Royal wedding dress designer up for fashion gong
Sarah Burton has been nominated for a Designer of the Year award.
The creative director of Alexander McQueen took over at the label last year, following the suicide of label namesake Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen. Her first collection went down a storm and her fashion credentials were cemented when she was chosen to design the now Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown for her April wedding to Britain’s Prince William.
Sarah has been named in the prestigious category of the 2011 British Fashion Awards alongside Erdem and Christopher Kane.
The Designer Brand of the Year prize will go to either Tom Ford, Burberry, Victoria Beckham or Stella McCartney.
“This year's nominees demonstrate the breadth and creativity London has to offer. The fashion brands and designers that are based here set the trends across the globe,” said Chairman of the British Fashion Council Harold Tillman.
Vying for the Model of the Year gong are Georgia May Jagger, Kristen McMenamy and Stella Tennant.
Either Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill for Mulberry or Katie Hillier will be honoured for their accessories designing.
As well as the nominations announced last night, three other people will receive prizes on the night. A UK style icon will be honoured for their Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award, an inspiring fashion big wig will get the British Style gong while another person will be praised for their Red Carpet looks.
This year the ceremony will take place on November 28.