LONDON — The late Lee Alexander McQueen will be posthumously honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the British Fashion Council’s British Fashion Awards Tuesday.
The BFC said that the award “celebrates the achievement of a designer whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion.”
The awards ceremony at London’s Savoy theater will open with a film by Nick Knight, which will showcase McQueen’s “most iconic pieces.” The film has been styled by Edward Enninful and features a soundtrack by Bjork. Knight said of the film: “My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and light contained within Lee, and within us all.”
Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive of Alexander McQueen, added: “We are honored to accept the BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award and that the British Fashion Council have recognized Lee’s work and contribution to the British fashion industry.”