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.
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.
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.
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.