Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

Though it was the first-ever fashion show of the Britain’s Queen Elizabeth yet she appears as the queen of the fashion world - and the show she took in was an homage to herself.

During what has been a relatively quiet London Fashion Week, the Queen of England chose to make an unannounced visit to designer Richard Quinn's runway show.

The Queen attends London Fashion Week Tue, February 20, 2018 Queen Elizabeth II made a Royal appearance at London Fashion Week wearing a Angela Kelly duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket embellished with tiny aquamarine Swarovski crystals.

On Twitter, her office shared updates about her London Fashion Week whereabouts.

"As a tribute to the industry, and as my legacy to all those who have contributed to British fashion, I would like to present this award for new, young talent".

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, perhaps the most influential designer in fashion at the moment, held the label's 2017 Resort show in Westminster Abbey and staged it with some hat tips to the Queen's style.

The "battle of the catwalk", the "fashion fight of the year", "the glamour versus the icon".

Award-winner Quinn - who said he would like to design clothes for Meghan Markle - said the experience of having the Queen at his show was "surreal".

For what was reportedly her first fashion show, Queen Elizabeth II sat front row next to fashion's own royalty, Anna Wintour (officially dubbed Dame Anna, as of June 2017).

The Queen of England sure knows how to pull off a fashionable surprise.

The London-born designer described the win as "a real privilege". They have worked on designing an award to give recognition to emerging British fashion talent.

The award itself has been designed by Lucy Price at Bauhinia Studios in Birmingham's jewellery quarter.

The Queen toured showrooms and met designers before presenting the prize.

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