Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury MBE to be Honoured with a Special Recognition Award at The Fashion Awards 2023 Presented by Pandora

The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced that Beauty Entrepreneur, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury MBE, will receive a Special Recognition Award for her contribution to the fashion industry at The Fashion Awards 2023 (TFA) presented by Pandora, taking place on Monday 4th December at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

TFA, organised by the BFC, are the primary fundraiser for the BFC Foundation and celebrate the role of fashion at the intersection of culture and entertainment, spotlighting creative talent and telling the stories of the year in fashion through the lens of purpose, excellence, and creativity. Tilbury will be awarded for her visionary and innovative approach to beauty, creating global trends which have transcended the runways and red carpet and reshaped the industry.

The Special Recognition Award honours outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. This award celebrates Tilbury’s illustrious career as a beauty entrepreneur and makeup artist, her immense contributions to the beauty campaigns of fashion’s key players, and her ground-breaking global beauty company. Tilbury has worked on over 180 magazine covers and over 600 editorial and advertising campaigns, creating iconic runway looks for fashion shows all over the world, working with over 100 designers and up to 40 shows a season.

Charlotte Tilbury MBE, Founder, President, Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty: “It is such a huge honour to receive a Special Recognition Award for contributions to fashion, from the British Fashion Council. 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.

From my earliest days working as a make-up 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 honour 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.”

In 2013, Tilbury launched her eponymous beauty brand, decoding her artistry expertise into transformative, trendsetting, innovative makeup and skincare products. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty now operates in 54 markets globally and has won over 700 awards. In 2018, Tilbury was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the beauty and cosmetics industry.

Driven by purpose, Tilbury’s goal in setting up the brand was to empower people to feel their most confident. Since 2016, Tilbury has been ambassador for Women for Women International to help support the rehabilitation of marginalized and vulnerable women in areas of conflict across the globe. 

In April 2022, Tilbury was appointed Ambassador of Enterprise for The Prince’s Trust, using her unique enterprise story as a source of inspiration for young people taking part in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme. She is also a Partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, supporting the Albies which shines a light on defenders of justice around the world. This year, her 2023 holiday collection was launched in partnership with the Rocket Fund powered by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, to support its mission to end AIDS forever.

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council: “We are thrilled to honour Charlotte Tilbury MBE with a Special Recognition Award for her incredible contribution to fashion and beauty. Tilbury is a visionary female entrepreneur and one of the most highly regarded and influential makeup artists of all time. As an essential collaborator and trusted partner to many of fashion’s biggest names and creatives, Tilbury has revolutionised the way people perceive and experience beauty in the fashion industry. Tilbury is also a fierce campaigner for positive change, advocating for diversity and inclusion and empowering people across the globe. We look forward to celebrating with her in December!”

The Fashion Awards 2023 presented by Pandora bring together a global community in London, the home of fashion creativity, to amplify leaders of change, celebrate excellence in creativity, and support the next generation of creative talent. The event is the primary fundraiser of the BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1185152), which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by focusing on education, grant-giving, and business mentoring. In the financial year 2022/2023, the BFC remitted over £1.2M in funds to designers and scholars.

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