Step Aside, Supermodels: The Queen Is Now the Most Important Person at London Fashion Week
While we’ve all been obsessing over the gorgeous clothes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, it’s high time we remember the OG fashionista in the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II. And it looks like the royal matriarch agrees, which might be the reason she accepted an invitation to sit front row at London Fashion Week for the first time in her 65-year reign.
An unannounced engagement for the Queen today: at the age of 91 she is going to be in the FROW at none other than London Fashion Week! #LondonFashionWeek ???????? #HMQ She@never creases to surprise us! pic.twitter.com/VHIySLvbUi? Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) February 20, 2018
The 91-year-old queen was all smiles when she arrived at the Richard Quinn runway show on Tuesday, no doubt in part because she knew she was about to upstage every other fashion influencer and attendee in the joint.
She sat front row (obviously) in her very own plush cushioned chair next to Vogue editor in chief plebeian Anna Wintour, who was seated on a bench typical of runway shows.
In addition to watching the fashion show, Elizabeth presented designer Richard Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, an honor that 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,” according to a statement on the royal family’s Twitter account.
Now only time will tell if Her Majesty’s crystal-embellished blue suit by Angela Kelly will have the same wild sell-out effect as nearly everything Kate and Meghan wear.