Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at
London fashion week
Queen Elizabeth makes first visit to London Fashion Week, front row with Vogue magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour at a show by young designer Richard Quinn
The royal family has often hosted Fashion Week receptions for top designers and journalists, but the new award — and the queen’s personal visit — have added a new dimension to its support for the industry.
The queen wore an Angela Kelly duck-egg blue tweed dress and jacket detailed with tiny aquamarine Swarovski crystals, set off by formal black gloves and paired with a matching handbag.
The lucky recipient was Richard Quinn, a recent fashion graduate of Central Saint Martins who started his own label in 2016 and has quickly earned recognition as part of the next wave of talented young British designers.