US Vogue editor Anna Wintour has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
The 67-year-old British-born Vogue editor-in-chief was recognised for her services to fashion and journalism on Friday at an investiture service at Buckingham Palace.
Ms Wintour has been at the helm of US Vogue for almost 30 years, and is considered one of fashion’s most influential figures.
According to reports, the style doyen, who is rarely seen without her signature oversized black sunglasses, removed her statement shades before entering the palace ballroom to receive to receive the prestigious honour.
Speaking after the ceremony, Ms Wintour told the BBC the queen had struggled to pin the medal to her clothing.
“She couldn’t find where to put the brooch,” she said.
Ms Wintour also congratulated the queen on Prince Philip’s long public service, calling him “an inspiration to us all.”
While the formidable fashion maven often presents a frosty demeanour, she was all smiles after the event, which she attended with her daughter Bee Shaffer.
She received the honour wearing a knee-length pink bouclé Chanel Haute Couture sheath dress, layered with a double-breasted coat, nipped at the waist with a wide silver belt. This ensemble was perfectly paired with nude-coloured Manolo Blahnik points.
Earlier in the week, the newly-appointed dame also made headlines for the annual Met Ball.
This year’s theme celebrated the work of 74-year-old Japanese avant garde fashion designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.
The star-studded event, which has been spearheaded by Ms Wintour since 1999, has a carefully curated guest list of 600 – who all must be pre-approved by Ms Wintour herself.
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