Royal wedding dress creator named Harper's Designer of the Year

The woman who created Kate Middleton's wedding dress has been named Designer of the Year by influential style magazine Harper's Bazaar.

The award for Sarah Burton comes after the Duchess of Cambridge herself was named "Britain's queen of style," topping the mag's Best Dressed list.

Burton, creative director of fashion brand Alexander McQueen, has clinched the coveted award at the fashion magazine's Women of the Year Awards at Claridge's Hotel in London.

Dame Judi Dench received a Lifetime Achievement award while fashion designer and Oscar-nominated film director Tom Ford received the award for a Man in a Woman's World.

The International Woman of the Year title went to Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the news website The Huffington Post.

Jessie J received the award for Breakthrough of the Year, Tracey Emin was named Visionary of the Year and Helena Bonham-Carter took the Role Model of the Year prize.

Other winners included supermodels Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Yasmin Le Bon and Cindy Crawford who were collectively named Fashion Icons of the Year.


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