Christopher Bailey Is On The Queen’s New Year’s Honors List For His Work At Burberry

It's the second royal award received by Burberry's former chief creative officer

Christopher Bailey

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  • – The Queen’s New Year’s Honors’ List for 2019 has been released, and the former chief creative officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, is set to receive a CBE for his services to fashion.
  • – This marks Bailey’s second royal honor, as back in 2009, Bailey was awarded an MBE, or Master of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
  • Bailey stepped down from his role at Burberry earlier this year, having worked at the fashion house since 2001.

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Christopher Bailey’s work at Burberry is being recognized by Queen Elizabeth, as the designer is set to receive a CBE for his services to fashion. CBE stands for Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and recognizes the achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

The Queen’s New Year’s Honors list names 1,148 people, who will all receive awards in 2019. This will mark Bailey’s second time receiving recognition from the palace, as he was previously awarded an MBE, or Master of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, back in 2009.

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Bailey stepped down as Burberry’s chief creative officer in March 2018, and his inclusion on the New Year’s Honors list commemorates his impactful time at the fashion house.

Having been brought in as Burberry’s design director in May 2001, the designer went on to be named as creative director in 2004 and, subsequently, as chief creative officer in November 2009.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

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