It's not that uncommon for a few big megabrands to sweep a red carpet, particularly the Dior's, Armani's and Gucci's of the world (the latter sponsored the LACMA Gala this month so basically everyone wore Gucci).
But at the Fashion Awards in London last night, a splashy, star-studded event that honored the best in global design talent, it wasn't a powerful heritage house that dominated celebrity dressing credits but rather Richard Quinn — an indie British fashion and print designer not hugely known outside fashion circles.
In fact, we counted no fewer than nine major names who wore Richard Quinn on the red carpet, far more than any other designer last night. Despite the event being held in the UK and that Quinn is a British designer, the amount of people he dressed is rather surprising at least compared to other household brands.
There was Billy Porter, the evening's host, who made a commanding entrance arriving in a black and white houndstooth number with pagoda shoulders alongside a crew of dancers all wearing Richard Quinn. Breakout singer Rina Sawayama was another Quinn devotee, as were Bella Poarch, Addison Rae, Priyanka Chopra and Kylie Minogue.
Quinn, whose work is often described as camp and fetish-inspired (think Leigh Bowery florals and dominatrix leather), is a London Fashion Week favorite ever since the Queen of England bestowed him a design award in 2018. He's since been embraced by everyone from Drag Race queens to Kendall Jenner and Cardi B.
Last night's ceremony saw Kim Jones take home Designer of the Year for his work at Fendi and Dior Men, Tommy Hilfiger honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award and emerging designer (and LVMH Prize winner Nensi Dojaka) win the BFC Foundation Award.
See, below, for all the stars who wore Richard Quinn at the 2021 Fashion Awards.
Billy Porter in Richard Quinn
Kylie Monigque in Richard Quinn
Addison Rae in Richard Quinn
Priyanka Chopra in Richard Quinn
Tommy Dorfman in Richard Quinn
Bella Poarch in Richard Quinn
Elsa Hosk in Richard Quinn
Ella Balinska in Richard Quinn
Rina Sawayama in Richard Quinn
Cindy Bruna in Richard Quinn
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