the world looked for, that has meant so much to me. You guys know who I am, and that to me means so much, so thank you for inspiring me, and for teachnig me to look beyond - and for being the most amazing industry I could ever ask to be a part of. You guys are a dream come true. Thank you so much."
Gigi took out the accolade, beating sister Bella (who has also had a stellar year), Kendall Jenner, Lineisy Montero and Adwoa Aboah.