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Fashion heavyweights in Queen's birthday honours list

Designer Jeff Banks, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and former British Fashion Council chairman Nicholas Coleridge have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Jeff Banks, who founded young fashion chain Warehouse with the Bennett Brothers in 1976, and who designs collections for Matalan, Baird Group and Debenhams and who shot to fashion fame in the 1980s as a presenter of The Clothes Show, was awarded a CBE for services to the fashion industry and charity.

Christopher Bailey, who has been at Burberry since 2001, was awarded an MBE for services to the fashion industry.

Natalie Massenet, who founded the online fashion business Net-a-Porter in 2000, was appointed an MBE for services to the fashion industry.

Nicholas Coleridge, who is managing director of publisher Conde Nast, which owns titles such as Vogue and Glamour, was awarded an CBE. Coleridge was chairman of the British Fashion Council, which organises London Fashion Week, from 2000 to 2004.

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  • Other notable names missed are Safia Minney (MBE) and Christopher Bailey (MBE)

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