Designer richard-quinn” data-ylk=”slk:Richard Quinn;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Richard Quinn, who rose to fame when the Queen sat in the front row at his fashion show in 2018, has revealed he would “love to” dress the Princess of Wales.
The designer, 33, told the PA news agency: “Something like a royal occasion in the evening, we’d love to do some sort of gown.”
On the runway, Quinn’s signature has become the clash of traditional floral patterns with black latex – but he doesn’t think he could put Kate in latex.
“[That’s] probably a step too far,” he said.
“But a nice long opera glove – looks like she likes that, we saw that the other day [at the EE Bafta Film Awards on Sunday].
“An opera glove with a bow or something – we’ll spice it up in a different way.”
Reflecting on the impact the Queen had when she attended his show and presented him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, Quinn – who is based in south London – said: “Nothing but positive things came from it.
“As a designer, you want as many eyes looking at what you do, especially as you start – that was probably the most perfect storm thing ever to happen to us.
“In terms of how we design, we’ve always designed for event dressing and that idea of pageantry. I feel there’s mirroring there – the pomp that comes with our clothes is quite appropriate.”
Quinn presented his latest collection at London Fashion Week last weekend, and he added even more pageantry by sending wedding gowns down the runway for the first time.
“We’ve got a different side of our business not many people know about, we do lots of bespoke bridalwear and we’ve done