Surprise: The Queen of England Made an Appearance at London Fashion Week

Peter Castro
February 21, 2018

The monarch was seated in the front row of Tuesday's Richard Quinn catwalk show at London Fashion Week - right next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief (and Dame) Anna Wintour.

― AFP picLONDON, Feb 20 ― As London Fashion Week continues to offer up its creative vision for Autumn/Winter 2018 ready-to-wear, we check in on some of the figures relating to of the hottest events in the industry.

As part of the new Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design a designer will be selected by the BFC, in collaboration with the Royal Household, and presented by a member of the Royal Family each year.

A number of designers and fashion executives at the event paid tribute to the Queen herself, who was dressed in a powder blue Angela Kelly suit.

The colorful prints and headscarves on Quinn's runway seemed to emulate the Queen's own personal style, noted London's The Telegraph, though she's typically seen wearing a crown and not a motorcycle helmet.

Ex-Cyclone Gita: New Zealand districts declare state of emergency
Arriving at New Zealand, the storm first hit the zone between the North and South islands, whipping up waves up to 9 metres tall. Climate experts are predicting New Zealand will mark one of its hottest summers since records were first kept in the 1860s.

The honor of her presence-the first ever, according to reports-was bestowed upon designer Richard Quinn, who was receiving the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award For British Design at his Fall 2018 show.

Quinn, who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 and launched his label the same year, has already been recognized by fashion behemoth H&M, who awarded the young designer with the H&M Design Award 2017. Before the fashion crowd shipped off to Milan, it was joined by none other than Queen Elizabeth II for a final runway sendoff.

Wintour has been criticized online for not taking off her sunglasses as a sign of respect to the Queen.

The Award has been initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Not content with simply watching a fashion show, the Queen then dropped by the offices of Dazed & Confused magazine.

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article