The Fashion Industry Greats Honoured by the Queen
Fashion journalist Hilary Alexander picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace today, adding her name to a long list of industry luminaries who've received a royal honour. This year alone, Sarah Curran, founder of My-Wardrobe.com, has received an MBE and Mario Testino made headlines for being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
With the British fashion industry contributing millions of pounds to the country's economy, it's no surprise that our biggest names have been recognised for their contributions to our country. From Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton to Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy, take a look at all the big names honoured by the Queen in our gallery.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian and Gemma Cartwright