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So The Queen Turned Up To London Fashion Week

So The Queen Turned Up To London Fashion Week

Her Majesty, making her first-ever appearance Tuesday at the world-renowned clothing showcase, watched a show by up-and-coming designer Richard Quinn before presenting him with the inaugural Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

It is a sight many people never expected to see - the 91-year-old Queen sitting in the front row of a fashion show next to the editor of Vogue, Dame Anna Wintour.

Elizabeth II, who completed her chic two-piece outfit with black accessories, toured the Designer Showrooms to view the collections and met Headonism and Rock Vault designers Completedworks, DAOU, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Harvey Santos, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Shimell and Madden and The Season Hats. The award was initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy and will, from now on, be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer, who displays exceptional talent and originality.

"From the tweed of the Hebrides to Nottingham lace, and of course Carnaby Street, our fashion industry has been renowned for outstanding craftsmanship for many years, and continues to produce world-class textiles and cutting edge, practical designs".

The queen has a history of looking unimpressed in public, and Quinn's fashion show was no exception. Before the fashion crowd shipped off to Milan, it was joined by none other than Queen Elizabeth II for a final runway sendoff. As the models sashayed down the runway, the queen lightly applauded, as shown in video from the event.

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The visit was a surprise appearance at the Richard Quinn show today.

However, what wasn't up in the air was the victor of the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design: London-born Richard Quinn.

The award itself has been designed by Lucy Price at Bauhinia Studios in Birmingham's jewellery quarter.

Richard Quinn is the first ever recipient of the award, who is being recognised due to his prints.


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