Fashion’s royal night out

The Queen welcomed the toast of the British fashion industry to Buckingham Palace, for a night of stylish celebration

The British fashion industry was out in force last night, for a night to celebrate its success at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted the stylish bash, which brought together homegrown designers such as Alice Temperley, Christopher Kane, Betty Jackson, Julien Macdonald and Jasper Conran.

Representing Britain’s formidable force on the catwalks, there were plenty of model faces, including Twiggy, Yasmin Le Bon, Sophie Dahl and Erin O’Connor.

Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy and Erin O'Conner at Buckinham Palace for British Clothing Industry reception hosted by The Queen

Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy and Erin O'Conner at Buckinham Palace for British Clothing Industry reception hosted by The Queen

And though there was no end of style on show, it was Her Majesty receiving praise from the fashion industry’s leading lights for her chic Angela Kelly suit and coordinating accessories.

Sophie Dahl told the Daily Mail: ‘The Queen is my icon in general.  I have embraced her use of matching shoes and handbag since I was 16. I think she looks marvellous.’

Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy and Erin O'Conner at Buckinham Palace for British Clothing Industry reception hosted by The Queen

While Twiggy added: ‘She is a fashion icon. Over the years she has worn some beautiful clothes.’

 

 

 

 

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