Kate Moss will be recognised for her contribution to the fashion industry over the past 25 years at the British Fashion Awards tonight (December 2).
The British Fashion Council announced that the World’s most iconic model will receive a ‘Special Recognition’ award. Kate was previously awarded ‘Model of the Year’ in 2006 and in 2009, was the first individual to be given a British Fashion Award voted entirely by the public.
“Kate Moss has made many people dream. And not only people that look at fashion but those that create it as well. The moment she puts on an outfit, it takes another identity. She adds personality to fashion and I personally, can never get enough,” says Mario Testino.
The 39-year-old will be joined by a host of designers, models, fashion editors, stylists and industry VIP’s with the most popular nominees, including Kate, being championed.
Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director of British Vogue said: “I love the British fashion industry. We have the most talent, the best photographers, models, designers and stylists.”
This years selection panel, including 200 UK and international industry insiders, were called upon to pick out the designers and creatives they think should be recognised for shaping today’s British fashion industry.
Established in 1989, the British Fashion Awards celebrates the contributions of British designers, creatives, models and style icons that are renowned for their ability to set global agenda.
This year, the British Fashion Awards has added an ‘International Designer of the Year’ recognising the ever growing globalisation of the fashion industry.