Queen Elizabeth II attends her first ever London Fashion Week on Tuesday, 20th February 2018, at the BFC Showspace in London. The Queen arrived at the Richard Quinn show causing a paparazzi frenzy as they all tried to catch one of the biggest scoops from the show so far.
Queen Elizabeth II attends her first ever London Fashion Week showcase as we all would had hoped; in style! Her majesty wore a beautiful blue, crystal-embellished Angela Kelly skirt and jacket, black gloves and a black handbag.
The monarch sat in the front row of Richard Quinn’s show, next to Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, and American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. It was an unusual outing for the 91-year-old monarch, but she seemed totally at ease and was said to be clapping and chatting with her seatmates as the show went on.
The royal family confirmed via Twitter its official Twitter handle that her Majesty would be “visiting London Fashion Week today to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.” According to their statement, “the award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies”. This was the first time in her 65 years on the throne that she had attended any event related to Fashion Week and for a worthy course too.