PAUL SMITH has been given the British Fashion Awards' highest honour - the Outstanding Achievement accolade, ahead of the official ceremony at the Savoy Hotel on November 28.
"I have known Paul for many years, he has built an incredible business, has bags of integrity and, a great sense of humour," said British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman. "Paul Smith, the brand and the man contributes a great deal to our industry commercially and creatively: his signature style is recognised throughout the world. He is the perfect recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award this year."
The accolade is given to those who have made an exceptional contribution to British fashion. Previous winners include John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.
"After over 40 years in the business, acknowledgements like this mean so much," Smith told us today. "It was a really lovely surprise when I found out, I shall have a tidy up and make a space in my office for the award."
Yay! I adore Paul Smith and all he does. A well deserved accolade indeed