Anna Wintour Becomes a Dame in Her Signature Look
Anna Wintour was made a dame at Buckingham Palace on Friday (May 5, 2017) by Queen Elizabeth II while wearing Chanel.
Wintour was recognized in the New Year Honours list for her services to fashion and journalism as the editor of American Vogue for nearly 30 years. Footage from the ceremony shows that the Queen experienced some difficulty in finding the correct place on her jacket to pin the brooch.
Wintour told the press what she said to the Queen in their brief exchange.
“I congratulated her on Prince Philip’s service because obviously that’s so remarkable and such an inspiration to us all,” said Wintour [via BBC].
Also in attendance was Wintour’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, who shared a congratulatory post for her mom on her Instagram account.
“Dame AW,” she captioned her photo.
Wintour was raised in London and was formerly the editor of British Vogue before she moved to American Vogue in 1988. In 2013, she also became the artistic director of Conde Nast. Earlier this week, she honored Rei Kawakubo at the annual Met Gala in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.