BRUCE OLDFIELD OBE. British fashion designer best known for his couture occasionwear. He has dressed many famous clients including Hollywood actresses and International royalty. The Bruce Oldfield label was born in 1975 with the launch of ready-to-wear collections for European and American stores. He began making couture clothes in 1978 for individual clients and from 1980 for Diana, Princess of Wales. In 1984 he opened his first shop selling ready-to-wear and couture to an international clientele. In 1990 he was awarded the OBE for services to fashion and industry; and in 2004 he published his autobiography "Rootless". He has Honorary Fellowships to the Royal College of Art and the Universities of Durham and Sheffield, was Governor of The London Institute (1999-2001) and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts (2000-2002). In December 2001, Oldfield received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law (Hon DCL) from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and in 2005 an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England. He is also a Vice President of Barnardo's.
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