Karl Lagerfeld is having a big week, which we’d imagine is pretty standard for the fashion giant. Following the news of his guest appearance on Kim Kardashian’s wildly successful mobile app, the British Fashion Council announced today the 82-year-old designer will receive an Outstanding Achievement Award on Nov. 23 at the British Fashion Awards.
Lagerfeld joins an impressive lineup of previous winners, including Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, iD Founders Terry and Tricia Jones and Designer Manolo Blahnik. His award is in recognition of the designer’s impressive lifelong contributions to the industry as creative director of luxury labels Chanel and Fendi.
“Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding,” said British Fashion Council Chairman Natalie Massenet. “In Karl’s hands the future of fashion will be an exceptional one.”
Last night’s British Fashion Awards, held at London’s Savoy Theatre, celebrated the best of British fashion designers and influencers making a global impact. Also known as the Oscars of the British fashion industry, the event marked the highly-anticipated debut of fashion film director Nick Knight’s short film tribute to the work of Alexander McQueen. Style.com has the winner’s list, which includes McQueen’s win for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. See the full list of winners after the jump.
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design: Lee Alexander McQueen Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo for Celine Menswear Designer of the Year: Patrick Grant for E. Tautz Accessory Designer of the Year: Nicholas KirkwoodDesigner Brand of the Year: Mulberry Model of the Year: Lara Stone Emerging Talent Award, Ready-to-Wear: Meadham Kirchhoff Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Husam El Odeh Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nicola Formichetti British Style Award: Alexa ChungSpecial Recognition Award: Naomi Campbell Digital Innovation Award: Burberry
Alexander McQueen was honored with Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the 2010 British Fashion Awards in London earlier this evening. The award, handed out by the British Fashion Council, “celebrates the achievement of a designer whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion.” In addition to the award, Tuesday’s event began with a film of McQueen’s most iconic looks shot by Nick Knight and set to the music of Bjork. Watch “To Lee, With Love, Nick” after the jump.