Stephen Jones To Receive Outstanding Achievement at British Fashion Awards
Hat designer Stephen Jones will win the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2008 British Fashion Awards, which takes place on November 25.
"The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the exceptional talent of an individual who has contributed to the British fashion industry both internationally, and here in the UK throughout their career," explains Hilary Riva, chief executive of the British Fashion Council.
Having graduated from the renowned Central Saint Martins, Jones opened his first millinery salon in Covent Garden before going on to notch up an incredible CV working with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Comme des Garcons, Marc Jacobs and Giles Deacon.
The milliner has worked with such icons as Diana, Princess of Wales, Madonna and Nicole Kidman, plus created works for period films such as Atonement since releasing his first collection in 1979.