Ray Kelvin, founder of premium brand and retailer Ted Baker, donned a bespoke morning suit to collect his CBE for services to the fashion industry at Buckingham Palace yesterday (June 22).
The suit was created by Ted Baker specifically for the occasion using a charcoal Prince of Wales check, with a regal purple overcheck, vintage horn buttons and a lining featuring hand-drawn corgi on purple silk. The lining was also used in the inside waistband of the trousers, which were finished in a charcoal Italian sharkskin, and the corgi print was also use for the tie. Kelvin also wore a purple mohair waistcoat.
A care label inside the morning coat reflected Kelvin’s feelings about the occasion with the sentiments: “Ted’s well honoured” and “CBE worn with pride”.
Kelvin received his honour in the Queen’s New Year Honours, which also included designers Katherine Hamnett, Alice Temperley and Beatrix Ong, the founder of Ghost Tanya Sarne and Professor Wendy Dagworthy, head of School of Fashion and Textiles, Royal College of Art.