The British Fashion Council, which organizes the awards event, a fundraiser for students and emerging designers, said the entrepreneur was receiving the award for her “contribution to the fashion industry” and “her visionary and innovative approach to beauty, creating global trends which have transcended the runways and red carpet and reshaped the industry.”
The makeup artist’s portfolio is prolific. She’s worked on more than 180 magazine covers; more than 600 editorial and advertising campaigns and with numerous fashion designers during show season.
“Britain is a trailblazer in fashion, so inspiring, innovative and dynamic. I am so grateful to have worked with some of the greatest creative geniuses in the fashion world, from photographers to designers, editors, stylists, icons and models to create pure beauty magic,” said Tilbury, founder, president, chairman and chief creative officer of her eponymous beauty empire.
“From my earliest days working as a makeup artist on shows and editorial, I have seen for myself the transformative power of makeup to help everyone feel and look like their most confident selves, and it has been the honor of my life to share that mission with the world through my brand. I truly believe that when you feel your most confident, you can change the world,” she added.
Meanwhile, designer Valentino Garavani will receive the Outstanding Achievement prize at The Fashion Awards for his “groundbreaking couture creations” and red carpet gowns.
Pandora is becoming principal partner of the awards.