Nearly every Briton will remember the last 12 months as the year that the red, white and blue bunting never came down.
The past year has seen an unprecedented string of celebrations, from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, to the 2012 Summer Olympics, to the news this month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child — an heir to the throne.
It was a year to remember British icons — and not just the Queen: The Rolling Stones and James Bond each marked 50 years in business. And the British Fashion Council celebrated the country’s stylish males with the unveiling in June of London Collections: Men, a twice-yearly fashion showcase.
It was Stella McCartney, the first fashion designer ever to create uniforms for Team GB and Paralympics GB, who kicked off Britain’s celebratory year when she unveiled her designs at the Tower of London in March.
“I was touched by the fact that she lost her father, really before his time, and it was a real shock. She had two young children, she was married and she was expecting that she would have her own life for a good 25 years,” said Claire Foy about playing a young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown. Styled by @mayteallende 📸@jgreenery #emmys2017 #wwdeyeu
“Truth and lies have become a real interesting theme, more than ever, lately,” Emmy nominee Laura Dern told WWD. "It’s a very interesting time to use our voice." Styled by @cristinaehrlich, 📸 @shayanhathaway #wwdeye #emmys2017
“It transcends the genre that is you think of a sci-fi show — you don’t expect it to be so profound or emotionally riveting,” Evan Rachel Wood told WWD of her Emmy nominated role in Westworld. styled by @samanthamcmillen_stylist 📸 @emmanmontalvan #emmys2017 #wwdeye