Artist Grayson Perry accepted his knighthood from Prince William at Windsor Castle.
Known for their tapestries and ceramic works, the 63 year-old artist was recognized or services to the arts. Sir Grayson wore a burgundy taffeta dress, inspired by the coronation of King Charles III.
My basic thought was that King Charles has just been crowned. I thought Carolingian, so I looked to the Stuart-era for influence – 17th Century, those sort of portraits of women of that age.
That was my starting point, with big sleeves and a dropped shoulder.
I designed it, and then I have a dressmaker and a hatmaker who I work with. We have fun.”
A tapestry by Grayson Perry
Sir Grayson, famed female alter-ego, Claire, won the Turner Prize in 2003 for what the judging panel called his
uncompromising engagement with personal and social concerns.”
When asked what his younger self would have made of the knighthood, he responded by acknowledging that he was
a blue-chip member of the establishment now” something that had happened by accident as “a by-product of success.”
Perry joked it would now be fun to now sign off messages as
(Photos, Instagram, Sir Grayson Perry; via BBC)