Friday, 14 December 2018

The Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Mandatory Credit: Photo by NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9424609aa) Caroline Rush, Queen Elizabeth II and Anna Wintour Emilio de la Morena - Runway - London Fashion Week FW 18/19, United Kingdom - 20 Feb 2018 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2-L) sits with Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush (L) and Editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine Anna Wintour (2-R) as models present creations by British designer Richard Quinn during the London Fashion Week, in London, Britain, 20 February 2018. The presentation of the Women's Fall-Winter 2018/2019 collections runs from 15 to 20 February.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, as she visits London Fashion Week’s BFC Show Space in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool photo via AP)

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair – but Tuesday marked her first visit to London Fashion Week.

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The monarch squeezed in the front row, chatting with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour – who wore her trademark sunglasses – and presented an award recognizing British design excellence.

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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.

A look from Richard Quinn's fall 2018 show.

The 91-year-old monarch gave the London-based Quinn the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. She took to the catwalk to address the crowd and honor Quinn, who was chosen for the prize by the British Fashion Council.

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