A Bradford woman who shot to prominence as London’s first female tailor is to return to her home city to talk about her dramatic breakthrough in the capital.

Award-winning celebrity tailor Imtaz Khaliq, whose work has been worn by celebrities including Michelle Pfeiffer, Dina Carroll and Kay Burley, will give a lecture at Bradford University.

The talk, called Creative Leadership, is part of the university’s Faith and the City programme, developed by its School of Lifelong Education and Development in partnership with Bradford District Faiths Forum.

Miss Khaliq, who set up her first tailoring business in Bradford at the age of 18, started working in London 25 years ago and was recently recognised by the Queen with an MBE for services to fashion.

She has dressed supermodels, Hollywood celebrities and high-profile people in the media, politics and business. She has been profiled on BBC News, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and several other programmes. She has also been recognised by the Equalities Commission and in Europe for promoting a better understanding of Asian Muslim women.

Nadira Mirza, dean of the School of Lifelong Education and Development, said: “This is the district’s opportunity to welcome her back.

“She attended Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College, one of the university’s trust schools, and we are delighted she is coming back to her city to talk about her experiences which took her to the height of her career as London’s first bespoke tailor in Saville Row.”

The lecture will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, May 18, in the JSB Lecture Theatre at the university’s City Campus.

Places are free but must be booked in advance. E-mail nasar.fiaz@bradforddistrictfaithsforum.org.uk or telephone (01274) 234009.