Photographer Chris Moore to be honoured by British Fashion Council

Photographer Chris Moore to be honoured by British Fashion Council

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This December, fashion industry figures will praise the 80-year-old photography pioneer who worked at the end of catwalks for five decades as he receives a special award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards

The British Fashion Council (BFC) have announced that runway photographer Chris Moore will receive a Special Recognition Award at this year's British Fashion Awards, held on December 1. 

Moore is an icon in the fashion industry, beginning his lengthy career in the early 1950s with one of his first roles being an in-house studio assistant at Vogue studios in London, where he worked with famed photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Henry Clarke and Clifford Coffin. The photographer also freelanced for titles such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Face and Arena before setting up the UK's first online catwalk site in 1999.

With the fashion industry veteran still spending time at the end of the many runways, with his tripod in hand, 2 months a year, Natalie Massenet, chairman of the BFC, said, "Chris is undoubtedly one of the backbones of the fashion industry. He has been photographing for over 60 years [and] has captured the most iconic moments in the fashion industry, meticulously recording the immeasurable change that has occurred over the last half century."