The 91-year-old royal was spotted at London Fashion Week on Tuesday, getting a front row seat to the trendiest new styles from designer Richard Quinn. And in true royal form, the Queen even received a comfy cushion to sit on.
The award aims to provide continuing recognition of the cultural and trade role the British design and fashion industry has played throughout the Queen's reign. Fashion shows, for all the madness that seems to go into producing them, are short affairs, so she also had time to squeeze in a peek at another up-and-comer, Harvy Santos, who had recreated the traveling crown worn by Queen Elizabeth II's great-great grandmother Queen Victoria, except with red leather studs.
Richard Quinn accepts the The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. Quinn has a thing for expertly mixing and matching loud prints, and last season sent his models out on the runway in Leigh Bowery-esque masks that covered their entire faces.
"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. Kelly has orchestrated The Queen's wardrobe for over 26 years so knows a thing or two about fashion.
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Britain's monarch just deemed London Fashion Week fit for a queen.
"I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for selecting the first victor - Richard Quinn".
Shortly after the fashion show, Her Majesty was given a tour of the British Fashion Council showrooms, where she got a firsthand look at the displays and was able to meet with various designers.
Quinn established his label in 2016 after studying fashion at Central Saint Martins.
Who knows, maybe we'll see the Queen wearing one of Quinn's floral designs in the near future.