Bruce Weber is to receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2016.
The American fashion photographer started out his career with shots for GQ magazine in the 1970s, and soon rose to prominence with a Calvin Klein campaign featuring athlete Tom Hintnaus in Greece.
Weber’s work on campaigns for the likes of Pirelli, Ralph Lauren and Versace and for magazines such as Elle, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and multiple Vogues has resulted in some of the most creative and iconic fashion imagery to date.
Natalie Massenet, British Fashion Council Chairman, said that Weber’s undeniable creativity and singular warmth makes him a standout photographer and figure within the fashion industry.
“His expansive body of work in photography and film is iconic, and he himself is rightly an icon of the creative fashion community,” she said in a statement. “He is one of the foremost photographers and creative talents of our age who has helped shape the fashion industry we know today and I have a great deal of admiration for him.”
Weber, 70, has also delved into film, and made features such as Chop Suey, and documentaries like Let’s Get Lost and Broken Noses, which have won him an Oscar nomination and numerous international accolades. To date, Weber has published over 37 books and held over 60 exhibitions world-wide.
Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include photographer Nick Knight, stylist Edward Enninful, creative consultant Amanda Harlech and Professor Louise Wilson.
Weber will receive the Isabella Blow Award, named after the late magazine editor, at The Fashion Awards ceremony on 5 December (16), which are being held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.