Knighthoods for Hegarty and Cook

Several luminaries from the worlds of design, advertising, architecture and fashion have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year.

John Hegarty, founder and creative director of advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, was awarded a knighthood for services to advertising. He is well known as being the creative brain behind the Levi’s ‘laundrette’ campaign featuring Nick Kamen and for inventing the phrase ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ to advertise Audi cars.

From the world of architecture, Peter Cook was also singled out for a knighthood. Founder of the influential Archigram group in the 1960s, he was director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts from 1970 to 1972 and is renowned as an architect, teacher and writer about the discipline.

Meanwhile, the founders of underwear brand Agent Provocateur, Serena Rees and Joe Corre, were both made MBEs for services to the fashion industry. Corre will be following in the footsteps of his mother, Dame Vivien Westwood, who was awarded a DBE last year. Also from the world of fashion, Betty Jackson, a Royal Designer for Industry, was made a CBE. Jackson started her career designing alongside Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell. Well known for her classic style, her accessible approach to design meant that she was given the job of creating Marks & Spencer’s Autograph collection in 2000.

Brian Godbold was also honoured with an OBE for his services to fashion design. He was Marks & Spencer’s design director from 1993 to 1998 and is a former chairman of the British Fashion Council.

Leading contemporary architect David Adjaye, known for his prestigious client list which features the likes of Ewan McGregor, Jake Chapman and Alexander McQueen, was awarded an OBE.

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