Just weeks after Christopher Bailey was named CEO of Burberry, the Yorkshire-born designer has celebrated another fashion triumph.
The 42-year-old style icon received the ultimate promotion gift when he was inducted into the fashion Hall of Fame at the fourth annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards.
He was honoured with the coveted title at the London ceremony inside the Victoria and Albert Museum.
According to WGSN, the prestigious accolade is awarded to individuals who have "furthered the interests of the industry, broken new ground and inspired the world."
Bailey follows in the footsteps of past recipients including photographer Rankin and Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki.
The Royal College of Art Bailey graduate worked at Donna Karan and Gucci before joining Burberry as creative director in 2001. He was promoted to chief creative officer in 2009.
Bailey has been credited for boosting the fortunes of the British label and will replace Angela Ahrendts as CEO in 2014, following her departure to Apple.
He will continues to juggle his previous position as chief creative officer at Burberry.
Global Fashion Awards Full List Of Winners
Catrice Womenswear Designer: Erdem Moralioglu
Menswear Designer: Oliver Spencer
Footwear and Accessories Designer: Nicholas Kirkwood
Sustainable Design Team: Jeanologia
Best Multi-Channel Retailer: Topshop
Womenswear Design Team: & Other Stories
Menswear Design Team: Acne
Sports/Activewear Design Team: Sweaty Betty
Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand: Emma J Shipley
Intimates and Swim Design Team: Princesse Tam Tam
Kidswear Design Team: Gap
Best New Store: Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
Best Store: Tsvetnoy Central Market in Moscow, Russia
iSKO Denim Design Team: G-Star Raw
Preciosa Footwear and Accessories Design Team: Gandys
Lycra Future Designer: Lucy Gardner
Best Buying Team: Net-A-Porter.com