LONDON — The British Fashion Council said Friday that runway photographer Chris Moore will receive a Special Recognition Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards, to be held Dec. 1 at London’s Coliseum.
Moore is a veteran of the fashion industry, having begun his career in the early 1950s. One of his first roles was as in-house studio assistant at Vogue Studios in London, working with famed photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Henry Clarke and Clifford Coffin.
He went on to join the Camera Press agency as a fashion and lifestyle photographer, before freelancing for titles such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Face and Arena. He set up his online source for runway images, Catwalking.com, in 1999.
Natalie Massenet, chairman of the BFC, commented: “Chris is undoubtedly one of the backbones of the fashion industry. He has been photographing for over 60 years [and] has captured the most iconic moments in the fashion industry, meticulously recording the immeasurable change that has occurred over the last half century.”
Suzy Menkes, international Vogue editor, added: “[Moore’s] archive is a history of fashion from Yves Saint Laurent to Cara Delevingne — with anyone in between who mattered in the fashion universe.”