We already knew that Queen Elizabeth II was going to have a stellar new year (after all, she’s just welcomed her first great grandchild, and she’s on our list of best-dressed heads of state to boot!). And now, with her annual New Year Honours list, she’s passing her luck along to a few very fashionable people.
The Daily Telegraph reports that designer Alice Temperley will become an Member of the Order of the British Empire, commonly called receiving an MBE. She’s being recognized for her contributions to the fashion industry, but we’d be willing to bet that her majesty wants to show her support for the Temperley, which has been called fledgling. Temperley herself is a talented designer, yet despite a global reach, a successful diffusion line and even a collection with Target a few years ago, her success isn’t what it could be. Maybe an official pat on the back from her monarch might do the trick?
Other fashionable initiates to the order include clothing designer Tamyra Sarne, shoe designer Beatrix Ong, Professor Wendy Dagworthy of the fashion department at the Royal College of Art and Mark and Margaret Constantine, founders of Lush cosmetics. You can see a full list of this year’s 998 new members here.
Top fashion names make the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2011 [The Daily Telegraph]