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Queen Elizabeth went to London Fashion Week for the first time ever, watches catwalk with Anna Wintour

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

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Queen Elizabeth with Anna Wintour ( GETTY IMAGES )

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.

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THE QUEEN SITS WITH ANNA WINTOUR AS THEY WATCH THE RICHARD QUINN SHOW AT LONDON FASHION WEEK. PICTURE BY ROTA / I-IMAGES

 

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Richard Quinn receives his award from the Queen. Photograph: WWD/REX/Shutterstock

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.