Alice Temperley Awarded Honors by Queen Elizabeth II

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Alice Temperley received an MBE from the Queen.

Alice Temperley has gotten the royal seal of approval—and no, it’s not the job to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

The British designer will be awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II, WWD reports.

Her Majesty’s 2010 New Year Honors List also reportedly includes British fashion notables such as footwear designer Beatrix Ong (MBE), Fair Trade cotton campaigner and designer Katherine Hamnett (CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire), Ted Baker founder Raymond Kelvin (CBE), Ghost founder Tanya Sarne (OBE, Officer of the Order of the British Empire), and Lush Cosmetics founders Mark and Mo Constantine (OBE).

“I tend to pooh-pooh these kind of things but at the same time it’s frightening how nice it is,” Hamnett told the paper.

“It’s seductive. And my friends have been adorable about it. It’s quite funny, I’m respectable at last.”

Singer Annie Lennox will also receive an OBE for her work fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa.

They’re all in good company—Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon have also recently been recognized by the Queen.



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