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Christopher Bailey Visits Buckingham Palace... Fashion in Pictures...

Christopher Bailey made a visit to Buckingham Palace Friday to receive his Member of the Order of the British Empire honor from Queen Elizabeth II.

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FASHION IN PICTURES: Fashion illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer unveiled a collection of her illustrations of Paris’ fall 2009 couture shows — including the Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix and Givenchy shows — at London’s Mayor Gallery Thursday night. Perint Palmer’s drawings, done in pastels, paints and ink, range from Lacroix’s bridal gown adorned with gold brocade and worn with an elaborate headdress and a padded, sculpted corset from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Hollywood-inspired collection to a Givenchy look depicting a model with a veil of gold jewelry worn over her face and neck, with smudges of black pastel that represented a tulle veil. “I remember [the Givenchy show] was the week [Nicolas] Sarkozy said he was going to ban the veil,” said Perint Palmer, referring to the French president’s comments criticizing the wearing of burkas in France. “Fashion is full of ridiculous coincidences, and this was a ridiculous coincidence.” Perint Palmer was joined at the gallery by guests including Rosita Missoni and fellow illustrators David Downton and Tanya Ling, along with William Ling of the Fashion Illustration Gallery, who hosted the show. The exhibition runs through Jan. 29.

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