To round off 2018, a number of prominent names from the world of fashion have made it on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List that celebrates the achievements and service of people across the UK and The Commonwealth.
Sixties model Twiggy, Christopher Bailey and Daphne Selfe will be recognised by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace over the next few months for their contribution to arts and fashion.
Twiggy – born Lesley Hornby – will be named Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to fashion, arts and charity. In a statement she said:
“I’m a very proud Brit, I feel I’m an ambassador for Britain, I always have. My only sadness with this is my mum and dad aren’t here to know. They’d have been so proud.”
This will be a second honour for Bailey, the former president and chief creative officer of Burberry, as in 2009 he was awarded MBE (Master of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). This time, his work for the iconic British brand up to his departure in March this year, will add a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) to his royal accolades.
Finally, British Empire Medal will be awarded to Britain’s oldest working model Daphne Selfe, for her services to women and fashion. At 90-years-old, she is still winning major campaigns like beauty brand Eyeko.
Over 1000 Brits have been named on The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List which also includes the writer of the Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood who will receive Companions of Honour for services to literature, and actor Thandie Newton who most recently appeared in TV series Westworld and will be awarded with OBE for services to film and charity.