Sam Smith's wackiest viral moments: How the singer raised eyebrows with VERY eccentric outfits and quirky statements as they receive Cultural Innovator prize at the British Fashion Awards

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Sam Smith proved they haven't mislaid nan powerfulness to get group talking arsenic they took location nan Cultural Innovator Trophy astatine nan British Fashion Awards connected Monday.

The singer, 31, was honoured for creating viral manner moments, specified arsenic their unforgettable latex clad quality astatine nan 2023 Brit Awards. 

The hitmaker, who identifies arsenic nonbinary and uses gender neutral pronouns, has had plentifulness of noteworthy moments complete nan people of their profession from their manner choices to statements they person made.

Not each of these person been received good nevertheless and Sam has recovered themselves connected nan extremity of crticism connected much than 1 occasion.

As nan prima takes location nan coveted honour, MailOnline takes a look backmost astatine immoderate of their wackiest moments.

Sam Smith has raised eyebrows plentifulness of times complete nan years pinch their wacky moments 

The prima has go good known successful caller years for their eccentric manner consciousness (Sam pictured performing astatine The O2 Arena earlier this year)

Sam raised eyebrows backmost successful March 2020 erstwhile they posted a photograph of themselves appearing to beryllium struggling pinch nan Covid-19 lockdown successful their £12milllion mansion.

The vocalist shared their varying 'stages of a quarantine meltdown' arsenic they spent clip astatine location amid nan coronavirus outbreak.

Wearing a pained look connected their look successful 2 snaps shared to Instagram, the 2nd image saw Sam clasp their caput successful their hands and look to cry.

Sam's station came aft they wished their followers nan champion amid nan ongoing coronavirus crisis, arsenic they admitted they were emotion 'bored s**tless' astatine home.

Speaking to nan camera successful a three-part Instagram video, they said: 'Hello everyone! This is simply a weird, weird, weird time, ohio my gosh, very, very strange. 

'I'm presently successful my house. I person sewage a spot of a headache and allergies but I deliberation I'm alright. But I wanted to enactment successful conscionable to beryllium safe.

'This is simply a weird time. I wanted to scope retired to each 1 of you correct now, and nonstop my love. I dream you're okay.'

Sam lives successful a £12m mansion successful London which they upped information measures astatine aft being burgled doubly successful conscionable 1 year. 

Sam raised eyebrows backmost successful March 2020 erstwhile they posted a photograph of themselves appearing to beryllium struggling pinch nan Covid-19 lockdown successful their £12milllion mansion

Earlier this year, viewers of nan BBC's The One Show were near baffled aft Sam claimed they dreamed of becoming a 'fisher-them' connected nan programme.

The vocalist was asked astir their sportfishing hobby earlier correcting a presenter who appeared to 'misgender' them by asking whether they would for illustration to beryllium a 'fly fisherman'.

The non-binary popular star, who uses nan pronouns they/them, was speaking connected nan show pursuing their raunchy capacity astatine nan Brit Awards, which sparked much than 100 Ofcom complaints. 

One Show big Ronan Keating asked Sam Smith: 'You're a large instrumentality of fishing?'

The Stay With Me vocalist replied: 'I do emotion fishing, yes! Yeah, I'd emotion to beryllium a fisher-them.'

The big asked: 'What, for illustration a alert fisherman?'

Sam Smith corrected: 'I'd beryllium immoderate type of fisher-them.

'I deliberation I would for illustration to, 1 day, I'd conscionable for illustration to extremity my days fishing. Like sitting connected a bank.'

They added: 'I do it connected nan oversea and I do it connected lakes. I've ne'er done it alone, someone's almost taught me.' 

Many online expressed their disorder astatine nan word utilized by nan singer.  

One Twitter personification shared nan video, saying: 'What caller linguistic hellhole is this?'

Sam has besides attracted overmuch attraction for their raunchy shape performances successful caller years. 

The prima made headlines earlier this twelvemonth for their outlandish Brit awards capacity which attracted over 100 Ofcom complaints.

They performed their caller deed azygous Unholy pinch vocalist Kim Petras astatine London's 02 arena connected Saturday. 

Earlier this year, v iewers of nan BBC 's The One Show were near baffled aft Sam claimed they dreamed of becoming a 'fisher-them' connected nan programme

A spokesperson for Ofcom told MailOnline: 'We received 106 complaints astir The Brit Awards connected ITV1 connected 11 February.

'The mostly of complaints related to Sam Smith’s performance, pinch nan remainder astir nan usage of violative connection and depletion of alcohol.'

It comes conscionable a week aft Grammy viewers slammed Smith and Petras complete their 'satanic' capacity of Unholy.

Sam had earlier appeared connected nan reddish carpet wearing a quirky balloon-like latex outfit made by manner designer Harri. 

The Unholy vocalist has besides drawn overmuch attraction for their eccentric manner sense.

Sam went viral online for their reddish carpet look astatine this year's BRIT Awards which consisted of a rubber suit pinch dramatically flared arms and legs.

In April, during their GLORIA Tour, Sam took to nan shape successful a devil costume complete pinch a corset, fishnet tightss and thigh-high achromatic boots.

They besides went for a bold look astatine this year's Grammy Awards, arriving connected nan reddish carpet successful an oversized reddish dress pinch a precocious collar and matching leather boots. 

Sam opted for different bold look earlier this twelvemonth astatine nan 65th Annual Grammy Award

The prima made headlines earlier this twelvemonth for their outlandish Brit awards capacity which attracted complete 100 Ofcom complaints 

Speaking astir Sam's Cultural Innovator award, Caroline Rush, main executive serviceman astatine nan British Fashion Council, said they are 'a existent taste innovator who has fearlessly pushed nan boundaries of some manner and entertainment.

'Smith's unapologetic and groundbreaking style choices person dominated nan manufacture successful 2023 and we are incredibly grateful for their continued support of U.K. designers.'

Sam was 1 of galore awesome stars to be nan yearly fundraising event, with Charlotte Tilbury scooping a Special Recognition Award and Giancarlo Giammetti accepting nan Outstanding Achievement Award connected behalf of Valentino Garavani from Gwyneth Paltrow. 

The grant celebrated Charlotte's illustrious profession arsenic a beauty entrepreneur and constitution artist, her immense contributions to nan beauty campaigns of fashion's cardinal players, and her ground-breaking world beauty company. 

Tilbury has worked connected complete 180 mag covers and complete 600 editorial and advertizing campaigns, creating iconic runway looks for manner shows each complete nan world, moving pinch complete 100 designers and up to 40 shows a season.

To observe nan iconic moment, Charlotte was joined by family, friends and marque muses astatine The Royal Albert Hall successful London for nan Fashion Awards ceremony.

The sensational line-up hosted by Charlotte Tilbury for this year’s awards, included adjacent friend Amal Clooney, marque muses Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn and Olivia Culpo, Lucien Laviscount, Meredith Duxbury, Coco and Charlotte’s nieces Bella & Sofia Tilbury.

Charlie Casely-Hayford accepted nan posthumous Special Recognition Award connected behalf of his father, nan precocious Joe Casely-Hayford, who died successful 2019. 

He was 1 of nan first achromatic British designers to execute world acclaim pinch his suits being worn by The Clash, Bono, Drake and Gordon Brown.

Sam accepted nan Cultural Innovator trophy astatine nan British Fashion Awards 2023 connected Monday successful a melodramatic achromatic gown

Gracing nan reddish carpet astatine London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, nan musician first wore a thigh skimming achromatic mini skirt and towering Vivienne Westwood level boots

Caroline Rush, main executive serviceman of nan British Fashion Council, said: 'He was 1 of nan astir talented and groundbreaking designers of our time.

'He catapulted London’s estimation arsenic a manner and taste hub connected a world stage, and paved nan measurement for generations of designers.'

Valentino Garavani was honoured for his Outstanding publication to fashion. 

This was celebrated pinch a manner show of 24 of nan astir iconic reddish dresses to a backdrop of: 'An evening astatine nan opera pinch Valentino', nan ballet which was filmed past period successful his hometown, astatine nan metropolis of Voghera.

The evening, hosted by British broadcaster Maya Jama and philharmonic creator Kojey Radical, celebrated 16 awards. TFA nominees and winners are voted for by an world judging sheet made up of complete 1000 manufacture experts. 

Arriving astatine nan event Sam cut a stylish fig arsenic they graced nan reddish carpet astatine London's Royal Albert Hall. 

The vocalist put connected a very leggy show successful a thigh skimming achromatic mini skirt and towering Vivienne Westwood level boots. 

Sam completed nan ensemble pinch chic blazer which boasted melodramatic enarthrosis pads and connection buttons. 

Sam was 1 of galore awesome stars to be nan yearly fundraising event, pinch Gwyneth Paltrow presenting nan Outstanding Achievement Award to Giancarlo Giammetti connected behalf of Valentino Garavani

Elsewhere, Amal Clooney (L) presented a Special Recognition Award to Charlotte Tilbury (R)

The constitution mogul wore a beaded achromatic gown 

BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2023 - THE WINNERS

New Establishment Womenswear Award: Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena

Presented by: Simone Ashley 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Campbell Addy

Presented by: Ib Kamara

Model of nan Year Award: Paloma Elsesser

Presented by: Damson Idris

Cultural Innovator Award: Sam Smith 

Presented by: Lena Dunham

Special Recognition Award: Charlie Casely Hayford connected behalf of nan precocious Joe Casely-Hayford

Presented by: Paapa Essiedu

Special Recognition Award: Sarah Mower 

Presented by: Gwendoline Christie

Trailblazer Award: Edward Enninful

Presented by Jodie Comer & Stormzy

Designer of nan Year Award: Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Presented by Josh O Connor

Special Recognition Award: Charlotte Tilbury 

Presented by: Amal Clooney 

BFC Foundation Award: Conner Ives

Presented by: Dan Levy

Special Recognition Award: Sarah Burton 

Presented by: Edward Enninful

New Establishment Menswear Award: Bianca Saunders 

Presented by: Precious Lee

British Menswear Designer Award: Martine Rose

Presented by Little Simz

British Womenswear Designer Award: Maximilian Davis for Ferragamo 

Presented by: ChiomaNnadi

Pandora Leader of Change Award: Michaela Coel

Presented by Global Ambassador: Pamela Anderson

Outstanding Achievement Award: Giancarlo Giammetti connected behalf of Valentino

Presented by: Gwyneth Paltrow

It comes aft Sam was 1 of nan first musicians to telephone for the BRIT Awards to beryllium 'reflective' resulting successful organisers making it nan first awesome UK euphony arena to abolish gendered categories.

Music manufacture chiefs faced a backlash erstwhile they scrapped nan Best Female and Best Male categories successful a bid to beryllium inclusive and applicable aft non-binary musicians including Sam, who identifies arsenic neither antheral nor female, said they felt excluded.

The first gender-neutral grant was handed to Adele successful 2022, but successful her acceptance reside she pointedly told nan audience: 'I emotion being a woman.'

It is understood she besides voiced her dismay aft erstwhile this year's shortlist was revealed to incorporate only men.

Now 2024's ceremonial will spot nan genderless class for Best Artist expanded from 5 nominations to 10 pursuing nan backlash. 

A-listers specified as Kate Moss, Amal Clooney and Gwyneth Paltrow walked nan reddish carpet astatine nan British Fashion Awards 2023. 

The event, presented by jewellery marque Pandora returned to nan iconic London venue, nan Royal Albert Hall connected Monday evening. 

The evening, hosted by British broadcaster Maya Jama and philharmonic creator Kojey Radical, celebrated 16 awards. TFA nominees and winners are voted for by an world judging sheet made up of complete 1000 manufacture experts. 

The arena serves arsenic nan main fundraiser for nan BFC Foundation. which supports nan early maturation and occurrence of nan British manner manufacture done its attraction connected education, grant-giving, and business mentoring. 

Bianca Saunders, victor of nan New Establishment Menswear Award, looked chic successful a metallic satin dress 

Paloma Elsesser scooped nan Model of nan Year Award

Josh O'Connor (L) presented nan Designer of nan Year Award to Jonathan Anderson (R) for JW Anderson 

Stormzy (L) and Jodie Comer (R) presented British Vogue's erstwhile editor-in-chief Edward Enninful (C) pinch nan Trailblazer Award

The editor posed for a photograph photo with Sarah Burton, who won nan Special Recognition Award

Michaela Coel, victor of nan Pandora Leader of Change Award, looked unthinkable successful a achromatic off-the-shoulder gown 

Sarah Mower, victor of nan Trailblazer Award, posed for a photograph pinch Gwendoline Christie

Maximilian Davis scooped nan British Womenswear Designer Award for Ferragamo

Charlie Casely-Hayford accepted nan posthumous Special Recognition Award connected behalf of nan precocious Joe Casely-Hayford

Jourdan Dunn joined Campbell Addy, victor of nan Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, and Ib Kamara backstage 

Martine Rose (L) was presented pinch nan British Menswear Designer Award by Little Simz (R)

The awards ceremonial kicked disconnected successful style, pinch world superstar Usher welcoming nan assemblage of starring designers, artists, creatives, and tastemakers for a nighttime celebrating nan world manner community, asking 'How does manner make you feel?'.

The evening started pinch METTE’s Pandora performance, followed pinch a capacity from Cultural Innovator Award victor Sam Smith and ended pinch a DJ group by Skepta astatine nan afterparty.

The British manner manufacture paid tribute to Dame Vivienne Westwood and her fearless attack to creation and activism and recognised Joe Casely-Hayford pinch a posthumous Special Recognition Award for his unthinkable contributions to manner and culture.

Each victor received a unsocial trophy designed by stylist, creation head and 2022 NEW WAVE: Creative successful collaboration pinch British solid accumulation company.