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Katie Grand to receive Isabella Blow Award at The Fashion Awards 2022

Tom Bottomley
25 November 2022

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced that Katie Grand will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2022, to be held on 5 December at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Grand will be honoured for her “incredible contribution to culture, art, and fashion”. In her role as a highly regarded stylist and creative consultant, Grand has worked on some of the most style-defining shows and campaigns of recent years, including working with Prada, Miu Miu, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Matty Bovan and Tomo Koizumi.

After vanguard work as Fashion Director of Dazed and The Face and launch editor of Another, her magazine portfolio includes the further launch of three influential titles: Perfect, Love and Pop. Since 2020, she has worked with Sarabande, the emerging artists foundation established by Alexander McQueen.

Grand “bridges the gap between counterculture and luxury fashion”. She has been credited for the discovery and rise of many era-defining creatives, models, photographers, writers and designers’ careers, including Cara Delevingne, Mert & Marcus, Rasharn Agyemang, Kendall Jenner, Zhonglin and Alasdair McLellan.

Highlights from her professional career have recently been collated in her new book, titled ‘Tears and Tearsheets’.

BFC Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Rush, said: “We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to Katie Grand and acknowledge her for her incredible creative contribution to the global fashion industry.

“Always ahead of the curve, Katie’s work as a stylist and creative consultant has influenced trends and supported the discovery of fresh, new talent. We look forward to celebrating her in London in December.”

Grand commented: “I’m delighted to accept this award. The legacy Issy Blow left behind and everything she brought to fashion has always been a massive inspiration to me.”

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator recognises the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, celebrating invaluable contributions that have changed the fashion landscape.


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