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Meet the man who switched the Queen’s head

Image copyright EPA Image caption Richard Quinn says his runway evidence was “a bit surreal”

It was only ever going to be a matter of time.

Richard Quinn is “the printmaster fashion needs”, wrote Paper magazine in 2016.

A designer to watch, said magazines 10 and Dazed and Perplexed, the New York Times and the Sunday Times.

Lady Gaga is apparently a follower and internationally-renowned photographer Juergen Teller shot his alumnu collection for a Modern Matter magazine front cover.

But until Tuesday, most people had never heard of British womenswear decorator Richard Quinn.

In only his second time at London Fashion Week, he got a advertisement lift that it was important to the stuff of fantasies – a 91 -year-old in duck-egg blue on the figurehead row.

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The Queen, sitting beside fashion’s queen bee, Vogue’s editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour in logo sunglasses, attained for a compelling shooting that was splashed across Britain’s front pages.

The runway show demonstrated off Quinn’s daring photographs, retro florals and simulates in motorcycle helmets and scarves – in fashion-speak his collections bring a “colourful optimism”.

At the end, the Queen presented Quinn with the very first Queen Elizabeth II award for British design.

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Media captionThe Queen sat between Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council and Vogue’s Anna Wintour

For Quinn, dressed in baseball cap, Nike tutors and five o’clock shadow, it was all “a bit surreal”.

He told reporters he was given only a couple of days’ find, so decided to add a few “Queen touches” affording his examples headscarves and scarf patterns.

“We truly hammed it up, ” he told the Telegraph .

“It’s a tongue-in-cheek take over Balmoral – my take on it, basically, ” he said.

The Queen was “definitely a manner icon”, he said, but it’s Meghan Markle, soon to be married to the Queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, who he reverie of garmenting one day.

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Quinn was born in south-east London, and has remained close to his springs. He analyse fad at London’s Central St Martin’s, following in the steps of way monsters John Galliano, Roksanda Illincic, Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen.

Another alumnus, Stella McCartney, sponsored his MA on the mode its own programme of 2016 through her foundation.

His work draws on a bit known artist from the 1960 s, Paul Harris. Quinn grew obsessed with the idea of altering a woman into a textile by clothing her wholly in colour and print.

“I wanted to create a strong portrait, ” Quinn said in an interview with Dazed and Perplexed. The outcome is an odd, otherworldly look.

His womenswear is currently stocked in Matches Fashion, Machine A and Liberty London.

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Updated: February 22, 2018 — 3:22 am

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