Bruce Weber will be honoured with the prestigious Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2016 next month, the BFC has announced.

“Bruce’s endurance is testament to his pure talent, his undeniable creativity and his singular warmth and generosity,” chairman Natalie Massenet said of the American photographer being given the award at the ceremony in the Royal Albert Hall on December 5. “His expansive body of work in photography and film is iconic, and he himself is rightly an icon of the creative fashion community. He is one of the foremost photographers and creative talents of our age who has helped shape the fashion industry we know today and I have a great deal of admiration for him.”

In receiving the honour at The Fashion Awards 2016 next month – the first since the BFC announced a shake-up to its usual format, opening up many of the categories to international nominees – Weber follows in the footsteps of last year’s recipient Nick Knight, as well as previous winners Edward Enninful, Amanda Harlech and Louise Wilson.