Queen Elizabeth II's First Fashion Week Appearance In Photos

Emmett Rice
February 21, 2018

She took in the colourful Richard Quinn catwalk show.

The monarch later presented London-born Quinn, known for his avante-gard prints and colorful headscarves, with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. She sat in the front row next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour. He founded his namesake brand just two years ago, following his graduation from Central Saint Martins' Fashion MA course.

Queen Elizabeth II in pictures Sun, February 4, 2018 Queen Elizabeth II making her Royal visits in her many colourful and elegant outfits.

It will be given annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies, the statement added.

The show featured models wearing thigh high boots and dresses with generous cleavage.

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Stylish as ever, she wore a duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket with aquamarine Swarovski crystals from her favourite designer, Angela Kelly, who sat on the other side of Ms Wintour and came up with the idea for the award.

In a unusual twist, they also wore motorcycle helmets in the same print.

Elizabeth II, who completed her chic two-piece outfit with black accessories, toured the Designer Showrooms to view the collections and met Headonism and Rock Vault designers Completedworks, DAOU, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Harvey Santos, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Shimell and Madden and The Season Hats.

The award itself was designed by Angela Kelly, inspired by the Queen Elizabeth rose, and has been hand-produced by Lucy Price at Bauhinia Studios in Birmingham's famous jewellery quarter.

The Queen appeared to be enjoying herself as she watched the show, also sitting next to British Fashion Council (BFC) chief, Caroline Rush. During the finale, Queen Elizabeth could even be seen pointing to a few looks, perhaps picking out some of her favorites.

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