Queen Elizabeth honours royal dressmaker
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth honoured a royal dressmaker while wearing one of his designs on Tuesday (01.03.16).
The 89-year-old monarch dished out the Royal Victorian Order to Stewart Parvin, who has created clothing for the prestigious family for nine years, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London earlier this week.
And the Queen found her own special way to honour the talented designer, rather than just giving him his award, as she also dressed in a floral purple gown he’d created.
According to PEOPLE.com, he told reporters at the ceremony, held in the ballroom: “Designing for someone who looks so wonderful in clothes is very easy. I’m hugely humbled and very grateful and very proud to receive it.”
The Royal Victorian Order is given by the Queen to people who have served her or the monarchy in a personal way.
Stewart, 48, began working for the royal family after the Queen’s personal assistant and senior dresser Angela Kelly approached him before the Golden Jubilee and asked him to add a contemporary feel to the monarch’s wardrobe.
And he hasn’t just created gorgeous gowns for the Queen either as he also designed the ivory silk bridal dress for her granddaughter Zara Tindall’s wedding in 2011.