Anna Wintour, a British fashion icon and editor-in-chief of the iconic fashion magazine American Vogue has been awarded as the Dame Commander of the British Empire of Queen Elizabeth II. A Dame is the female equivalent of a knight and Wintour is awarded for her service to fashion and journalism.
Wintour arrived with her ever-present sunglasses at the Buckingham Palace ceremony but removed them before entering the palace ballroom. Wintour has earned a reputation as one of the most influential and formidable person in fashion industry and was honoured with such a high-honour title for her contribution in fashion and journalism overseas.
Dame Wintour was born in U.K. and worked as a fashion journalist in the country and was later relocated to New York. In 1985 she returned to the U.K. to helm British Vogue, but by 1988, Wintour was installed as the editor of American Vogue, maintaining the position ever since.
The 67-year-old chose a pale pink Chanel Haute Couture double-breasted coat with a wide belt layered over a sheath dress. It was paired with nude Manolo Blahnik sandals. And she said that the Queen struggled to find a place to pin the insignia on her outfit. Known for her cool demeanour on fashion show front rows, Wintour smiled broadly after the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, which she attended with her daughter Bee Shaffer. Now on, call her Dame Anna Wintour.