News about the Fashion Awards continues to roll out in advance of next month’s ceremony. The nominees were made public two weeks ago, and now the British Fashion Council has announced that photographer Bruce Weber will be honored with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
“His expansive body of work in photography and film is iconic, and he himself is rightly an icon of the creative fashion community,” Dame Natalie Massenet, chairman of the BFC, said in a statement. “He is one of the foremost photographers and creative talents of our age who has helped shape the fashion industry we know today and I have a great deal of admiration for him.”
The choice of Weber, an American photographer, to receive the award shows the BFC’s commitment to making the Fashion Awards more international—a shift the Council announced this past summer, which included dropping the word “British” from the awards ceremony name. Previous recipients of the Isabella Blow Award (including Nick Knight and Edward Enninful) have been English. Considering Weber’s legacy, he is a strong and fitting choice for the first international recipient.
The awards ceremony will take place on December 5th, at London’s Royal Albert Hall.