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Zara McDermott wears a look by inclusive designer Chanel Joan Elkayam at the BRIT Awards

We’ve long been fans of both Zara McDermott and Chanel Joan Elkayam so we were absolutely delighted when Zara hit this year’s BRIT Awards in a custom-designed Chanel Joan Elkayam gown.

Zara wore a black corseted design with a thigh-high split, accented with slight silver detailing and silver chain straps which were elegantly designed so they could be worn off the shoulder. The dress was completed with a stunning black train. It was an elegant and classy look styled by Georgie Gray. The look made it onto The Daily Mail’s best-dressed list.

Chanel is well known for her fashion shows being some of the most inclusive the industry has seen. Known for pushing boundaries and showing diversity and inclusion in all of her runway shows and campaigns. In previous fashion weeks, she’s had a transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf followed by Kate Grant, a Down’s syndrome model breaking down barriers both walk-in her designs.

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She completed her BA in Womenswear at Central Saint Martins (which has seen the likes of Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Zac Posen pass through its doors over the years.), in 2020 just as covid changed everyone’s lives forever,

While making her entire graduate collection Chanel also found the time to make custom face masks to help people during the lockdown.

Over the years Chanel has become a huge supporter of Caudwell Children  Charity partnering with them to create a now sold-out T-shirt.

You can find out more about Chanel and her work, here!

Written by Kelly McFarland

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