Queen attends first London Fashion Week front row in surprise visit

Calvin Saunders
February 21, 2018

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.

"Anna Wintour looking ridiculous as usual - sunglasses indoors?!"

The queen of fashion taking on, well, the Queen. The royal made quite a statement at her first fashion show by sitting next to Vogue's editor and chief Anna Wintour.

"The Queen's visit to the London Fashion Week headquarters in The Strand in London had been kept strictly secret, and her low-key arrival caused a ripple of astonishment among those normally too fashionable to create a scene", The Daily Mail reported.

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.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn.

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During what has been a relatively quiet London Fashion Week, the Queen of England decided to make an unannounced visit to designer Richard Quinn's runway show. The award was initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy and will, from now on, be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer, who displays exceptional talent and originality.

It seems Quinn fits the bill perfectly.

London-born designer Quinn established his namesake label in 2016.

"I feel really overwhelmed, actually", Quinn told Elle UK of having the Queen at his show.

However, what wasn't up in the air was the victor of the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design: London-born Richard Quinn. "I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for selecting the first victor: Richard Quinn".

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